Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tag Archives: Expedia

Damaging impact of OTAs

Giant global online travel agencies are having a corrosive impact on accommodation businesses, according to the results of a new industry survey.

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Don’t forget about this growing market

European travellers prioritise holiday experiences over hotel deals and special offers. Price is more important for the younger generations with about 80 percent of 18-23-year-olds ranking budget as a primary factor in their research and booking.

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The power of packages

Drew Bowering from the Expedia group shared his top tips with Accomnews to help hoteliers strategically manage package offerings to attract diverse travellers and optimise revenue.

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Expedia announces new CEO

Expedia has announced that its Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Mark Okerstrom, currently chief financial officer and executive vice president of operations, to succeed Dara Khosrowshahi as president and CEO of Expedia.

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Loyalty program retooling focusses on personalisation

With online travel agents winning the war on accommodation bookings worldwide, hotel companies are revisiting loyalty programs as another marketing tool in the hope that consumers will start booking direct. Many hotel operators are hamstrung with contracts with OTAs that limit their ability to undercut pricing, with the important exception of loyalty members. Loyalty programs have been a somewhat neglected …

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