Accor and Expedia Group are collaborating to expand upon the UNESCO Sustainability Pledge into 96 countries.
Heraklion Hoteliers Association Event Proves Out New Revenue Strategies
The Heraklion Hoteliers Association, EyeWide Digital, and Revitup.direct held the first-ever sales and digital marketing masterclass.
Heraklion Hotels Event 2 Outline 2020 Revenue Win or Lose
The Heraklion Hotel Association and EyeWide Digital Marketing, and RevitUp have organized a unique industry meetup for February 13th.
Mobilemoon: The Latest Travel Rage – Solo Trips With Your Phone
Data from Expedia’s first Solo Travel Report reveals 60% of travelers plan to take a solo trip within the next two years.
Expedia’s Etiquette Study: Manners Fundamental for Travel Experience
Today Expedia.com® released results of its 2019 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study, which showed good manners vital for travel experience.
Expedia Travel Study Shows Most Travellers Plan Around Sporting Events
Expedia, Official Travel Partner of UEFA Champions League today presents the results of Destination: Football – An Expedia Group Study on Football Travel Trends examining the traits of football fans across the world and their willingness to travel for the beautiful sport.
Senator Elizabeth Warren As the Technocrat Trust Buster
When Presidential hopeful Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren called for the breakup of U.S. technology companies Google, Apple, and Amazon recently, she was right to do so.
Winners and Losers of the Crete Hospitality Games
Whoever came up with the idiomatic expression “The devil’s in the details,” must have made a bad hotel choice or two in their lives. Since retiring from the travel public relations and marketing game, I notice an uptick in sloppy marketing efforts that are almost completely reliant on Google ads, OTAs, and the big tour operators. For hoteliers here in Greece, the lost opportunity costs of such reliance will eventually tell. It is with this eventuality in mind that I present the following.
Study Shows Travelers Want Travel Assistance from AI Chatbots
Over 75% of Americans surveyes by AI producer Humley, say they rely heavily on chatbots to imrprove the quality of their travel expereinces.
On RezBS and Supporting Local Businesses
RezBS is breathing new life back into Caribbean excursions by providing seamless booking capabilities for small businesses.
Expedia Taps Amadeus for More
Good news for Amadeus global distribution comes via an Expedia announcement to offer air, car, rail, cruise and hotels through the Amadeus system as part of a new long-term global deal.
Airbnb’s Rocky Road to Vacation Bookings Supremecy
Airbnb announced recently collaborations with a number of tech companies, in order to boost the company’s business conversions. API tests last year with the likes of Live Rez, BookingPal, Kigo and LeisureLink, as well as other connections, promise Airbnb hosts a billboard to reach even more guests. Tech connectedness is certainly Airbnb’s forte, as is the shared economy, but there’s some trouble brewing too. Here’s a look at what’s up with travel’s most forward thinking company this month.
Why Is Every Hotel Not Selling Rooms Via Bidroom?
When was the last time you really compared the prices you pay for hotels stays? If you are like most people, time is never on your side, and loyalty or brand awareness simply must play a role in your travel decision making processes. A Dutch startup a friend recommended, Bidroom addresses several problems caused by […]
Expedia Accelerator: Step Right Up, You Hotelier Fools
Yesterday I wrote a short post on LinkedIn “Pulse” with my view on Expedia’s new “Accelerator” marketplace. The experiment where hoteliers get to bid for the hotels’ visibility on the OTA, it resembles a carnival act for me. At least one comment on my LinkedIn, suggesting I was a mean spirited ranter because of my […]
HomeAway: The Latest Acquisitioin in Expedia Buying Spree
News from Expedia tells of the OTA’s coming purchase of holiday rental firm HomeAway. In a deal estimated at $3.9 billion, the Texas based startup could punch a hole in the alternative accommodations space for the famous brand.