SnapTravel raises million for a hotel booking service that works over chat Chatbots haven’t yet become breakout hits, as a group. But that hasn’t stopped investors from pouring in $8 million into a hotel booking startup called SnapTravel, which lets users find and book rooms via SMS texts and Facebook Messenger. Source: Hotel Marketing SnapTravel raises million for a hotel booking service that works over chat
Airbnb competition heats up Airbnb is leading the way in the private accommodation rental market, but online intermediaries like Priceline and Expedia as well as Google are looking to catch up. Source: Hotel Marketing Airbnb competition heats up
Could Google become a dominant force in hospitality? Sit in a hospitality-related conference these days and the subject of Google is bound to raise its head. One general line of questioning has been: will Google come to dominate the industry, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake? Source: Hotel Marketing Could Google become a dominant force in hospitality?
48-hour-cancellation-policies and corporate travel Even with the 24-hour policies that launched in 2014, buyers have been able to secure same-day cancellation contract terms and dissolve relationships with properties that wouldn’t accept same-day cancels. Source: Hotel Marketing 48-hour-cancellation-policies and corporate travel