5 ways to improve OTA distribution

Don’t Be Afraid to Prioritize Direct Bookings Over OTA Bookings

OTA On Apr 12, 2017  By  0

    The balancing act between third party channels and your own hotel website is often a difficult one. Once you make the decision to Read More

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The Impact of AirBnb on Hotels and Hospitality Industry

Blog, OTA On Feb 22, 2016  By  0

The emergence of multi-sided technology platforms, collectively known as the “sharing economy”, has enabled individuals to collaboratively make use of under-utilized inventory via fee-based sharing. Read More

Why are hotels sleepwalking into a state of increased OTA dependency?

Why are hotels sleepwalking into a state of increased OTA dependency?

OTA On Feb 17, 2016  By  0

For over the 15 years that I have been within this industry, independent hotels here in Europe have been always dependent on agencies – initially Read More

How will OTAs evolve in 2016?

How will OTAs evolve in 2016?

OTA On Jan 24, 2016  By  0

In the past two or three years, I was fortunate to speak at a variety of travel industry events about the state of online distribution Read More

Book on Google and Book on Tripadvisor

Why “Book on Google” and “Book on TripAdvisor” Will Be a Nightmare for the Hospitality Industry

OTA On Oct 6, 2015  By  0

Background Following the lead of Kayak.com, which has turned itself into a meta-OTA-type of a service for quite some time now, TripAdvisor rolled out their Read More

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OTAs and the billboard effect

OTA On Aug 6, 2015  By  0

In the tug of war between hoteliers and online travel agencies (OTA), have you ever wondered why hotels just don’t bother working with OTA anymore Read More

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OTAs: Friend or foe?

OTA On Apr 17, 2015  By  0

If you ever attend a party with hoteliers, or if you know someone working in the hospitality marketing sphere, one sure way to spark a Read More

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Beating OTAs at their own game with rate transparency on your hotel website

OTA On Apr 1, 2015  By  0

There’s a lot of buzz in the hotel industry these days about the rising costs of acquisition. It seems that an increasing proportion of rooms Read More

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Is It Too Late to Fight Back Against Airbnb?

OTA On Mar 17, 2015  By  0

Despite what many have dismissed as a mere blip on the radar, Airbnb is a force to be reckoned with and we have yet to Read More

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The OTA duopoly: Priceline vs Expedia

OTA On Mar 15, 2015  By  3

  Online Travel Agencies, better known as OTA, have been around for almost 20 years, so we really shouldn’t treat them as a novelty by now. Expedia was Read More