Direct now cheaper than OTAs for majority of hotel searches? Checks on over 200 million price comparisons between supplier-direct and intermediaries for hotels around the world has found the hotel website is starting to turn things around, at least in terms of displayed rates. Source: Hotel Marketing Direct now cheaper than OTAs for majority of hotel searches?
Google app now delivering restaurant reviews Google announced today that food- and drink-related local search results via its app will surface restaurant and bar reviews, as well as any “best-of lists” that name the location. Source: Hotel Marketing Google app now delivering restaurant reviews
Rise of the robo-agent Many of the products are still in beta testing, and experts agree: A.I. is a nascent addition to travel technologies. But it’s here, and it’s likely here to stay. Source: Hotel Marketing Rise of the robo-agent
Unfazed Expedia ‘can grow through any disruption’ While there is a lot to worry about in travel at the moment, Expedia’s top management team was unfazed as it presented its latest financial results to one of the world’s toughest audiences. Source: Hotel Marketing Unfazed Expedia ‘can grow through any disruption’