Live Show 148 June 8th 2018

Live Show 148 June 8th 2018

“Special Guest Co-Host Harper StOnge”

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Harper StOnge
Robert Cole

Show Notes

TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #148:

Top Story

1. Debunking the Impact of Blockchain on Hotel Distribution
https://www.hebsdigital.com/blog/impact-of-blockchain-on-hotels/

1. How Blockchains Are Changing the Hotel Industry
https://www.nasdaq.com/article/how-blockchains-are-changing-the-hotel-industry-cm963808

2. Blockchain comes to travel; disruption may ensue
http://www.travelweekly.com/Arnie-Weissmann/Blockchain-comes-to-travel-disruption-may-ensue

Brands

2. CEOs discuss demand, disruptors and data
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/286775/CEOs-discuss-demand-disruptors-and-data

1. Hotel CEOs: Technology Will Determine Future Of Hospitality
http://duettocloud.com/hotel-ceos-technology-will-determine-future-hospitality/

3. Industry outlook sunny amid strong supply, demand
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/286774/Industry-outlook-sunny-amid-strong-supply-demand

4. How Marriott is reinventing the Sheraton brand
http://hotelnewsnow.com/articles/286722/How-Marriott-is-reinventing-the-Sheraton-brand

Intermediaries

5. The Changing Landscape of Hotel Channel Costs (Airbnb May Now Be in The Mix)
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/changing-landscape-hotel-channel-costs-airbnb-may-now-ellis-connolly/?trk=v-feed

6. It’s Not Just Airbnb β€” HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

It’s Not Just Airbnb β€” HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

7. Booking.com leads in online traffic with market-customized strategies
https://www.phocuswire.com/Booking-com-SimilarWeb-report

8. Can I Book My Next Trip on Amazon? An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos
https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4088744.html

1. Amazon could disrupt online travel industry next, Morgan Stanley says
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/09/amazon-could-disrupt-online-travel-industry-next-morgan-stanley-says.html

Marketing

9. Modern travel marketing, part 1: SEO strategy
https://www.phocuswire.com/Digital-marketing-series-part-1-SEO

10. It is More About the Last Mile
https://travel-hospitality.cioreview.com/cxoinsight/it-is-more-about-the-last-mile-nid-26343-cid-40.html

11. Apple To Launch Operating System To Stop Tracking Browsing Habits
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/320254/apple-to-launch-operating-system-to-stop-tracking.html

1. Facebook Offers Brands In-App Ads
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/320270/facebook-offers-brands-in-app-ads.html

Tech

12. Are hoteliers too skeptical of artificial intelligence?
https://www.phocuswire.com/Hoteliers-skeptical-of-AI

13. Tencent’s Pony Ma unveils WeChat travel plan for China, Greater Bay Area
http://www.scmp.com/tech/article/2149463/tencents-ma-unveils-wechat-travel-plan-china-greater-bay-area

Ruh-Roh

14. How to avoid getting burned by an expensive loyalty program
https://www.tnooz.com/article/hotel-loyalty-programs/

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