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eRevMax announces seamless connectivity with leading Chinese B2B platform HaoQiao
eRevMax has completed 2-way XML integration with the largest travel wholesaler in China, Haoqiao. Hotels using RateTiger and RTConnect, powered by LiveOS, can leverage the interface to distribute rates and availability on the booking platform, is used by over 17,000 travel agencies worldwide.
Google’s playbook to become a super app in travel
The giant’s slow but unstoppable rise to travel industry domination can not be explained without the more than one billion daily users of Google Maps.
How Airbnb profits from our love of experience
As people begin to value “things” less and “doing stuff” more, Airbnb has simultaneously personalized and commoditized the food-related experience.
Total revenue forecasting: Sunny with a chance of profits
Marketing and revenue management rely on accurate demand forecasts to plan campaigns and optimize revenue.
Hotel revenue changes suggest new guest preferences
From the high-tech preferences of Generation Z to the experiential fondness of millennials and the health and wellness realities facing baby boomers, hotels continually adjust the amenities and services they offer to satisfy their guests based on extensive consumer research. From the perspectives of owners and operators, the changes in guest preference manifest themselves on the hotel operating statement.
As cycle nears end, benchmarking required to be reborn
Hoteliers are in no doubt benchmarking has been one of the major, if not the most major, catalysts of the last decade helping fuel hotel performance, and the data is only getting better and more involved, according to sources. Now hoteliers are considering how benchmarking might change as the industry reaches what many consider the end of a cycle.
Hotel guests want cybersecurity
For hotels, the issue of cybersecurity is – or should be – among the most critical factors in partnering with any third-party. With so many interconnected technologies the risk is greater and greater that you’ll run onto a technology that isn’t wholly secure.
Which? brands most travel comparison sites a ‘waste of time’
New survey ranks sites used to find flight and hotel deals and reveals that many offer a poor user experience – and do not list the best prices. After asking more than 2,200 holidaymakers about their experiences of using comparison sites, the consumer body found that only Skyscanner, Kayak and TripAdvisor scored highly in terms of finding the best deals and being easy to use.
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