Live Show 129 January 26th 2018

Live Show 129 January 26th 2018

 

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CoHosts
Darlene Rondeau
Tim Peter
Robert Cole

Show notes
00:02 — Marriott cuts 3rd party commissions, what was the motivations and is that a good thing?
00:17 — Tim Peter’s interview on what is new in Hospitality for 2018?
00:24 — ‘Put more wood behind the arrow’ – Tim make a deeper solution not just a sufficient one
00:26 — ‘No one looks at the frame around the Mona Lisa, – Tim Meaning the solution is more important that the effort towards it.
00:30 — Adding situational content in your ads contributes to your voice search discovery value
00:34 — ‘Mobile is not a device its a situation’ – Tim
00:35 — Voice activation and how it is a changing landscape, Siri only keeps data for 90 days its makes it challenging for AI development
01:03 — Knowing that keeping guest centric will always succeed focusing on finance only and they will always struggle
01:20 — two new tools to fix ‘carbon training’ using Fleeq.io and stepshot.net
01:
01:32 — Terry Sullivan linking improvements guru — Darlene

TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #129:

Here are the top stories that are making news this week:

Top Story

1. Q&A: What hoteliers must know about digital marketing
http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/268661/QandA-What-hoteliers-must-know-about-digital-marketing
Brands

2. Marriott Cuts Third-Party Commissions
http://www.meetings-conventions.com/News/Third-Party/Marriott-Cuts-Third-Party-planner-Commissions/

3. Choice Hotels Debuts New Booking System for Franchisees to Replace Outdated Tech

Choice Hotels Debuts New Booking System for Franchisees to Replace Outdated Tech

4. Open Letter to the Airbnb Community About Building a 21st Century Company
https://press.atairbnb.com/brian-cheskys-open-letter-to-the-airbnb-community-about-building-a-21st-century-company/

Tech

5. What hotels really want from reservation systems
https://www.phocuswire.com/Hotels-CRS-solutions

6. Travelport suspends startup accelerator program
https://www.phocuswire.com/Travelport-accelerator-suspension

7. Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

8. 11 thoughts on the future of technology in travel and hospitality from CES 2018
https://www.tnooz.com/article/future-technology-travel-hospitality-CES-2018/

Intermediaries

9. Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

10. Italy regulator fines online travel agents for unfair practices
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/18/c_136903444.htm

Ruh-Roh

11. Dublin hotel owner bans all social media influencers after ‘exposing’ one for asking for free 5-night stay
http://www.businessinsider.com/dublin-hotel-bans-social-media-influencers-after-elle-darby-asks-for-free-stay-2018-1

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