Why GDS will remain a crucial booking channel for hoteliers in 2017 and beyond

Why GDS will remain a crucial booking channel for hoteliers in 2017 and beyond According to Phocuswright’s latest U.S. Online Travel Overview, despite the growth of online booking, offline sales will continue to dominate the marketplace in 2017. GDS bookings increased by 11.6 percent year over year from 2015 to 2016 in a sample of over 6,000 hotels worldwide. Source: Hotel Marketing Why GDS will remain a crucial booking channel for hoteliers in 2017 and beyond

Trivago shrugs off new competition from Priceline, TripAdvisor

Trivago shrugs off new competition from Priceline, TripAdvisor Trivago isn’t concerned about competitive threats from rivals TripAdvisor and Priceline Group, as the market is still big enough for everyone to grow. Sales are expected to increase 45% to around 1.1 billion euros in 2017, the Germany-based company said Friday. Source: Hotel Marketing Trivago shrugs off new competition from Priceline, TripAdvisor

Flight bookings to the US have slumped worldwide since Trump travel ban

Flight bookings to the US have slumped worldwide since Trump travel ban Donald Trump’s travel ban resulted in a worldwide 6.5 percent drop in the number of airline bookings for travelers headed to the United States. Tourists from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia have been less inclined to book a ticket to the US. Source: Hotel Marketing Flight bookings to the US have slumped worldwide since Trump travel ban