Corporate Hotel Rate Negotiations 2017: A change in the balance of power from sellers to buyers

Corporate Hotel Rate Negotiations 2017: A change in the balance of power from sellers to buyers Following among the largest increases in corporate contract rates in decades of typically between 5.75 to 7 percent for 2016, the forecast for 2017 is for increases on 3.25 to 4.0 percent. Here are four factors that will have the greatest effect to shift the balance of power from the sellers to the buyers. Source: Hotel Marketing Corporate Hotel Rate Negotiations 2017: A change in the balance of power from sellers to buyers

Hotel direct booking campaigns won’t hurt Priceline and Expedia says study

Hotel direct booking campaigns won’t hurt Priceline and Expedia says study Hilton and Marriott’s substantial advertising campaigns to entice direct bookings on their websites and to steal share from online travel agencies does not mean the sky is falling for sites such as Expedia, Booking.com and Ctrip, according to a new study. Source: Hotel Marketing Hotel direct booking campaigns won’t hurt Priceline and Expedia says study

What TripAdvisor’s management doesn’t want shareholders to focus on

What TripAdvisor’s management doesn’t want shareholders to focus on TripAdvisor is a company in transition. The global rollout of its Instant Booking platform sees TripAdvisor moving from a business model based on selling ads toward one that sells direct bookings for hotels and flights. Source: Hotel Marketing What TripAdvisor’s management doesn’t want shareholders to focus on