Friday, 7 October 2016

Metasearch Direct Marketing Channel for Hotels

Metssearch is becoming a major force in hotel marketing - do you know what it means - This article will help. Metasearch Direct Marketing Channel for Hotels is an infographic of who they are and what they do.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

PersonaHolidays Matching Travellers with hotel By Personality Printed Deck now on MagCloud

PersonaHolidays is a personal recommendation engine for travel. It is a breakthrough technology for tourism planning, marketing and bookings that is truly personal. More >>

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Travellers Prefer Booking Direct - Triptease - MARKHAT.COM

recent studies explains why travellers prefer booking direct and what hotels can do to get more direct bookings

Friday, 30 September 2016

New PersonaHolidays Hotel Accommodation Search & Bookings

Here is sneak preview of the power of personalization in travel with the personality based matchmaker that pairs hotels and travelers together based on personality traits that matter to vacationers of all character.

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Marriott Expedia War For Brand Integrity- Bloomberg - MARKHAT.COM

Mariott is taking issue with OTAs in the new Mariott Expedia Wars for Brand Integrity. Its not just about rates anymore and as this dialog shows, OTAs just dont get that brands are vital to hotel marketing.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Unique Personalized Holiday Planning & Booking PersonaHolidays Makes Travel Shopping Fun

Truly amazing personal holiday planner that is blistering fast, highly interactive, intensely visual and respectfully personal , makes Travel Shopping Fast, Fun and Personal. PersonaHolidays knows you and pairs you up with the perfect match hotel and vacation experience..

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Hotels Fight for Control - Inforgraphics of the Battle

The picture is just a tiny part of a foot  long info-graphics that looks at the evolution of bookings and pays special attention to the battle between Online Travel Agents (OTAs) and hotel direct bookings.

As this image demonstrates direct bookings adds more to the bottom line and is good for business. More subtle benefits of booking direct are not covered, but they are probable more important. Hotels are going to many lengths to create benefits for booking direct -  and the reasons have more to do with brand integrity than rates.

Hotels loose control and are worried that OTAs tend to treat room like commodities, The OTAS build their own brand at the expense of  hotels and they own the data, often not even sharing the guests email at times.

Its all about control and hotels are making moves to take back control; after all they are the suppliers!

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Bookings Battle Infographic - MARKHAT.COM