Egencia growing fast but TMCs still dominating large corporate accounts

Egencia growing fast but TMCs still dominating large corporate accounts Egencia handled $6.3 billion in gross bookings last year. It aims to double that annual volume over the next four years. In 2016, lodging was a growth driver, with “room nights stayed” growing more than 16 percent. Source: Hotel Marketing Egencia growing fast but TMCs still dominating large corporate accounts

Airbnb to disrupt luxury travel further with expected acquisition

Airbnb to disrupt luxury travel further with expected acquisition Short-term home rental service Airbnb is innovating in the luxury travel space and responding to consumer demand with its soon-to-be-finalized purchase of Luxury Retreats, a similar service working with only upscale properties. Source: Hotel Marketing Airbnb to disrupt luxury travel further with expected acquisition

AccorHotels roots ideas in the business through Gen-Y committee

AccorHotels roots ideas in the business through Gen-Y committee Its “Shadow Executive Committee” consists of 13 employees aged between 25 and 35 years old who are personally involved in a startup. They have been given 18 months to put themselves in the customers’ shoes and think disruption. Source: Hotel Marketing AccorHotels roots ideas in the business through Gen-Y committee