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Travelers Booking More Hotel Reservations Online

Travelers Booking More Hotel Reservations Online

NEW YORK—In the first quarter 2014, online channels–which include Online Travel Agents (OTAs), hotel websites (Brand.com), and global distribution systems (GDS) used by travel agents–continued to grow in popularity among individual business and leisure travelers, according to data from the ...

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Airbnb Fights to Keep Host Data

Airbnb Fights to Keep Host Data

Home-sharing site Airbnb went to court in Albany, N.Y., April 22 to fight New York Attorney General Eric. T. Schneiderman’s demand for host data. Schneiderman is seeking to enforce a subpoena, issued in October, to gain access to user records ...

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Hotel-OTA Relationships a Hot Topic at AAHOA Convention

Hotel-OTA Relationships a Hot Topic at AAHOA Convention

The hotel industry’s love-hate relationship with online travel agencies was a hot topic during a CEO panel at the Asian American Hotel Owners Association annual convention last week in Philadelphia. As distribution costs continue to rise, hotel companies are challenged ...

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Online Channels Continue to Lead Bookings in 2014

Online Channels Continue to Lead Bookings in 2014

In the fourth quarter (Q4) 2013, online channels which include Online Travel Agents (OTAs), hotel websites (Brand.com) and global distribution systems (GDS) used by travel agents continued to experience year-over-year growth in hotel room nights booked, according to data from ...

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Expedia Earnings Beat Expectations

Higher bookings on Expedia.com boosted profits in the fourth quarter of 2013 for the online travel company and beat out analyst’s expectations, according to this article from Bloomberg. The OTA recorded its biggest gain since October, closing out the year ...

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