Could Airbnb and Amazon drive OTAs out of business? Expedia and Booking.com have little chance of going the way of Blockbuster. But in owning some 80 percent of the online booking market, an outside challenge isn’t only inevitable, it’s welcomed. Source: Hotel Marketing Could Airbnb and Amazon drive OTAs out of business?
OTA Insight talks disruptive channels, OTA-hotel relationships As the hospitality industry is in the midst of enormous change with new entrants and distribution channels making for a complex mix, OTA Insight observes the trends and how they might shake out. Source: Hotel Marketing OTA Insight talks disruptive channels, OTA-hotel relationships
Flight Centre picks Amadeus as distribution partner Australia’s largest retail travel outlet, Flight Centre Travel Group, has chosen Amadeus as its technology partner for its distribution business in EMEA and Asia. Source: Hotel Marketing Flight Centre picks Amadeus as distribution partner
European travelers opt for city breaks in early-Easter year Hotelbeds Group has seen a marked trend for city breaks by European travellers this early-Easter year, with Paris ranking as the first destination for European visitors, followed by Orlando, New York, Rome and London. Source: Hotel Marketing European travelers opt for city breaks in early-Easter year