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Pegasus Partners With Shiji Group to Grow Asia-Pacific Market Presence

Pegasus | November 26, 2019

The new Pegasus increases Asia expansion through partnership With Shiji Distribution Solutions (LONDON) November 26, 2019 — Pegasus, a leading provider of hotel distribution and e-commerce solutions, is partnering with Shiji Group, a global technology provider for the hotel, retail, food service and entertainment industries, to expand distribution connectivity into the Asia-Pacific market. As part of the relationship, Shiji Distribution Solutions will serve as a new connectivity partner to Pegasus. Shiji Distribution Solutions will enable connections to the popular booking platform WeChat, as well as third party distribution from the ...

What the Hotel World Looks Like in 2020

Robert A. Rauch | April 3, 2019

Bob Rauch and Sarah Andersen Hotel Distribution is arguably the big topic of the near term. Expedia Group and Booking Holdings (previously Priceline) are the two big online travel agencies (OTAs), dominating well over 70% of OTA market share. Now this duopoly faces major disruption by Airbnb, Facebook, and Google. Airbnb just bought HotelTonight, an app-based company that sells last-minute, unused boutique and independent hotel inventory. Meanwhile, SiteMinder's "BookingButton" already integrate into Facebook business pages as a widget, eliminating the need to click away from the site to make a booking. Add in the possibility that Googl...

SiteMinder Partners With RoomIt by CWT on Modern Alternative to Traditional Corporate Travel Distribution

SiteMinder | January 8, 2019

Dallas, USA – SiteMinder, the global hotel industry's leading guest acquisition platform, today announces a pioneering partnership with RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a long-standing leader in business travel. The partnership will provide a modern alternative to the traditional corporate travel distribution chain by offering eligible SiteMinder hotel customers direct access to a travel management company's clients for the first time. Under the agreement, RoomIt will create a connection to SiteMinder's platform so hotel users can offer their best available rates, corporate negotiated rate...

SHR Announces New CRS Product Features, Plus PMS and OTA Integrations

SHR | September 24, 2018

HOUSTON, TX, September 24, 2018—SHR, Sceptre Hospitality Resources, a pioneer of advanced hotel distribution technologies, has unveiled several new features within their Windsurfer® CRS Enterprise and Essentials products, in addition to two new key product integrations. Windsurfer Enterprise clients will now be able to Assign Policies by Channel, allowing them, for example, to set one cancellation policy for the Windsurfer® Booking Engine and a different policy for GDS. They will also enjoy a newly-expanded Registered Guest Reports feature. This means that reports can now be pulled at hotel level or chain level, helping En...

Another Move by the OTAs That Is Harmful to Hotel Profitability – What You Need to Know

HEBS Digital | August 22, 2018

By Max Starkov Background: Two recent events in hotel distribution created a mild media buzz, but unfortunately were ignored by some hoteliers and quickly forgotten by the industry: Expedia's Add-On Advantage and Booking.basic. Below we will discuss the issues with these two new initiatives by Expedia and, reminiscent of the old Wild West times of hotel distribution and the early years of unruly OTAs, before rate parity and best rate guarantees. Both OTA initiatives use package or wholesale rates in clear violation of package and wholesale rates contract terms. We feel compelled to remind hoteliers how detrimental these new ...

Debunking the Impact of Blockchain on Hotel Distribution

HEBS Digital | June 12, 2018

By Max Starkov Background: A recent article on the Nasdaq website called "How Blockchains Are Changing the Hotel Industry" claims that blockchain-based platforms "offer promising solutions" to particular areas of difficulty in the hospitality industry, including blockchain-based hotel booking platforms. Before we jump on analyzing blockchain technology's impact on hospitality, let's quickly review what this new technology and some of its more popular applications are all about. Blockchain is an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way. Blockchain operates...

SHR Teams Up with nSight to Offer Predictive Marketing Suite

SHR | April 3, 2018

HOUSTON, TX, April 3, 2018—SHR, Sceptre Hospitality Resources, a pioneer of advanced hotel distribution technologies, has entered into an agreement with nSight, providing SHR clients access to an increasingly important strategic element; world-class predictive marketing tools. Using OTA search and booking as its data source, nSight helps hoteliers improve transient segment conversion and make better pricing decisions by providing rate shopping, demand forecasting, and marketing recommendations via its advanced product suite. This helps hotels track their competition share, allowing better revenue strategies, which translates into ...

SHR Announces New CRS Product, Global PMS Integrations, and European Direct Connect

SHR | January 22, 2018

HOUSTON, TX, January 22, 2018—SHR, Sceptre Hospitality Resources, a leading provider and pioneer of advanced hotel distribution technologies, has unveiled a new CRS product, in addition to three new global Property Management System (PMS) integrations for its Windsurfer® CRS, and a powerful new direct connect with one of the largest Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) in Europe. New CRS Product Expanding on its legacy of innovative CRS solutions, and in direct response to market demand, the company is now offering a new CRS product, Windsurfer® CRS Essentials. A truly new Windsurfer, Essentials is a streamlined CRS and booking e...

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