GDS channel’s growth outpaces hotels’ direct bookings

GDS channel’s growth outpaces hotels’ direct bookings Hotels’ direct booking programs have an effect on revenue and occupancy, with a first quarter increase of 0.8% in bookings compared with the same period last year. However, the GDS channel increased by 1.3 % during the same period, a rate that is 60% greater. Source: Hotel Marketing GDS channel’s growth outpaces hotels’ direct bookings

OpenTravel reveals next generation of open source messaging for consumer direct bookings

OpenTravel reveals next generation of open source messaging for consumer direct bookings OpenTravel’s 2.0 object model solution facilitates a seamless flow of information from internal development, to partnerships, and through industry verticals, promoting connectivity and ultimately profitability. Source: Hotel Marketing OpenTravel reveals next generation of open source messaging for consumer direct bookings