Germany orders Booking.com to delete all “best price” terms

Germany orders Booking.com to delete all “best price” terms Germany’s competition regulator, the Bundeskartellamt, said it will prohibit Booking.com from applying “best price” clauses and ordered them to be deleted from contracts and general terms and conditions that affect hotels in Germany by the end of January. Source: Hotel Marketing Germany orders Booking.com to delete all “best price” terms

Airbnb is becoming a real threat to the hotel business in big US cities

Airbnb is becoming a real threat to the hotel business in big US cities Airbnb’s US bookings are disproportionately concentrated in the top metropolitan markets, according to a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. While the top 10 markets account for only 13% of bookings at traditional hotels, those markets make up 40% of equivalent bookings for Airbnb. Source: Hotel Marketing Airbnb is becoming a real threat to the hotel business in big US cities

Digital hotel marketers deal with shifting landscape

Digital hotel marketers deal with shifting landscape With issues such as the growing power of OTAs, rising customer acquisition costs, a shifting media and advertising landscape, some marketers in the industry say one of their biggest obstacles remains helping executives truly understand what they do and why it’s so important. Source: Hotel Marketing Digital hotel marketers deal with shifting landscape

The biggest changes to hotel rewards programs in 2015

The biggest changes to hotel rewards programs in 2015 It’s not just the frequent flier world that had a bit of a shakeup this year. Hotel companies and their corresponding loyalty programs delivered some big changes in 2015. Here are some of the defining moments that caught road warriors off guard. Source: Hotel Marketing The biggest changes to hotel rewards programs in 2015