Priceline on the future of smart travel tech “Instant Gratification 2.0” is how the Priceline Group is defining how tech will influence travellers as they look for and interact with travel brands. Source: Hotel Marketing Priceline on the future of smart travel tech
IHG tightens perks on ‘third party’ hotel bookings IHG Rewards Club members will no longer be treated to their usual membership perks on hotel stays booked via third party websites such as Booking.com and Expedia from January 2017. Source: Hotel Marketing IHG tightens perks on ‘third party’ hotel bookings
Why travelers are returning to travel agents? The life raft for an increasing number of travelers these days is a friendly, flesh-and-blood travel agent. People today want hand-picked ideas for their particular tastes and interests. Source: Hotel Marketing Why travelers are returning to travel agents?
Group bookings in new year brighten hotel outlook Committed occupancy and average daily rates for the first quarter of 2017 are showing major signs of growth with group travel leading the way despite the continuing lag in transient booking pace in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to new data from TravelClick. Source: Hotel Marketing Group bookings in new year brighten hotel outlook