Next Generation Bookings by IHB and Amadeus

IHG and Amadeus to create next generation reservations – Next Generation Bookings>>>: The new Next Generation Bookings system is going to be using the cloud-model and will replace HOLIDEX, IHG’s proprietary reservation system. The next-generation GRS evolves IHB systems, and connect to GRS and hotels directly through a separate, state of the art interface. It […]

The Rising Tide of Mobile Bookings – How Hoteliers Can Stay Afloat : HeBS Blog

The Rising Tide of Mobile Bookings – How Hoteliers Can Stay Afloat : HeBS Blog

Mid-Year Review: The Rising Tide of Mobile Bookings – How Hoteliers Can Stay Afloat : HeBS Blog. Stats Tell the Story Percent Increase/Decrease in Results in First Half 2014 vs. First Half 2013: Source Pageviews Visits   Bookings   Nights  Revenue Mobile    58.0%      50.9%   86.6%      61.1%    123% Tablet     11.7%       14.8%    18.0%       16.7%   10.5% Desktop -13.8%     –15.7%  -4.4%       […]

Major OTA’s not Jumping on TripAdvisor’s Bookings App – Skift

Major OTA’s not Jumping on TripAdvisor’s Bookings App – Skift

Major Booking Sites Still Won’t Allow Purchases in TripAdvisor’s App – Skift. Not having  a booking engine of its own or the huge database of hotel rooms and rates that the OTAs have Trip advisor has been scrambling to partner with site like booking.com and Expedia for its new booking app.  It has not convinced […]

Motel 6 bets on Google Wallet for Online Payment

Motel 6 bets on Google Wallet as a recruitment and rewards strategy – Mobile Commerce Daily – Payments. “I would really look at what makes Google Wallet, and mobile wallets in general, different than traditional payment methods,” said Alex Campbell, co-founder and chief innovation officer, Vibes, a chicago-based mobile marketing technology company. Google Wallet securely […]

Why Travel Shoppers Don’t Book

In our last blog about the Qubit report we focused on the differences between travel shopping and retail and particularly how we might boost conversion and bookings by understanding the anomalies of travel. Whats equally interesting and important to understand are the tree main differences that define the travel shopper. 1. Conversion rates are lower. […]