What drives hotel visibility on the new Expedia? In a sponsored piece for Tnooz, Expedia explains the specifics of what drives its Marketplace algorithm, and features like Accelerator and TravelAds that bring attention to nights that need some extra help. Source: Hotel Marketing What drives hotel visibility on the new Expedia?
HotelTonight expands its in-app concierge service to 30+ cities The company has announced that it is rolling out Aces, the chat-based concierge inside HotelTonight’s app, to anyone who books a hotel with a total room cost over $200 in over 30 cities around the world. Source: Hotel Marketing HotelTonight expands its in-app concierge service to 30+ cities
UK’s House of Lords report calls for urgent OTA investigation A House of Lords report is demanding an urgent investigation into anti-competitive practices in the online travel sector. The report says the sector lacks accountability and transparency and should be scrutinised by competition authorities. Source: Hotel Marketing UK’s House of Lords report calls for urgent OTA investigation
Ctrip makes an odd diversion Ctrip is buying a $463 million stake in China Eastern Airlines. The company’s investors probably did not expect to own a minority stake in a state carrier. But this may be the only way it can avoid a damaging boycott by big airlines. Source: Hotel Marketing Ctrip makes an odd diversion