For the first time in 12 years, travel marketing firm MMGY forecasts a decline in the number of vacations Americans will take.
A major chunk of revenue continues to come from commissions and service fees. But the source of these commissions has been changing over the years.
Motels – those roadside inns that are such a big part of Americana – are making a comeback.
To comprehend how travel brands can get closer to their shoppers, a good place to start might be how Alibaba is simplifying lives via smartphone.
A new “Reward and Redeem” option allows hotels to create a cashback loyalty program with automated points redemption during the booking process.
SiteMinder launched SiteMinder Exchange, a powerfully-simple solution that solves the connectivity problem for hotel property management systems (PMSs) and hotel applications everywhere.
The number of digital travel touchpoints grows rapidly, as travelers look for better offers via search engines, booking apps, online travel agencies, and deal sites.
Some 60 percent of hotels in Europe are independent, and there is a growing segment of travelers who are looking for an unconventional, independent experience in a hotel, according to Marriott.
Despite the already seemingly endless proliferation of global hotel brands, the race to launch new ones continues.
While corporate negotiated rates still account for 40 to 70 percent of TMC hotel bookings, many corporations reduce their direct hotel contracts in favour of the TMCs contracted hotel portfolio.