Marriott to inspire meeting planners with its own ‘Pinterest of meetings’

Marriott to inspire meeting planners with its own ‘Pinterest of meetings’ Marriott is shifting its mobile focus to a new group of potential clients via a site rife with inspiring imagery, quizzes and helpful tips designed to entice event planners to book a venue for their next fete, showcasing the importance of tailored content. Source: Hotel Marketing Marriott to inspire meeting planners with its own ‘Pinterest of meetings’

Would antitrust issues kill a Priceline or Google acquisition of TripAdvisor?

Would antitrust issues kill a Priceline or Google acquisition of TripAdvisor? Over the last few months there has been sporadic speculation that Priceline or even Google could pull the trigger and buy TripAdvisor, especially as the review and booking site’s stock closed yesterday under $69 per share, or about 27 percent lower than its 52-week high. Source: Hotel Marketing Would antitrust issues kill a Priceline or Google acquisition of TripAdvisor?

Austria moves to outlaw travel websites’ ban on hotels undercutting prices

Austria moves to outlaw travel websites’ ban on hotels undercutting prices Austria launched new legislation to outlaw travel websites’ practice of forbidding hotels from offering rooms at lower prices on their own sites, following similar moves by France and Germany. Source: Hotel Marketing Austria moves to outlaw travel websites’ ban on hotels undercutting prices