Live Show 132 February 16th 2018

Live Show 132 February 16th 2018

“Google is making some moves, Duetto gets more money and HSMAI hands out awards next week”

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CoHosts
Stuart Butler
Edward StOnge
Robert Cole
Darlene Rondeau
Tim Peter

Show Notes
00:04 — AMP enter Gmail and the tie ability to launch function in emails on there own
00:17 — Proper data segmentation and CRM development
00:33 — Disney raises there prices again yet for a good reason
00:52 — Speed kills — not having it means where will your website be? And better yet how will your site get seen if you don’t have an SSL by July?
01:27 — AirBnB and what it will look like in the future
02:02 — Cubic hotels future means for hotel flexibility?

Topics

Duetto Raises $80 Million to Give Hotel Booking an E-Commerce Makeover

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wyndham-sells-european-vacation-rental-business-for-13-billion-2018-02-15

https://www.websitemagazine.com/blog/how-website-load-time-affects-the-bottom-line

Top Story

1. Bringing the power of AMP to Gmail
https://www.blog.google/products/g-suite/bringing-power-amp-gmail/

Brands

2. Hyatt plans large-scale asset sales in 2018
http://hotelnewsnow.com/articles/273818/Hyatt-plans-large-scale-asset-sales-in-2018

3. An insider’s tale on hotel website conversion rates
https://www.phocuswire.com/Hotel-website-conversion-rates-Fastbooking

4. Hotel executives sound off on industry’s new normal
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/273539/Hotel-executives-sound-off-on-industrys-new-normal

5. Disney Raises Theme Park Prices After Record U.S. Attendance

Disney Raises Theme Park Prices After Record U.S. Attendance

Intermediaries

6. TripAdvisor Has a TV-Heavy Marketing Strategy That Competitors Are Trying Too

TripAdvisor Has a TV-Heavy Marketing Strategy That Competitors Are Trying Too

7. Hotels admit steep reliance on online travel agencies
https://www.phocuswire.com/HEDNA-hotel-distribution-study

8. Online travel agency fightback: Tactics to lure direct bookings
https://www.phocuswire.com/Hotel-conversion-tactics-HEBS-digital

9. How I Get It Done: Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com
https://www.thecut.com/2018/02/gillian-tans-booking-com.html

Tech

10. Duetto raises massive $80 million to push hotel tech platform
https://www.phocuswire.com/Duetto-funding-round-80-million

11. How Website Load Time Affects the Bottom Line
https://www.websitemagazine.com/blog/how-website-load-time-affects-the-bottom-line

Ruh-Roh

12. Airbnb Is Set to Launch a New Tier of Select Properties

Airbnb Is Set to Launch a New Tier of Select Properties

Shared by Stuart
http://www.fueltravel.com/blog/fuel-hotel-marketing-podcast-episode-48-stop-blaming-millennials-increasing-guest-expectations/

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