Sabre’s new agent desktop upgrade to include enhanced hotel capabilities Sabre travel agents can expect the “next big release” of the Sabre Red Workspace this summer. The upgraded desktop will include graphical merchandising capabilities that support increased ancillary and branded fare sales, and enhanced hotel capabilities. Source: Hotel Marketing Sabre’s new agent desktop upgrade to include enhanced hotel capabilities
UK OTA sales up but high street sees decline Spending in travel agents was up by 3% year-on-year in the key January booking period, figures from Barclaycard reveal. Of this, the level of online sales rose by 11.4% while bookings made in-store fell by 4.3%. Overall consumer spending rose by 3.8% last month, partly due to prices being slashed. Source: Hotel Marketing UK OTA sales up but high street sees decline
Are legacy hotel brands on their way out? In the last decade, we’ve seen consumers looking for curated hotel stays, which resulted in the larger hotel brands having to react and launch their own new brands. Thus, their own new brands have resulted in their own legacy brands largely becoming irrelevant. Source: Hotel Marketing Are legacy hotel brands on their way out?
European independent hotels are sleepwalking into an era of increased OTA dependency In Europe, almost three quarters of independent hotel reservations comes from an OTA (Phocuswright). Now just imagine if we got that figure down just 10% by being smarter with how you connect to your guests and users on your website. Source: Hotel Marketing European independent hotels are sleepwalking into an era of increased OTA dependency