Davinci Travel System (Davinci TS), an online B2B platform for booking and managing group hotel reservations, is rapidly gaining traction internationally. In just two years, the Prague-based start-up has exceeded the benchmark of 5,000 partner group hotels in 900+ European cities and over 70+ tour operators. The company’s main goal is to become number one […]
A new and innovative online platform I ran across is taking aim at mitigating negative hotel guest reviews. MyGuestXP connects any hotel Wi-Fi systems, allowing hotel management to step in before negative reviews hit websites like TripAdvisor.
More than six in ten travelers (61%) say they pick a destination for its great food or drink; Over half of global travelers (51%) are likely to seek out local street food markets; Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and Brazil are among the top places to discover local food across the globe.
A new report out from FASTBOOKING reveals that the average hotel website conversion rate is only 2.2 %. The same report also tells us that the top 20 % of hotels convert at a rate of 5.6 %, while the bottom fifth only convert at a pitiful 0.3%. Clearly, the spread in between leaves a gulf of disparity. For hoteliers wanting to get a grip on how to bring their properties into optimization, this FASTBOOKING paper offers help.
A new report and a revealing graphic from FastBooking reminds us that hotelier uptake for using more and more advanced tools and strategies needs to be incremental. The report entitled “A guide for independent hotels: budget hotels, small luxury hotels, and hotel groups” shows how CRM and other energies need to work hand-in-hand with websites, social, SEO and SEM, email marketing, metasearch and other facets to spur direct bookings.
HotelsPro, a technology and reservation solutions provider for travel industry professionals and a brand of the world’s leading travel and accommodation supplier MetGlobal Group of Companies, announced the key points about the accurate and efficient usage of big data which enable travel professionals to touch the customers properly.
The anticipated AccorHotels acquisition of VeryChic is now complete according to the hotel chain. Now Accor can complete digital private sales of luxury hotel rooms and apartments, cruises, breaks, packages and more.
According to a special study from Booking.com Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan top the list of cities where spontaneity lead to tourism visits and bookings. The online booking service told RIA Novosti that last minute travel to these cities was most popular among tourists who prefer spontaneous travel.
Across the spectrum of travel businesses the paradigm shift to mobile now takes on acute significance. From online travel agencies, hoteliers, travel agents, and the business side of the travel industry, the inevitability of the mobile customer has arrived. Fortunately for a good many travel entities, preparations were made to adapt to this shift. However, the majority of businesses worldwide now find themselves behind the proverbial 8-ball. To all the businesses we’ve suggested convert, that milestone we predicted has arrived. Don’t say we didn’t tell you so.
Choice Hotels just announced being the first hotel chain to partner with TripAdvisor on that company’s new Instant Booking feature. TripAdvisor is currently testing Instant Booking, to empower travelers to complete hotel and other reservations using the TA mobile app and mobile website.
Zakynthos, Greece 3 star accommodation Vanessa Hotel has announced 2X online bookings since having adopted Hotelogix PMS in January.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) European Cities Hotel Forecast is out revealing high expectations for growth in the coming year. According to the report economic signals show 17 to 18 major cities in Europe, many suggested to benefit from the 2014 European forecast.
According to a report (PDF) from greenlight recently TripAdvisor, Booking.com, and Laterooms now dominate the three most crucial search and social sectors of online visibility in the UK. Greenlight’s analysis of the top 15 brands across the online billboard showed not only each’s relative position to competitors, but just how seriously businesses engage via PPC, SEO, and social media means.
Thousands of hotels around the world have active social media profiles, where they do more than building customer satisfaction by identifying customer problems, and answering to their questions and concerns. These hotels actively sell rooms, through special offers and promotions, offer giveaways and prizes, and see tangible ROI.
With apps rapidly coming on as contenders for digital travel booking dominance, popular hotel booking app HotelTonight has just announced launching in Germany and Switzerland.