Priceline thinks it has the ‘muscle’ to offer private rates

Priceline thinks it has the ‘muscle’ to offer private rates Commenting on major hotel chains offering exclusive loyalty rates to their members in an effort to undercut online travel agencies, Priceline Group executive chairman Jeffery Boyd said his company has the “muscle and technology” to do something similar for its own customers. Source: Hotel Marketing Priceline thinks it has the ‘muscle’ to offer private rates

TripAdvisor sees ‘hotel-like’ commissions in tours and activities business

TripAdvisor sees ‘hotel-like’ commissions in tours and activities business While most of the focus has been on TripAdvisor’s slow-to crystalize hotel-booking foray, CFO Ernst Teunissen says the company’s tours and activities business, which he believes can achieve $1 billion in revenue, could produce “hotel-like” margins and commissions. Source: Hotel Marketing TripAdvisor sees ‘hotel-like’ commissions in tours and activities business