Travelzoo wants to become the alternative to Expedia and Priceline for hotels Hotel search is the star performer in Travelzoo’s latest financials, growing at a triple-digit rate year-on-year. The company says hotels are looking at Travelzoo not only as an OTA but also a platform that sents users directly to hotel websites for bookings. Source: Hotel Marketing Travelzoo wants to become the alternative to Expedia and Priceline for hotels
Priceline CEO is out after affair, but should he be? Priceline CEO Darren Huston resigned, after an internal investigation determined that a personal relationship he admitted to having with an employee was “inconsistent with the board’s expectations for executive conduct.” If they’re consenting adults, where’s the harm? Source: Hotel Marketing Priceline CEO is out after affair, but should he be?
US summer travel spend online to grow 5.5% this year While consumers in the United States anticipate spending less on travel this summer, the growth of digital travel bookings remains healthy, according to Adobe Digital Index’s “2016 Travel Report.” Source: Hotel Marketing US summer travel spend online to grow 5.5% this year
Fanning the Future #7: My Lobby The lobby as a tech hub is one of the expectations of the present in accomodation. A guest-and-user friendly lobby information center can become a way to eliminate the frustration of guests standing in line to ask a simple question, such as directions or a restaurant recommendation. This can work the other way around for overwelmed receptionists as well. Digital boards in lobbies to give people information: news, stocks, weather with added functionality, such as flight information, local information about restaurants and concerts, printing/scanning services and quick-response code capabilities to enable the guest to get information on a smartphone. Source: O&B Athens Boutique Hotel Fanning […]