Google explores sale of restaurant reviewer Zagat A sale of Zagat would mark a course reversal for Alphabet’s once ambitious plans for the brand. Source: Hotel Marketing Google explores sale of restaurant reviewer Zagat
Australian Government launches new Accommodation Monitor with STR The Australian Government will continue providing a national accommodation survey through the Australian Accommodation Monitor, a new arrangement with global data analytics provider STR. Source: Hotel Marketing Australian Government launches new Accommodation Monitor with STR
Is Google working with hotel chains to hurt OTAs? According to the WSJ, Google is giving preferential advertising treatment to certain hotel chains, putting OTAs at a disadvantage and preventing consumers from seeing all available options. Source: Hotel Marketing Is Google working with hotel chains to hurt OTAs?
Lastminute.com acquires Weg.de The deal, which includes Weg.de, Ferien.de and a number of other travel portals, will see the Swiss LastMinute.com Group expand its operations in central Europe with its German revenue expected to increase from €17 million to €37 million this year. Source: Hotel Marketing Lastminute.com acquires Weg.de