The Week, That Was – October 2019 Week 3

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 perspectives and some general updates. Read on!!

Openhotelier completes technical integration with eRevMax

With online sales growing at a fast pace in Maldives, hoteliers can benefit from such integrations as it offers them more distribution options directly from their Frontdesk PMS. This partnership is aimed at creating a frictionless environment offering hoteliers end-to-end solutions for their online distribution and connectivity needs to attract more guests.

Accor and Expedia believe there’s a path to save the hotel-OTA relationship

On a panel at the WiT Singapore 2019 Main Stage, Louise Daley, deputy CEO for Accor in Asia Pacific, and Melissa Maher, senior vice president for marketing and innovation at the Expedia Group, entered diplomatic talks about how the hotel-OTA relationship should really function and what will it take for both sides to come out as winners.

How to Increase Bookings from Hotel Booking Website?

It is important for hospitality business to have a brand website of their own as it has a strong digital identity to attract maximum visitors. When you are building a website for your hotel property, here are some important factors that hoteliers need to take into account. Read more –

OTAs in prime position to benefit from rising APAC internet penetration

Internet penetration in APAC is expected to breach the 50% mark and continue growing as it overtakes the US. Results of joint research from travel data co-operative Sojern and Phocuswright involving a survey of 5,782 online travel customers from seven countries was recently presented at the event – read further for the findings.

Chinese tourism growth slows as overseas travel loses its luster

Chinese tourist sites received 782 million visits during the holiday, up well over 7% from last year’s 726 million, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. But that’s slower than reported growth of more than 9% in 2018, and down from a 10% increase in 2017.

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