A USA Today story from yesterday pretty much tells on an online travel industry that has failed on nearly every front to deliver. Let’s face it, just because you can book a plane or hotel on Expedia, this does not equal the innovation and awe so many have spoken of these last three years. Tnooz to this beleaguered writer, online travel should be farther along by now in delivering on its promise.
Treovi To Revolutionize the Online Hotel Industry
Revolutionizing the online hotel industry, Treovi reservation service recently announced their main objective of excluding all existing online commissions and founding an equitable collaboration between hotels and their customers. Now this is news.
Saj Earth Resort Kerala Chooses GHX Channel
One of Kerala’s most interesting and unique hotels, the Saj Earth Resort in Cochin, has added their inventory of rooms to Global Hotel Exchange. The hotel offers a one-of-a-kind waterborne nature experience, along with convenience for business travelers. The choice of GHX as a distribution channel makes sense, especially for worldwide hotels without the marketing reach of some others.
Trump International Beach Resort Tags GHX Distribution
The new Global Hotel Exchange (GHX) hotel booking platform has demonstrated to the world its ability to seek out new friends in the highest of places, signing up none other than Donald Trump and his spectacular Trump International Beach Resort at Miami Beach.
Gstaad Palace: Green, Luxuriant & Progressive Too
One of the world’s exclusive eco-friendly hotels, the Gstaad Palace, has elected to use Global Hotel Exchange, a revolutionary new online booking platform that makes an ideal bed-fellow for one of Switzerland’s most inventive and luxurious places to stay. As this fabulous Swiss resort proclaims in their video at post’s end, “Gstaad Palace is far more than just a hotel.” Where forward thinking joins old world tradition, excellence resides.
1000 More Hotels Join Global Hotel Exchange
In online travel agency (OTA) news, the California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA) and the Independent Lodging Industry Association (ILIA) have added a thousand plus independent hotels to upstart booking platform Global Hotels Exchange (GHX). Even prior to the official launch of GHX, it appears many hotel owners and support organizations are willing to flock to the new channel.
Selling Soap, Seats, & Other Hospitality Services In 2012
An article on Tnooz last Friday peaked our interest, Xotels boss Patrick Landman offering up key variables in what will become the biggest online trade war ever. When Google, all the big corporate OTAs, and key independent online travel entities lock horns for a final round, a few will not be left standing.
Former Choice Franchise Port Allen Brands Magnuson
Magnuson Hotels has announced yet another complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel – Port Allen in Louisiana. The world’s largest independent hotel group, Magnuson hopes to improve the regional and national positioning of this 48 room accommodation on the outskirts of Baton Rouge.
Magnuson’s GHX Adopted by 1000’s Already
In news from PRWeb London, via Digital Journal, Thomas Magnuson’s Global Hotel Exchange (GHX) announced today thousands of hotels adopting the not even released new online travel agency (OTA).
OTA CEOs: Part III
Continuing our series on decision makers in the online travel world, Argo jumps back in to an interesting Q & A session between reporters from USA Today and leading CEOs. Veronica Gould Stoddart and Roger Yu caught up with 6 top bosses at the recent PhoCusWright conference in Hollywood, Fla. We take up where we left off, analyzing answers to some key tech trend questions.
Nickels & Dimes & Billions: Ancillary Revenue Notes
An article just the other day at Travel Agent Central hints at just how deep the well of ancillary travel revenue may be. According to a cited Amadeus/IdeaWorks report, ancillary revenues could triple from $32 billion to over $100 billion on the heels of electronic miscellaneous documents (EMDs). But, the real story beneath transactions may be the […]
Global Hotel Exchange Utilizes RateTiger Effect
On Tuesday, an new, independent OTA announced a strategical alignment with RateTiger. Global Hotel Exchange, a cost free distrubution channel for hotels to launch in January, will leverage the power of global hospitality technology provider Rate Tager and eRevMax.