Booking.com’s Rate Manager now available to all hotels worldwide

Booking.com’s Rate Manager now available to all hotels worldwide Booking.com’s acquisition of PriceMatch a year ago led to BookingSuite Rate Manager, a revenue management solution for independent hotels that helps them make smarter pricing, channel, and budgeting decisions – soon even in auto-pilot mode. Source: Hotel Marketing Booking.com’s Rate Manager now available to all hotels worldwide

Anbang withdraws Starwood bid, clearing way for Marriott buyout

Anbang withdraws Starwood bid, clearing way for Marriott buyout Starwood Hotels & Resorts said Thursday that a consortium led by Anbang Insurance Group withdrew its all-cash $14.1 billion offer for the company, and that Starwood’s board continues to support its buyout agreement with Marriott International. Source: Hotel Marketing Anbang withdraws Starwood bid, clearing way for Marriott buyout

Bots are the new apps: Microsoft reveals how artificial intelligence will book hotels

Bots are the new apps: Microsoft reveals how artificial intelligence will book hotels Microsoft has revealed a future where we will interact with numerous ‘bots’ to do everything from book hotels and manage our diaries, to order pizza. Here’s how a Westin bot books a hotel room via Skype. Source: Hotel Marketing Bots are the new apps: Microsoft reveals how artificial intelligence will book hotels