Live Show 102 July 21st 2017

Live Show 102 July 21st 2017

“The Heat of Summer, Budget ‘Season’ is warming up, what you need to plan for in ’18″

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Co Hosts
Stuart Butler
Robert Cole
Holly Zoba
Edward St.Onge

Show Notes

: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

http://www.hospitalityupgrade.com/_news/NewsArticles/SiteMinder-Brings-GDS-Representation-In-house-as-Hotel-Customers-more-than-Triple-in-One-Year.asp

HITEC’s Canadian Debut Draws Largest Conference Attendance in 45 Year History

http://www.hospitalityupgrade.com/_news/NewsArticles/HITECs-Canadian-Debut-Draws-Largest-Conference-Attendance-in-45-Year-History.asp

TravelClick and Vacatia Integrate Systems to Serve the Resort Industry

http://www.hospitalityupgrade.com/_news/NewsArticles/TravelClick-and-Vacatia-Integrate-Systems-to-Serve-the-Resort-Industry.asp

WhatsApp is being targeted by China’s censors, experts say
http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/20/technology/china-block-whatsapp-censorship

Hilton joins Marriott in restrictive 48-hour cancellation rule

https://ehotelier.com/global/2017/07/20/hilton-48-hour-cancellation-rule/

Wyndham Hotel Group strengthens its midscale bench with acquisition of AmericInn

https://ehotelier.com/global/2017/07/20/wyndham-acquisition-americinn/

Snapchat’s Foursquare and Factual partnerships double geofilter usage

Snapchat’s Foursquare and Factual partnerships double geofilter usage

Expedia Launches Rev+, A Revenue Management Tool, Worldwide

Expedia® Launches Rev+, A Revenue Management Tool, Worldwide


6 Genuine Ways To Rank Higher on TripAdvisor
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_596e4619e4b05561da5a5b07
New Research Suggests It Doesn’t Always Pay to Book Direct for a Hotel

New Research Suggests It Doesn’t Always Pay to Book Direct for a Hotel


Two rebate-based travel websites:
1) A New Perk for Frugal Business Travelers – WSJ
www.wsj.com/articles/a-new-perk-for-frugal-business-travelers-1500479744
2) Honey Travel
https://www.joinhoney.com/features/honeytravel

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