Airbnb officially opens up platform to hotel distribution

Airbnb officially opens up platform to hotel distribution The company says it will charge a service fee for hotels providers in the region of 3% to 5% – much lower, than that of OTAs which can charge as much as 30%. Airbnb will also not require hosts to sign contracts, and it will manage all payments and transactions. Source: Hotel Marketing Airbnb officially opens up platform to hotel distribution

Fragmented distribution makes corporate hotel booking compliance a challenge

Fragmented distribution makes corporate hotel booking compliance a challenge Traditionally, the way to book hotel accommodation was through GDSs, but now fragmentation rules: OTAs, independent properties not on the GDSs, hotel booking agencies, disruptors, corporate and TMCs’ negotiated rates are all in the mix. Source: Hotel Marketing Fragmented distribution makes corporate hotel booking compliance a challenge