Hotels vs. the (OTA) World

Hotels vs. the (OTA) World Seven years ago, airlines were coming to blows with the OTAs. Now here we are in 2017 and hotels continue to ratchet up the pressure on online intermediaries, from direct booking campaigns and member-only rates to concerted lobbying efforts.Why now? What does it mean? And how will it play out? Source: Hotel Marketing Hotels vs. the (OTA) World

Hilton, Marriott mum as AH&LA redoubles anti-OTA efforts

Hilton, Marriott mum as AH&LA redoubles anti-OTA efforts The largest U.S. hotel trade group is sharpening its attack on OTAs through broader lobbying efforts, even as the two largest U.S. hotel companies continue to boost room demand and take share from independent lodging operators. Source: Hotel Marketing Hilton, Marriott mum as AH&LA redoubles anti-OTA efforts