“The Heat of Summer, Budget ‘Season’ is warming up, what you need to plan for in ’18″
Our Animated Recap
Co Hosts Stuart Butler Robert Cole Holly Zoba Edward St.Onge
:04 HITEC & ROC Has record attendance in Toronto
:08 Hilton joins Marriott on the 48hr cancellation policy what kind of statement is that and is it a move to add value to membership direct bookings.
:19 Holly Joins
:24 Discussion about HeBs new monthly pricing model
:27 Open discussions about proprietary platforms for CMS versus other open platforms like WordPress
:35 What you can do with Plugins on WordPress and the value of skinning a site as a change rather than doing development builds for new sites each time
1:02 Expedias Rev+ roll out to EU adding to the domestic rollout months earlier.
1:06 Edward Joins
1:15 Wyndham acquires Americinn now expands Synxis use
1:21 Disney is taking over the world, with their new development of Star Wars world and the new Star Wars Hotel concept
1:27 Re-discussion of the 48-hour calculation choice of Hilton Joining Marriott, good point about helping yield better due to the ability to track arrivals and travel insurance should be a positive as well.
1:40 New perks for travelers that are going to corp rates
1:45 Snapchat joins with Foursquare for geo-filters
1:51 Are audiobooks and reading materials a viable value add to hotel guests.
2:02 Show ends
SiteMinder Brings GDS Representation In-house as Hotel Customers more than Triple in One Year
Two rebate-based travel websites:
1) A New Perk for Frugal Business Travelers – WSJ
2) Honey Travel