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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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Groupon Makes Hotel Booking Push

Groupon Makes Hotel Booking Push

CHICAGO—Groupon announced a significant expansion of its Groupon Getaways marketplace with the addition of approximately 20,000 new hotels in popular destinations around the world. The company also announced that anyone who makes a reservation at one of the approximately 20,000 ...

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Some Google Hotel Listings Hijacked With False Links

Some Google Hotel Listings Hijacked With False Links

Hotels listed on Google+ Local should double check their listings. According to this report from Search Engine Land, thousands of hotel website links listed on verified accounts were redirected to RoomsToBook.Info or RoomsToBook.Net. Post author Danny Sullivan noticed the glitch ...

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Study: OTA Loyalty Program Membership Remains Low

Study: OTA Loyalty Program Membership Remains Low

In the past five years, online travel sales have grown from $93-Billion to over $160-Billion, with hotel reservations accounting for almost 40 percent of this total volume. Online Travel Agency (OTA) websites are responsible for one-third of the online hotel ...

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