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Why booking on Google is bad for hotels

Following the lead of Kayak.com, which has turned itself into a meta-OTA-type of a service for quite some time now, TripAdvisor rolled out their “Instant Book” feature over the past…

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Google Just Upended Hotel Distribution

Google has quietly changed its approach to the hotel industry in a big way. Separate initiatives have combined to expand Google’s hotel distribution influence. 1. Consumers no longer have to…

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How operations impacts revenue management

As in many industries, pricing in airlines is often considered a headquarters function, a process that may require detailed customer segmentation, complex demand forecast algorithms and optimisation routines. For airlines,…

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Europe hotel results for August

Compared to August 2014, European hotel results saw a 2.2% increase in occupancy to 77.1%, a 6.4% increase in ADR to €119.34 and an 8.7% increase in RevPAR to €92.05…

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UAE revenues set to double

A report by Euromonitor for the Hotel Show and The Leisure Show Dubai suggests UAE hotels’ annual revenues forecast set to reach US $10.9 billion by 2019, almost doubling from…

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More growth in 2016 UK hotels forecast

London hoteliers saw a record 2014 but so far 2015 hasn’t replicated this stellar performance, according to new PwC analysis.  While average performance metrics are still very high by most…

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US hotel performance: RevPAR up 2.2%

In year-over-year results, the U.S. hotel industry’s occupancy decreased 1.4% to 70.7%; its ADR was up 3.6% to $122.32; and its RevPAR increased 2.2% to $86.46. Performance results for the…

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The Truth About Hotel Rate Parity

Many travellers do not really understand the roles of online travel agents (OTAs), travel search sites and suppliers, says travel search site Wego. Many are also confused as to who…

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The Big Revenue Management Reset

Today, a revolution is happening in hotel revenue management as hoteliers with the highest profit expectations are beginning to follow the customer instead of the product.  They are using advanced…

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