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6 Tips to Fly Away with Direct Hotel Bookings in 2018

Lure Agency | December 20, 2017

While online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Travelocity and Hotels.com are an important marketing component to a hotel, it's crucial for property owners and managers to also utilize internal sources for revenue generation and to increase hotel bookings. Digital marketing offers amazing opportunities for properties of all sizes and shapes – from boutique hotels to all-suite resorts – to stabilize the booking field using leading marketing tools and tactics. We have a few ideas to help out. Get Smart with Web Design It's not unusual for travelers shopping on OTA's to visit the hotel's website directly in order to learn more abo...

Changing the Rules of the Game for Hotel Bookings

October 20, 2017

By Giuliano Bianchi and Isabella Blengini Last month the Swiss Parliament ratified a decision to allow Swiss hotels operating on booking.com to offer rooms at lower prices directly to their customers. The digital platform opposed the decision, arguing that it would be the customers who would be hit hardest. Booking.com allows hotels to sell their rooms on the platform on a commission basis and customers have the convenience of being able to compare prices before booking a room. For hotels, the main advantage in using the site is that it can dramatically increase their visibility, so much so that some 72 percent of all hotel bookings in ...

Booking Misunderstandings: What it Might Create for a Guest

Ahmed Mahmoud | December 18, 2014

by Ahmed Mahmoud This is a true story by one guest about a problem with a hotel honoring a room price. Through the internet the guest tried to book three nights at XYZ hotel, but for some reason the site wouldn't accept his dates. So he phoned the hotel's toll-free number, and was offered a rate of 180 US$ per night. The case was, they never asked him how many people were staying in the room. The hotel e-mailed him a confirmation and he prepaid the entire three-night stay for the room by credit card. Then he realized that he needed to add another night to his stay for the night before the return flight, so he called back. He was told th...

Thayer Ventures Announces an Investment in tripBAM, a Fast-Growing Online Shopping Platform

Thayer Ventures | September 20, 2013

Drawing on Continued Participation from Strategic Limited Partners, Institutions and Family Offices, Thayer Ventures Continues Strategic Investments in Disruptive, Innovative Technologies Sees Additional Opportunities Internationally and in the U.S. San Francisco, September 20, 2013 - Thayer Ventures, which funds innovative emerging technology companies in the $10 trillion global travel and hospitality industry, provided $1m in seed round funding to tripBAM (www.tripBAM.com), a fast-growing online shopping platform that is changing the way consumers, agencies and corporations shop for hotels. The funding follows the first closing of its...


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