Live Show 144 May 11th 2018

Live Show 144 May 11th 2018

“GDPR rules the day”

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CoHosts
Edward StOnge
Robert Cole
Tim Peter

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TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #144:

Top Story

Hotel direct distribution benefits “debunked”
https://www.phocuswire.com/Hotel-online-travel-agency-direct-report-ETTSA

OTAs Using “Voodoo Science” in an Attempt at Discrediting the Value of the Hotel’s Direct Channel
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/otas-using-voodoo-science-attempt-discrediting-value-hotels-starkov

Brands

Marriott CEO Fires a Salvo: ‘We Can Deliver a Better Homesharing Product’

Marriott CEO Fires a Salvo: ‘We Can Deliver a Better Homesharing Product’

InterContinental Hotels Is Taking Kimpton Global

InterContinental Hotels Is Taking Kimpton Global

Can Hotel Companies Have Too Many Brands?

Can Hotel Companies Have Too Many Brands?

Marketing

How marketers should use Facebook’s new Trip Consideration tool
https://www.phocuswire.com/Facebook-Trip-Consideration-guide

Burger King just showed how valuable Instagram stories are for brands
https://mashable.com/2018/05/09/instagram-sponsored-stories-burger-king-whopper/

Intermediaries

Not Just for Hotels — Booking Holdings Has a Direct Strategy of Its Own

Not Just for Hotels — Booking Holdings Has a Direct Strategy of Its Own

The Growth of Group Intermediation
https://www.hsmai.org/knowledge/article.cfm?ItemNumber=41228&RDtoken=4206&userID=4854

Fraudulent hotel bookings hit $5.2 billion in 2017
https://www.phocuswire.com/AHLA-fraudulent-hotel-bookings

Fake hotels: the new weapon of choice for fraudsters
https://www.tnooz.com/article/fake-hotels-the-new-weapon-of-choice-for-fraudsters/

Tech

It’s the end of search as we know it (and I feel fine)
https://www.tnooz.com/article/travel-metasearch-end-of-search/

Points International Adds Priceline Network of Hotels to Its Booking Engines

Points International Adds Priceline Network of Hotels to Its Booking Engines

Microsoft’s Travel Manifesto
http://www.businesstravelnews.com/Technology/Microsofts-Travel-Manifesto

PDF Copy
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.businesstravelnews.com%2FuploadedFiles%2FMicrosoftManifesto.pdf

Ruh-Roh (We have two this week, just to creep you out in two very different ways…) J

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

World’s biggest orgy to be attempted in Las Vegas

World’s biggest orgy to be attempted in Las Vegas

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