Booking.com and TripAdvisor look to make destinations the inspiration for holiday search

Booking.com and TripAdvisor look to make destinations the inspiration for holiday search Rival online travel giants Booking.com and TripAdvisor have both launched new destination pages designed to better inspire their users to find their perfect place to holiday. Source: Hotel Marketing Booking.com and TripAdvisor look to make destinations the inspiration for holiday search

Google further updates mobile travel experience

Google further updates mobile travel experience It appears that Google has further expanded its mobile travel search experience by separating the functionality into exploring and planning. In the new plan a trip tab they offering a new, animated cost planning interface that details the average costs for hotel plus airfare at different times of the year. Source: Hotel Marketing Google further updates mobile travel experience

Expedia’s Accelerator Program, the final nail in the coffin of hotel profitability?

Expedia’s Accelerator Program, the final nail in the coffin of hotel profitability? Expedia’s new Accelerator Program is bad news for the industry, writes Max Starkov. It will no doubt lure some weak and “asleep at the wheel” hoteliers, resulting in further over-dependence on the OTA channel and destruction of their bottom line. Source: Hotel Marketing Expedia’s Accelerator Program, the final nail in the coffin of hotel profitability?