Travel Weekly’s 2016 travel industry survey

Travel Weekly’s 2016 travel industry survey Travel Weekly’s annual by-the-numbers look at how the travel agency channel is evolving. This year’s sampling of more than 1,800 agents found a sharp increase in home-based agent revenue; that terrorism tops airfare costs as the issue keeping agents up at night; and more independent contractors entering the realm. Source: Hotel Marketing Travel Weekly’s 2016 travel industry survey

BAR replaces corporate rates at UK hotels

BAR replaces corporate rates at UK hotels A new study identified that the value of bookings via Best Available Rate (BAR) has increased by more than 235% at hotels in the UK since 2000. This tidal shift towards BAR is crucial as it suggests that booking patterns are evolving from traditional channels, such as locally-negotiated corporate rates. Source: Hotel Marketing BAR replaces corporate rates at UK hotels