TripAdvisor Connect gives small hotels a bookings edge

WIT – WEB IN TRAVEL : TripAdvisor Connect gives small hotels the edge, makes it “credible alternative” to OTAs. Its a great idea for small hotels; now with TripAdvisor (TA) connect hotels can have their own booking engine pop-up when travellers click the book now button of TA. But the process of getting your booking […]

Nor1 buys FlexTrip, brings activities to hotel booking systems

Nor1 buys FlexTrip, brings activities to customer systems for hotels. FlexTrip launched in 2011 (TLabs here), a back-end provider of products to third parties through APIs is acquired by Nor1. The move shows promise for hotels who can now add tours and activities to their product line-up using the flex-Trip solutions. The acquisition comes just […]

Travel Booking Websites Loose Out to New Technology

Travel Booking Websites Loose Out to New Technology

7 Most Popular Types of Travel Booking Websites of 2013 – Skift This article is packed with valuable information. My takeaway today is the surprising fact that both OTAS and Brands have fallen in market share over the last 5 years. See search evolution on moz for details on this. Not surprising when you think […]

Bad times for OTA

Bad times for OTA

Online travel agencies (OTAs) are weakening amid intense pressure up and down the value chain, especially in the mature US market. Supplier sites are building relationships with the travellers and increasing their direct bookings resulting in improved cost and revenue:  Brand.com can be a cheeper distribution channel and an increased opportunity to merchandise and upsell […]