The Week, That Was – March 2020 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!!

Webinar: Path to Recovery for Travel Businesses – United We Can

The ultimate extent and duration of the COVID19 outbreak is still unknown – what steps can we as travel businesses be taking to weather the storm? HospitalityUnited.Club invites industry leaders to join us for a Webinar to discuss best practices and new strategies to help your business stay buoyant and come out stronger with a defined path to recovery.

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The coronavirus crisis is making travel cheaper

Fifty-five percent of American travelers have canceled upcoming travel plans, primarily through May. Travel deals are emerging amid the chaos of the global coronavirus outbreak. Many people are probably wondering if now is the right time to buy, whether for an out-of-town jaunt or a big summer vacation.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/17/heres-why-you-should-resist-the-urge-to-grab-cheap-travel-deals.html

UK: Empty hotels will be turned into makeshift hospitals

BRITAIN’s empty hotels will be turned into makeshift hospitals and operating theatres will be transformed into wards to help the NHS cope with the coronavirus.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11177679/coronavirus-britains-empty-hotels-will-be-turned-into-makeshift-hospitals-to-help-nhs-cope/

Travel industry slashes ad spending in half amid coronavirus

Marketers need to be prepared for the possibility that demand for travel-related services might snap back as the traditionally busy summer travel season gets under way from mid-June through August.

https://www.marketingdive.com/news/travel-industry-slashes-ad-spending-in-half-amid-coronavirus/574257/

OTAs overwhelmed by Coronavirus cancellations

The entire travel industry is struggling to keep up with a wave of cancellations related to coronavirus. But OTAs are hit especially hard. As hotels tell their customers they can’t help process cancellations, sending them right back to the OTA they booked with, both Expedia’s and Booking.com’s customer service is nearly impossible to reach.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/third-party-booking-sites-coronavirus/index.html

Sojern: Insights on COVID-19 travel impact

With more than 127,000 infected as of March 12th, COVID-19 is having and will continue to have a significant impact on many industries. The travel industry is no exception, and in fact, maybe the hardest hit as hotel bookings drop and airline ticket sales take a plunge.

Download Sojern’s latest COVID-19 travel insights – https://www.sojern.com/blog/covid-19-insights-on-travel-impact/

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The Week, That Was – March 2020 Week 2

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!!

Digital marketing in the age of coronavirus – what travel brands need to know

As markets around the world reel from the turmoil of the COVID-19 coronavirus, companies of all sizes are feeling the effects – perhaps none more so than those in and adjacent to the travel industry. The crisis is forcing companies to reevaluate many aspects of their financial plans for the foreseeable future and – particularly for those operating in the B2C space – to reassess their digital marketing strategies such as paid search.

https://www.phocuswire.com/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-digital-marketing-strategies

How Airbnb, hotels are responding to the coronavirus outbreak

Marriott International, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Hotels by Hilton, and more are waiving cancellation fees for hotel stays through March 31 booked by guests traveling to or from countries such as China, South Korea, and Italy.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/how-airbnb-hotels-are-responding-to-the-coronavirus-outbreak/ar-BB115mlF

New GBTA Research Shows Coronavirus Continues to Impact the Business Travel Industry

Around the globe, more companies are canceling or suspending business travel due to the coronavirus. Business travel to Asia has been impacted the hardest, with at least three of every four companies reporting they have canceled or suspended “all” or “most” business trips to China (95%), Hong Kong (87%), Taiwan (79%) and other Asia-Pacific countries (e.g., Japan, South Korea and Malaysia; 77%).

https://www.gbta.org/blog/new-gbta-research-shows-coronavirus-continues-to-impact-the-business-travel-industry/

Mauritius based luxury eco-lodge recommends RateTiger for hotel channel management

The flagship address of Mauritian green tourism, Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge, has recommended eRevMax solutions for connectivity and online distribution. The hotel is using RateTiger Channel Manager and Price Shopper and deriving immense benefits in terms of effective pricing data and expanding online visibility through efficient channel management.

https://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/mar2020-erevmax-mauritius-based-eco-lodge-recommends-ratetiger.html

What to do when crisis comes to your city

It’s hard to measure the total impact of the virus on the economy. Globally, the impact could reach $1.1 trillion by one estimate. In the EU, the government estimates that the virus is costing the EU’s travel industry an estimated Euro 1 billion per month. In China, the epicenter of the outbreak, growth will likely fall below 5% this year — the weakest growth rate in over 30 years. Other APAC economies are already experiencing cancelled events and fewer arrivals from both Chinese and international travelers.

https://www.cendyn.com/blog/what-to-do-when-crisis-comes-to-your-city/

Italy’s hotels eye eventual rebound from coronavirus

Coronavirus is having a dramatic effect on the Italian hotel industry, as government containment efforts have essentially shut down the entire country, with all public gatherings banned and most employees working from home.

http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/300720/Italys-hotels-eye-eventual-rebound-from-coronavirus

Airbnb tweaks refund policy

Airbnb is making adjustments to its refund policy in an attempt to balance the needs of hosts and guests on its home-sharing site amid the global coronavirus outbreak that has severely reduced travel demand.

https://www.traveldailymedia.com/airbnb-tweaks-refund-policy/

5 Hotel Email Personalization Best Practices [Infographic]

Personalizing your emails is not only a powerful way to increase the effectiveness of your emails, it’s also an expectation of today’s travelers.

https://www.revinate.com/blog/5-hotel-email-personalization-best-practices-infographic/

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The Week, That Was – February 2020 Week 4

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!

HospitalityUnited.Club to host Cocktails & Conversations during ITB Berlin

The high energy networking event will bring together technology partners from varied segments, hoteliers and travel agents, to discuss the latest trends in travel technology, exchange ideas and explore collaboration possibilities. The event is scheduled for 5th March 2020 at Funkturm Restaurant within the Messe Berlin grounds, co-located with ITB.

Register today – https://www.hospitalityunited.club/event/berlin/huc-berlin-march2020.html

Expedia TravelAds: Getting Started with Sponsored Listings for Hotels

TravelAds is an easy-to-use yet sophisticated sponsored listing program that can help you achieve just that. By using advanced targeting capabilities, TravelAds helps your hotel increase visibility and connect with travelers during the path to purchase.

https://blog.advertising.expedia.com/getting-started-with-sponsored-search-listings-for-hotels

Chinese travellers disappear from key overseas markets

Asia Pacific destinations popular with travellers from mainland China continue to report a huge hotel occupancy impact from the coronavirus outbreak, according to preliminary February data from STR.

https://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/chinese-travellers-disappear-from-key-overseas-markets/

Hotels Aim to Help Guests Travel Lighter

For many travelers, packing a suitcase is a stressful endeavor; packing light, a perpetual fantasy. To help guests ditch excess baggage, hotels are partnering with fashion companies to deliver Instagram-worthy outfits directly to their guest rooms.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/travel/hotels-aim-to-help-guests-travel-lighter.html

How Google and Facebook Made Digital Advertising Markets Increasingly Opaque to Protect Their Dominance

Following an extensive study, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) expressed concerns in December that Google and Facebook have grown so “large and have such extensive access to data that potential rivals can no longer compete on equal terms.

https://promarket.org/how-google-and-facebook-made-digital-advertising-markets-increasingly-opaque-to-protect-their-dominance/

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The Week, That Was – February 2020 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!! HospitalityUnited.Club to host Cocktails & Conversations during ITB Berlin HospitalityUnited.Club is all set to host yet another dazzling event for hoteliers and travel tech fraternity in Berlin, along the sidelines of ITB, in partnership with Aptum, AgentX101, Ecommpay, LiveOS, RateTiger and TravelgateX. https://bit.ly/2T1oxWR Where hotel owners, operators invest in tech features Hotel owners, operators and asset managers offered up advice on how to balance needs and wants as well as what their top investment priorities are for the year. http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/300281/Where-owners-operators-invest-in-tech-features When Calling the Front Desk Is Not an Option There are certainly nice benefits to staying in an Airbnb. But if an emergency happens, you might be on your own. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/travel/airbnb-safety.html Booking.com Announces Finalists for its 2020 Technology Playmaker Awards With 45 finalists from 20 countries, this year’s awards shine a spotlight on inspiring female technologists and future tech trailblazers, and those championing greater diversity and inclusion in tech. https://globalnews.booking.com/bookingcom-announces-finalists-for-its-2020-technology-playmaker-awards/ Customers want more text-based customer support options from brands Customers want more text-based customer support options from brands. 72% of consumers age 18 to 64 said having the ability to text with a live agent in real-time would improve their overall customer service experience. https://marketingland.com/customers-want-more-text-based-customer-support-options-from-brands-275739 The big will get bigger as travel firms avoid the Google ‘death zone’ For hotel bookings, OTAs have moved away from a cheapest first price order, to a merchandised list, based on the highest converting hotels, securing bigger margins by focusing on a small set of hotels with higher booking volumes. https://www.travolution.com/articles/114184/guest-post-the-big-will-get-bigger-as-travel-firms-avoid-the-google-death-zone Travel experts fear long-term impact of virus Travel agents, operators and hoteliers are bracing for months, if not a full year, of economic disruption from the outbreak, with long-term effects that may ripple well into 2021. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/02/16/business/economy-business/tourism-coronavirus-covid19-2021-experts/#.Xk4eu5Uzbct

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The Week, That Was – January 2020 Week 4

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!!

Infographic – Hotel Revenue Management Trends 2020

Revenue managers are now leveraging artificial intelligence to make smart pricing decisions. Check out our latest Hotel Revenue Management Infographic – discover key trends that can help shape hotel revenue strategies in 2020 – https://lnkd.in/fhS3E-R

4 tips for better hotel sales and marketing

The world of hospitality sales and marketing is always evolving, and selling to customers requires a good PR message, collaboration among teams and creating loyalty experiences for high-tier members. During three different sessions at the 2020 HSMAI Marketing Strategy Conference, speakers gave their advice on how to succeed in different disciplines in the sales-and-marketing space.

http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/299960/4-tips-for-better-hotel-sales-and-marketing

Booking.com launches global rating system for non-hotel accommodation

Booking.com has developed what it claims to be the world’s first rating system for alternative non-hotel accommodation. The world-leading booking platform says it wants to see the classification system become globally accepted, like star ratings for hotels.

https://www.travolution.com/articles/113822/bookingcom-launches-global-rating-system-for-non-hotel-accommodation

Get ready for an even stronger Google in 2020

Brands need to monitor and respond to reviews to improve their online experience because customers will vote with their search behavior. And Google continues to influence search behavior.Here’s what happening in the coming year:

https://searchengineland.com/get-ready-for-an-even-stronger-google-in-2020-327941

2020 Airbnb Update

Airbnb is powered by our community. As co-founder, CEO and Head of Community Brian Chesky has said, we are committed to serving all stakeholders in the Airbnb community. Indeed, we believe that our success depends on a series of shared commitments that balance the interests of our stakeholders.

https://news.airbnb.com/2020-update/

 KAYAK Launches “Trip Builder”, Making it Easier to Plan Multi-City Travel

KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, is testing a new product feature that makes planning your next multi-city trip even easier. A helpful tool designed for anyone traveling to more than one destination, the new feature calculates the cheapest routes between multiple cities for the biggest savings.

https://bit.ly/2RELmPq

Consumer Report: Nearly Half Of Travelers Book Through 3rd Parties

As consumer demands for personalized service and competition for consumers’ attention continue to increase, travel and hospitality brands are challenged to stay ahead. To help marketers succeed, Yes Marketing surveyed more than 1,000 travelers on their priorities as they progress along their journey with travel and hospitality companies, from the first time they hear about a brand, to becoming a loyal customer.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4096603.html

THE HOTEL INDUSTRY HAS EVOLVED, BUT HAS YOUR TOOLKIT?

Gone are the days when RevPAR and occupancy was enough. Today’s growth and profitability are driven by channel mix, customer acquisition costs, consumer review scores, length of stay trends, loyalty programs, and leveraging the booking curve.

https://bit.ly/2RNqK7M

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What are the Best Practices for Creating a Google Hotel Ads Campaign?

Google Hotel Ads has emerged as an important channel for hoteliers to improve online exposure of their properties. In this blog, we list out some of the best practices that are involved with the creation of a Google hotel ads campaign.

What are the Best Practices for Creating a Google Hotel Ads Campaign

About 4.5 billion searches are made on Google every day, making it essential for every business to have presence on the platform. Over the last few years, Google Hotel Ads has emerged as the most popular platform in the metasearch space.  Which for years have been dominated by the OTAs. GHA which aggregates your hotel rates from participating OTAs and brand website and displays your hotel rates and availability on Google, across desktops, tablets, and mobile devices? Find out about some of the best practices for the creation of a Google hotel ads campaign.

Familiarize yourself with the interface

In order to be successful with Google hotel ads, it is essential to be familiar with the interface and know what goes into it. The sign-up process is quite similar to Google PPC campaign. Hotels need to create a Google Hotel Center account to send and manage hotel rates and availability across Google. The interface is user-friendly, effective and efficient. Once you have listed your property, connect your prices and availability to your ads by linking your Hotel Center account to a Google Ads account and start advertising.

Use data to your benefit

Data that is recorded by Google systems lets you pinpoint those things that are/are not working. Reports every week are offered in detail, and how your campaign is proceeding in each device. Make use of opportunity reports every week to detect missed opportunities. Know about the areas that you might have improved on, and prepare better for bid optimization in the following round.

With conversion tracking, you can exactly find out what happens when anyone visits your site. You can get information on cost per acquisition, how long a person stays in the accommodation and whether or not they booked a room. The use of this information and other performance metrics for the adjustment of Google hotel ads booking campaign strategies can help you to derive the best from your experience of Google Hotel Ads.

Group hotels and manage bids better

In case you are operating bids for more than one hotel property, group the properties together. This can let you manage the same in a more efficient way and optimize returns on investment. The principles happen to be the same for each hotel property that is part of the group. When you structure bids, you have to remember that.

Optimize your ads

For optimizing your ad spends, Google recommends hotels to provide entire inventory to Hotel Ads along with room and package Meta data. The details comprise of data about occupancy levels and rooms, and all the updated prices and active bids can ensure accuracy of prices. The ads which notch up the best numbers are generally those that offer the most information. Optimized ad can help hotels to have much better business and increase the bottom line.

Google Hotel Ads campaigns can provide future travelers with the chance to reserve a hotel room at many important hotels all through their research. Wherever a user makes decisions related to travel, hotel ads are surfaced by Google to assist them in the assessment of booking options and pricing available to them.

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The Week, That Was – January 2020 Week 2

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!!

Is your PMS enough for distribution?

With inter-connectivity being one of the key focus for 2020, hoteliers need to get the distribution basics right. Are you getting real-time reservation updates directly into your hotel system? Do you get a bird’s eye view of your inventory status at all times? Are you struggling with overbookings or manual entry errors? It’s time you connect your PMS to your channel manager for seamless updates.

https://www.erevmax.com/blog/index.php/2019/12/is-your-pms-enough-for-distribution/

Google now includes taxes and fees in hotel searches

Google launched features intended to make finding, comparing, and booking hotels less stressful. Starting this week, guests will be able to browse personalized search results and narrow down properties by neighborhood, and view hotel receipts that reflect the actual amount you can expect to pay for a given stay (including taxes and fees).

https://venturebeat.com/2020/01/08/google-now-includes-taxes-and-fees-in-hotel-searches/

Four key trends the hotel industry can’t ignore during 2020

Now that we’re all back at work, attention is turning to the year ahead. Dori Stein, CEO, Fornova shares his predictions for the main trends that will influence hotel chains’ success in 2020.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4096435.html

Hotel Technology Trends 2020

When adopting hotel technology, the hospitality industry is like an elephant. Interestingly it also favoured elephants in its partners as well. Same as the animal, hotels preferred to spend time with those the same as them.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4096402.html

Could subscription travel be the new way to holiday in 2020?

A new company promises insider knowledge and free hotel stays via its subscription concept.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/travel/a30440445/subscription-travel-trend/

Is Personalization in Hospitality Dead or Alive?

Personalization of the customer experience – from digital marketing and website experience, revenue management and pricing, CRM and loyalty marketing, and on-property guest experience – has become a buzzword at industry conferences, webinars and in the hospitality media. So… is personalization dead or alive in hotel digital marketing, website experience, revenue management, CRM and on-property guest experience?

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/panel/125000035.html

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Is your PMS enough for distribution?

Channel Managers and Hotel Property Management Systems have been around for quite a few years now. Whether you are a real estate agency, a hotel, a B&B manager or the owner of some family properties, there are chances that you are looking for the type of software that can help you out the best. Here are some differences between Channel Management systems and Property Management Systems, which can let you understand such platforms better and take an informed decision.

Is your PMS enough for distribution

Purpose

Property Management Systems are a type of software system that is created to make daily operations management easier for real estate companies, hotels or rental agencies. The aim is to assign, schedule and organize tasks and these are especially helpful for reporting, accounting and staff management. Channel Managers, on the other hand, specialize in distributing short-term rentals to listing websites, whether it comes to wholesalers, GDS, Metasearch, Vacation Rental sites or OTAs.

Capability

PMS systems are created originally in the form of front desk hotel software, and are made to follow trends in the market and can redirect them to vacation rentals or some other expanding sector. With the use of this type of system, you can spend less time in dealing with business and get more time to concentrate on guest experience and guests.

A PMS channel manager can let you deal with time-consuming operations of managing a vacation rental business. A PMS channel manager updates information automatically across every booking channel and can automate payments and online reservations. Dedicated channel managers, however, are online distribution specialists and can frequently offer much more connections across many channels.

Sophistication

When you choose a property management system integrated with a channel manager, it can help you in online property management and can ensure listing distribution for you across many websites. A PMS or company has several advantages. Property management systems offer automated guest communication services, business performance analytics, in-built accounting services and many more.

PMS coming with an in-built channel manager can be very useful for your own business. A dedicated channel manager is useful in all those cases where there is a drop in the functionality of a property management system. There are more sophisticated capabilities of dedicated channel managers, which can let you create a very complex type of pricing model as per your wish. While PMSes and channel managers tend to vary in nature, the former lacks the sophisticated features that are part of dedicated channel managers – such as pushing right property specs and dealing with a complicated pricing model.

Support

A few property management firms have a team comprising of local employees that care for on-site upkeep and maintenance. But you can expect a built-in expert team with dedicated channel managers, which come with the support of a team comprising of expert distribution professionals. The team of experts of the developer company has a direct communication line with booking websites as well as other channels, due to the fact that a high volume of properties is offered by dedicated channel managers to listing websites.

 

The Week, That Was – December 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!!

Is your hotel channel manager doing what you expect of it?

Here are 5 questions that you have to ask about channel management software systems for hotels.

https://www.erevmax.com/blog/index.php/2019/12/5-questions-to-ask-about-channel-management-for-hotels/

Responsible and purposeful travel: the way forward

Technology and consumer preferences are constantly evolving and the threats to the environment and personal data are becoming ever more prevalent, according to Travel Weekly’s Insight Annual Report 2019-20.

https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/consumer-business/articles/travel-weekly-insight-annual-report.html

Five trends shaping the future of customer experience in 2020

As we enter a new decade, customer experience is firmly positioned as a competitive advantage and something most companies are prioritizing. Instead of worrying about new technology, brands need to consider the psychological foundation. Before they even want to use the technology, customers need to feel acknowledged and understood.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2019/12/17/5-predictions-for-customer-experience-in-2020/#1314960e2ec7

Where Airbnb goes, hotels will follow

Luxury hotel brands are stepping into the homeshare arena to compete with Airbnb, and are now making strides in one of Airbnb’s most successful arenas: experiences. When Airbnb launched its Experiences program in 2016, it was a gamble, but one that seems to be paying off as it has resulted in seven times more bookings year-over-year since 2018.

https://www.gartner.com/en/marketing/insights/daily-insights/where-airbnb-goes-hotels-will-follow

Google wants to be your holiday tour guide

Getting dropped into a new city is disorienting, and all the more so when you need to ask for help but don’t know how to pronounce the name of the place you’re trying to get to. Google Maps now has a fix for this.

https://www.blog.google/products/maps/let-google-be-your-holiday-travel-tour-guide/

 How can travel brands remain human in a digital-first world

Travel brands are trying to figure out how to strike the right balance between digital touchpoints and in-person interactions.

https://skift.com/2019/12/16/how-can-travel-brands-remain-human-in-a-digital-first-world/

Is this the future of travel bookings?

With online travel agents, we’ve already seen the way the travel industry has changed. While travel purchases are currently made through online booking agents or directly with the hotels or airlines, it won’t be long before we see new and advanced options come into play.

https://www.iol.co.za/travel/sponsored/is-this-the-future-of-travel-bookings-38980837

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The Week, That Was – December 2019 Week 2

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!!

Upscale hotel in Papua New Guinea selects RateTiger for online connectivity

Crown Hotel Port Moresby, an upscale property in Papua New Guinea has selected RateTiger, powered by LiveOS, for increasing their online revenue through optimal distribution. The hotel is using RateTiger’s Channel Manager to manage their rate and room inventory across online sales channels and GDS.

https://bit.ly/35ihcY5

Maldives Travel Trends

Regarded as the epitome of luxury tourism in South Asia, Maldives, with its over 1000 coral islands has emerged as a ‘premier’ brand. Tourism remains the largest economic industry in the country.

https://www.erevmax.com/blog/index.php/2019/12/maldives-travel-trends/

2019 Chinese Outbound Travel Report

Total spending from Chinese travelers covered 158 countries worldwide, and the report suggests that they are increasingly willing to go further afield for the best shopping experiences. Although Japan still topped the list of most-visited destinations, the rest of the top ten overseas shopping locations for Chinese travellers in 2019 dotted the globe.

https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/jing-daily-2019-chinese-outbound-travel-report-key-takeaways/

What is the impact of social media on travel?

Everybody wants to return home with an album full of aesthetic and ‘instagramable’ photos that show off their trip. In fact, 40% of UK Millennial travellers say that they consider how “instagramable” a location is when planning their travels, whether it will look good on their feed and get enough likes.

https://theboar.org/2019/12/what-is-the-impact-of-social-media-on-travel/

How Google is navigating today’s privacy environment

Laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted over a year ago in Europe, and the CCPA, taking effect imminently, introduce new requirements for how businesses collect and use data.

https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/marketing-resources/data-measurement/google-user-privacy/

How to drive demand during a slow season

Just because a market enters its off-season, it doesn’t mean hoteliers in the area have to halt business. Here are three key ways your hotel can win during a slowdown and maintain a positive revenue stream.

http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/299192/How-to-drive-demand-during-a-slow-season

Younger travelers more likely to consult with travel advisors

Travelport Global Digital Traveler Research 2019, which mapped travel preferences according to age groups, turned a common assumption on its head, finding that younger travelers are more likely to consult with travel advisors and tour operators for assistance in booking.

https://skift.com/2019/12/10/who-loves-travel-advisors-the-most-its-millennials-not-boomers/

Brand.com, OTA bookings continue to grow

Brand.com year-to-date bookings are up +7.7% compared to the same period last year and are growing faster than OTA (+7.1%), according to new Kalibri Labs data.

https://www.hotelbusiness.com/report-brand-com-ota-bookings-continue-to-grow/

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