Amazon’s options for disrupting online travel: try or buy

Amazon’s options for disrupting online travel: try or buy It would take Amazon unsurmountable efforts and resources to build an OTA from scratch. However, if Amazon decides to buy an existing OTA player and build a global travel retail empire on this new acquisition’s platform, then hoteliers should be concerned. Source: Hotel Marketing Amazon’s options for disrupting online travel: try or buy

Marriott Hotels inspires new perspectives with TED partnership

Marriott Hotels inspires new perspectives with TED partnership The partnership brings creatively curated TED Talks to guest rooms, TED Fellows salons at hotels in popular destinations worldwide, plus thoughtful blog posts and original quotes to guests at various touch points in the hotel. Source: Hotel Marketing Marriott Hotels inspires new perspectives with TED partnership

Booking.com claims it beats Airbnb in alternative accommodations listings

Booking.com claims it beats Airbnb in alternative accommodations listings Until now, Booking.com has been perceived as mainly offering hotel listings, a perception it is aggressively trying to change. One reason the company switched to “reported listings” – from “total properties” – in an effort to emphasize that it competes directly with Airbnb. Source: Hotel Marketing Booking.com claims it beats Airbnb in alternative accommodations listings