rate transparency

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

Google Set to Debut Its Most Disruptive Travel Product

Google Set to Debut Its Most Disruptive Travel Product

OTA On Feb 11, 2015  By  0

The sky is falling for online travel agencies and metasearch players because Google is rolling out a couple of new advertising products for hotels and Read More

Why do consumers prefer booking with online travel agencies

Why do consumers prefer booking with online travel agencies?

OTA On Dec 13, 2014  By  0

Many hotels are experiencing a notable increase in bookings coming from online travel agencies, most notably those from Booking.com. At the same time, direct bookings, Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Sell Rooms for $7 on Hotel Tonight

Why You Shouldn’t Sell Rooms for $7 on Hotel Tonight

OTA On Dec 8, 2014  By  0

This Thanksgiving holiday in the US was an eventful one for the hospitality industry. What got my attention was the Black Friday offer of $7 Read More

12 tips on How to disrupt the growth in OTA bookings

12 tips on How to disrupt the growth in OTA bookings

OTA On Nov 28, 2014  By  0

It has been an interesting year in hotel distribution. As a conference attendee to events such as the HSMAI Revenue Optimization Conference and an avid Read More

Time to be Positive and Benefit

Hate OTAs? Time to be Positive and Benefit

OTA On Jul 2, 2014  By  0

Love them or hate them – Online Travel Agents (OTAs) are here to stay. With many hotels having to tighten their belts due to the Read More

the love-hate relationship

Hotels and OTAs: the love-hate relationship

OTA On May 9, 2014  By  0

If you ever walk into a room filled with hoteliers or folks working within the hotel marketing field, there are a variety of ways to Read More

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2014 – the year of détente between the hotel industry and Online Travel Agents?

OTA On Jan 27, 2014  By  0

With Online Travel Agents (OTAs) continuing to leverage their ever-growing market power, both rising costs and an increased loss of control over distribution are undoubtedly Read More