Does it really pay to book direct? As more hoteliers spread the gospel of booking direct, they need to practice what they preach. As long as hotels continue to allow OTAs to sell their rooms at lower rates, it won’t matter how much money they spend to try to convince travelers to book direct. Source: Hotel Marketing Does it really pay to book direct?
Kayak is quietly testing out its answer to Airbnb Kayak is quietly testing a prominent search function for short-term apartment-and-home rentals, in the latest instance of an established travel player grappling with how to respond to Airbnb’s incursion into its business. Source: Hotel Marketing Kayak is quietly testing out its answer to Airbnb
Airbnb sues over new law regulating New York rentals Hours after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed a bill that would impose steep fines on Airbnb hosts who break local housing regulations, Airbnb filed a federal lawsuit contending the new law would cause it “irreparable harm.” Source: Hotel Marketing Airbnb sues over new law regulating New York rentals
Trivago is planning to go public by Thanksgiving Trivago, the online hotel reservation company backed by Expedia, is expected to list its shares in New York by the end of November, according to people familiar with the matter. Source: Hotel Marketing Trivago is planning to go public by Thanksgiving