American Express Travel expands exclusive hotel programs

American Express Travel expands exclusive hotel programs American Express Travel has added 281 new global hotel properties to its Fine Hotels & Resorts and The Hotel Collection programs this year, introducing a select group of best-in-class properties that deliver valuable benefits and exceptional experiences for Card Members. Source: Hotel Marketing American Express Travel expands exclusive hotel programs

Booking.com sponsors over half of TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking listings

Booking.com sponsors over half of TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking listings The presence of Booking.com inventory has been more pronounced for European listings. TripAdvisor has managed to integrate most of the big hotel chains into Instant Booking. The bigger challenge will be the independents. Source: Hotel Marketing Booking.com sponsors over half of TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking listings

Direct bookings: Are corporates and travel agents caught in the crossfire?

Direct bookings: Are corporates and travel agents caught in the crossfire? If the industry shift toward loyalty rates is intended to challenge the OTAs, the question is whether managed travel programs and corporates booking through global distribution systems could once more get caught in the crossfire Source: Hotel Marketing Direct bookings: Are corporates and travel agents caught in the crossfire?