Tag Archives: OTA

3 Expert Tips for Driving Direct Bookings Online

Hotel operators face a unique challenge when it comes to online travel agencies (OTAs) like Expedia, Priceline and Hotwire. While these websites represent an important source of revenue for many properties, they can also cannibalize business that might have booked … Continue reading

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RezNext launches RoomsTonite – Last-Minute Hotel Room Booking for BlackBerry 10

RezNext, a real-time hotel room distribution company, today announced the launch of the coolest last-minute hotel room booking app for BlackBerry® 10. RoomsTonite is specifically designed for the fast paced corporate traveller and impulsive holiday goers. The app is available … Continue reading

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If you can’t beat them join them: tips for hotels in the OTA-direct battle

There is no escaping the need for third-party distribution channels, but hotels should be using them to their best advantage. In this exclusive interview, EyeforTravel finds out how the Onyx Hospitality Group is managing the challenges and opportunities, which from … Continue reading

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HTNG Unites Leading Hotel Groups to Reduce Vulnerability of Customer Payment Card Information

Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the membership association that unites the world’s hospitality companies and technology innovators to solve industry challenges, today announced the availability of the HTNG Secure Payments Framework for Hospitality. The Framework is a collaborative effort of … Continue reading

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Now travel agencies want to be like Apple Stores

Earlier this year a UK tourism board turned the idea of the traditional city centre bureau on its head – turning its Manchester facility into something closer to an Apple Store. Filled with technology and interactive ways of exploring the … Continue reading

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IDS NEXT Announces Launch of Hotel ERP, FortuneNEXT 6i at ‘The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2012’

Dubai, November 16, 2012 – IDS NEXT, global leader in providing ERP and total technology solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries, announce the launch of our newest Hotel ERP, FortuneNEXT6i at The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2012. The largest … Continue reading

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Priceline-Kayak deal: Marketing expertise and global footprint at heart of $1.8 billion takeover

Priceline is acquiring Kayak for $1.8 billion in cash and stock. Yes, read it again. While unexpected, interestingly the news does not fundamentally tell us anything about the industry. Unless, that is, aside from Priceline’s willingness to use its strong … Continue reading

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