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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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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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