Weak first-quarter results at TripAdvisor point to Instant Booking challenges

Weak first-quarter results at TripAdvisor point to Instant Booking challenges TripAdvisor’s revenue has decreased 3% to $352m during the first quarter of 2016 as Instant Booking remained dilutive to the company’s financials and drove significant deceleration in its first quarter hotel segment results. Source: Hotel Marketing Weak first-quarter results at TripAdvisor point to Instant Booking challenges

Priceline forecast disappoints as China, France travel slows

Priceline forecast disappoints as China, France travel slows Priceline’s outlook overshadowed a first quarter that was generally positive, with gross profit up 21 percent from a year earlier. But continued trepidation by tourists to visit France after the November terrorist attacks in Paris is having an effect on revenue, the company says. Source: Hotel Marketing Priceline forecast disappoints as China, France travel slows

Booking.com’s new communication patform empowers customers to personalise their hotel stay

Booking.com’s new communication patform empowers customers to personalise their hotel stay The Booking Messages interface features automatically pre-translated templates for certain predefined requests, including arranging check-in and check-out times, as well as questions about parking and bed preferences – all in real-time and with a familiar, chat-like interface. Source: Hotel Marketing Booking.com’s new communication patform empowers customers to personalise their hotel stay

Expedia and Amadeus extend global partnership

Expedia and Amadeus extend global partnership The agreement enables Expedia to offer air, car, rail, cruise, and hotel products through the Amadeus global distribution system, and adds Orbitz Worldwide brands in addition to the Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Wotif Group, Expedia Affiliate Network and Egencia brands covered by the previous agreement. Source: Hotel Marketing Expedia and Amadeus extend global partnership