How Airbnb is quietly positioning itself to disrupt the meetings industry

How Airbnb is quietly positioning itself to disrupt the meetings industry Airbnb has been slowly positioning itself as a more viable hospitality product for business travelers attending conferences and large events who want an alternative, more personalized travel experience. Source: Hotel Marketing How Airbnb is quietly positioning itself to disrupt the meetings industry

How hotels use tech-friendly privileges to increase direct bookings

How hotels use tech-friendly privileges to increase direct bookings Among tech-savvy travelers, there’s a perception that booking hotel stays through an OTA will give them the lowest rates. However, hotel marketers know there is more to “value” than the price tag. Here’s how some of the major hotel brands are using tech-friendly privileges to increase direct bookings. Source: Hotel Marketing How hotels use tech-friendly privileges to increase direct bookings

STR: Airbnb has no ‘material’ impact on Manhattan’s room demand

STR: Airbnb has no ‘material’ impact on Manhattan’s room demand Airbnb doesn’t have any “material” impact on hotel-room demand in New York’s borough of Manhattan, research firm STR said in a report released this week, contradicting what many analysts, hotel operators and housing advocates have said about peer-to-peer housing’s effect on the lodging industry in the largest U.S. city. Source: Hotel Marketing STR: Airbnb has no ‘material’ impact on Manhattan’s room demand