Lessons From Thomas Cook’s Failure

Lessons From Thomas Cook’s Failure

  The failure of¬†Thomas Cook, a huge travel brand, should be a warning to all tourism companies about the dramatic changes in tourism today. The lessons from Thomas Cook’s failure should not be ignored. In this summary, we look at several news sources and analyses. The company cites the instability of some prime destinations as […]

Will HotelTonight-Arbnb Disrupt The OTA Marketplace

Will HotelTonight-Arbnb Disrupt The OTA Marketplace

Source: Airbnb-HotelTonight – a deal at the right time for both | PhocusWire The possible acquisition of HotelTonight by Aribnb has the potential to disrupt the entire OTA marketplace. Airbnb has had a phenomenal success with its core business and OTAs are playing catch up. But they do not have the retention or the cost […]

Hotel Bonanza Offers Hotel Booking at 8 Percent Commission

Hotel Bonanza Offers Hotel Booking at 8 Percent Commission

A new online travel agency (OTA) Hotel Bonanza Offers Hotel Booking at 8 Percent Commission and other perks! Source: Startup pitch: Hotel Bonanza wants to redress the shaky hotel-OTA relationship This Blog, by Linda Fox of Tnooz, covers the Startup Hotel Bonanza, a new OTA working with hotels at only¬† 8% commission. That’s good news […]

Hotel BookDirect War Heats Up As OTAs Fire Back

Hotel BookDirect War Heats Up As OTAs Fire Back

Brands Target OTAs Offering Lower Rates For Booking Direct Source: More hotels offer discounts for booking directly An example of how Hotel BookDirect War Heats up as OTAs Fire Back, take a look at this dialogue: Melissa Maher, senior vice president of the Global Partner Group for Expedia, says “having hotel chains offer a variety […]