OTAs are way behind times, says Priceline founder

OTAs are way behind times, says Priceline founder For Priceline’s Founder Jay Walker the phone and mobile changes everything, then you add augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and big data . . . and today’s version of OTA is going to seem like a dial phone. What’s different now is that the compounding growth rate has caught up. Source: Hotel Marketing OTAs are way behind times, says Priceline founder

For Expedia rumors of online booking war are exaggerated

For Expedia rumors of online booking war are exaggerated Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said at the Skift Global Forum 2016 in New York City that the very notion that hotel companies like Marriott International and airlines are at war with online travel booking sites is a mistaken way to look at the sector. Source: Hotel Marketing For Expedia rumors of online booking war are exaggerated

For Booking.com direct and third-party bookings can peacefully co-exist

For Booking.com direct and third-party bookings can peacefully co-exist OTAs have had it their own way for a long time but Booking.com’s new CEO Gillian Tans seemed relaxed about the future. Different customers will continue to require different ways to book a room. Source: Hotel Marketing For Booking.com direct and third-party bookings can peacefully co-exist

Google Travel wants to become more connector than booker

Google Travel wants to become more connector than booker Speaking at the Skift Global Forum, Google’s head for the search engine’s travel product sees a future for Google Travel in its assistant tool for eventually booking flights, giving recommendations and helping to concisely plan itineraries – all over voice. Source: Hotel Marketing Google Travel wants to become more connector than booker