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Europe’s Online Travel Market Will Expand 7% in 2015, Despite Economic Challenges

Categories: Published on January 9, 2015

A  new European and Global Edition study published by Phocuswright finds that European online travel gross bookings will march forward at a brisk pace in 2015, despite continued economic sluggishness and geopolitical turbulence. Optimism over Europe's recovery experienced in the first half… + Read More

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Airbnb takes steps in Europe to become official part of the hospitality landscape

Categories: Published on January 7, 2015

Airbnb will start collecting taxes from property owners in Amsterdam, following complaints from hoteliers in the city. In an agreement signed between the home sharing pioneer and city officials, Airbnb hosts will pay a tourist tax which will then be passed on to the authorities. + Read More

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The 2020 hotel trend report

Categories: Published on January 7, 2015

Behold, 17 daring pieces of content centered around what the hotel industry will look like in the year 2020. Regretably, no word on whether the no-closet trend will continue. + Read More

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Hotel marketers point to red flags in 2015

Categories: Published on January 7, 2015

An onslaught of intermediaries is making it more difficult for hoteliers to reach their guests directly. In this roundtable, the industry’s savviest marketing mindsets share best practices and flag future challenges. + Read More

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US Market: Hotel Business Activity Still on a Plateau

Categories: Published on January 2, 2015

Business activity in U.S. hotels rose to a reading of 112.8 in November according to the latest reading of the Hotel Industry's Pulse (HIP) indicator. e−forecasting.com's HIP - a composite indicator that gauges monthly overall business conditions in the U.S. hotel industry - climbed by… + Read More

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Pivotal moments in 2014: when mobile overtook desktop

Categories: Published on December 30, 2014

Forty percent. The number was embedded in an Expedia-Comscore workshop presented at PhocusWright, alongside lots of other data, and it got lost in the maelstrom. No one noticed. But it was right there: 40% of visitors to US travel sites are seen as mobile only. Yes, ONLY. Compare this to… + Read More

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AMAZON’S SECRET HOTEL STRATEGY

Categories: Published on December 4, 2014

In case you missed the news, Amazon is expanding its online travel business in a big way. As this article is being written, Amazon’s sales representatives have begun aggressively contacting hotels across the United States to offer rooms via Amazon. + Read More

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GOOGLE ROLLS OUT MAJOR UPDATE TO GOOGLE MY BUSINESS GUIDELINES

Categories: Published on December 3, 2014

Google has rolled out a major update to their My Business (ie Places) Guidelines. The new Guideline offers much more concrete examples and clarifies a number of situations particularly multi-practitioner listings and their naming. + Read More

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IHG’s Chief Commercial Officer on the opportunities in China

Categories: Published on December 1, 2014

28th of November 2014 - Keith Barr, Chief Commercial Officer with InterContinental Hotels Group, talks about business opportunities in China at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. He explains why China is such a massive play for the hotel industry.… + Read More

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Priceline maintains focus on reducing friction for local experiences, no plans to become the next Oracle

Categories: Published on November 26, 2014

Priceline has been kicking it up into another gear over the past year, locking in acquisitions of OpenTable, Buuteeq, and HotelNinjas in a bid to improve the ultimate traveler experience. The company appears to be entering a new phase of growth, moving from simply connecting the world’s… + Read More

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