The Week, That Was – January 2018- Week 1

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry partnerships, perspectives, and some general updates. Read on!!

Agoda certifies eRevMax as their Innovative Supplier delivering best-in-class connectivity solutions to hotels

Certification received for producing outstanding business exceeding expectations.

TripAdvisor to roll out Sponsored Positions for hotels

TripAdvisor has rolled  their Sponsored Placements program which allows any hotel to bid to be at the top of the listings for any given destination. Previously, users could view the results by ranking, best value, lowest price, or distance, but if a hotel didn’t have the rankings to appear at the top of any of those criteria, they were all but invisible to the TripAdvisor customer.

Google now lets travelers message hotels

Sending a “Message” is the newest call-to-action in Google’s My Business listing on mobile. Not only is this a free opportunity for hotels to connect with potential guests, but it is a more important new and direct channel for conversion from Google.

2018’s top priorities for limited service hotels

It’s a well-known fact that today’s travelers are tech savvy, cost conscious, and come with high expectations compared to previous generations. In a rapidly changing industry that is increasingly focused on personalization, hoteliers are looking to stand out. Where there was once a very clear distinction between limited service and full service hotels, today we see the lines starting to blur. Many limited service hotels are offering more amenities, outlets and conveniences at a budget-friendly price point to satisfy today’s travelers.

A revenue management perspective on 2017 and the coming year

Revenue management businesses are on the front line of many issues facing hoteliers today. As the hotel industry becomes subsumed into the wider “accommodation” industry, the demands on revenue management specialists widen accordingly. Here’s a perspective on 2017 and some thoughts on 2018 from Klaus Kohlmayr, chief evangelist for IDeaS Revenue Solutions.

Fornova Highlights Three Trends in Hotel Distribution to Watch

Fornova closed 2017 with year-over-year revenue growth in excess of 50%, and it raised a Series B financing to spur expansion in the year ahead, according to the company.

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