How SiteMinder’s VC sees hotel distribution today In January 2014, Technology Crossover Ventures invested $30 million in SiteMinder. Tnooz checked in with Dave Yuan, a general partner at TCV, to learn how the deal came together, how he feels about SiteMinder today, and what his thoughts are on the sector generally. Source: Hotel Marketing How SiteMinder’s VC sees hotel distribution today
Can Virtual Reality produce real travel sales? Looking for a competitive edge, pioneering destinations and travel industry suppliers are utilizing virtual reality to create compelling sales tools that help increase sales and profits. Source: Hotel Marketing Can Virtual Reality produce real travel sales?
TripAdvisor wants to become a partner in hotels booking direct initiatives TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer wants hotel chains such as Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and InterContinental Hotels Group to offer their special, book-direct rates for loyalty program members on TripAdvisor. Source: Hotel Marketing TripAdvisor wants to become a partner in hotels booking direct initiatives
AI and the sharing economy: how Expedia views the future of travel Expedia has reaped the rewards of being the world’s first online travel giant – but in a market heavily prone to disruption, staying on top requires a cutting-edge approach to innovation. Source: Hotel Marketing AI and the sharing economy: how Expedia views the future of travel