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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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Tips for Optimizing Your Hotel Website

Tips for Optimizing Your Hotel Website

In the fourth quarter of 2013, bookings through a hotel’s branded website continued to trail reservations made through online travel agencies (OTAs), according to data from TravelClick. To stay competitive with OTAs and take back direct bookings, a static website ...

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Hotel Companies and OTAs Win Price-Fixing Lawsuit

On Tuesday, Starwood, IHG, and Marriott, along with online agencies including Expedia, Orbitz Worldwide, and Priceline won the dismissal of the lawsuit that accused the companies of price fixing. According to this article from Skift.com (reported by Reuters), U.S. District ...

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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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