Live Show 128 January 19th 2018

Live Show 128 January 19th 2018

“Seems the mergers and buyouts were not over”

Co-Hosts
Robert Cole
Edward StOnge
Tim Peter
Holly Zoba
Darlene Rondeau

Topics

Brands

1. Wyndham Worldwide to buy La Quinta’s hotel business for $1.95 billion
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/18/wyndham-worldwide-to-buy-la-quintas-hotel-business-for-1-point-95-billion.html

2. Hyatt Eliminates CMO Position in Strategy Aimed at Accelerating Its Growth

Hyatt Eliminates CMO Position in Strategy Aimed at Accelerating Its Growth

3. Travel Megatrends 2018: Travel Brands Want to Be Experience Platforms

Megatrends 2018

4. If Airbnb had a guest membership program, what benefits would you want?

Tech

5. Fighting for the top slot in hotel SEM and SEO
https://www.tnooz.com/article/otas-luxury-hotels-L2/

6. Using page speed in mobile search ranking
https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2018/01/using-page-speed-in-mobile-search.html

7. Travel tech deals reach record $5.3BN annual level
https://www.phocuswire.com/Travel-technology-deals-2017/

8. Booking your favorite airplane seat — The Goibibo way!
https://medium.com/@salilchatrath/booking-your-favorite-airplane-seat-the-goibibo-way-2b6e0e2ede6d

Intermediaries

9. Swiss price watchdog has reservations about Booking.com
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/-price-abuse-_swiss-price-watchdog-has-reservations-about-booking-com/43513554

10. What Investors Want to See From TripAdvisor in 2018
https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/01/12/what-investors-want-to-see-from-tripadvisor-in-201.aspx

Ruh-Roh

11. Robo-Advisers Are Coming to Consulting and Corporate Strategy
https://hbr.org/2018/01/robo-advisers-are-coming-to-consulting-and-corporate-strategy

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