Are TripAdvisor and Priceline signaling peak travel or a vacation recession? It’s still too early to say that the online travel sector has peaked, and it’s still not set in stone that travel is about to see a major contraction. That being said, the easy growth days for the sector and the endless consolidation efforts might already have been seen. Source: Hotel Marketing Are TripAdvisor and Priceline signaling peak travel or a vacation recession?
Amadeus delivers strong first quarter results Amadeus published financial results for the first quarter of 2016. Further business wins, strong operational performances in both Distribution and IT Solutions, and recent acquisitions all contributed to a strong financial performance. Source: Hotel Marketing Amadeus delivers strong first quarter results
Mobile bookings booming with UK travelers New research from Hitwise has revealed mobiles as the device of choice for budding UK travellers, with over half of visits to travel ‘destination’ sites made from a mobile. When it comes to accommodation, affluent 18-34 year olds are most likely to head to sharing economy sites such as AirBnB. Source: Hotel Marketing Mobile bookings booming with UK travelers
Choice Hotels embraces direct bookings Like Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, InterContinental, and Wyndham, Choice Hotels International is also looking to push more direct bookings among its loyalty members to take back market share from third-party distribution channels, namely OTAs that include Expedia and Booking.com. Source: Hotel Marketing Choice Hotels embraces direct bookings