Live Show 156 August 3rd 2018

Live Show 156 August 3rd 2018

“Third Year Anniversary Show Special”

Live Show 156 Player


Happy Three year anniversary!!!

CoHosts

Tim Peter

Robert Cole

Edward StOnge

Show Notes

TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #156:

Top Story

1. 2018 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study
http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2018-north-america-hotel-guest-satisfaction-index-nagsi-study

1. U.S. News Reveals 2018-19 Best Travel Rewards Programs
https://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/articles/2018-07-31/us-news-reveals-2018-19-best-travel-rewards-programs

Brands

2. Hyatt’s New Alliance Hints at the Future of Hotel Loyalty Programs

Hyatt’s New Alliance Hints at the Future of Hotel Loyalty Programs

3. Evolution warning: Are hotel owners in danger of becoming the new taxi drivers?
https://www.phocuswire.com/Hotel-owners-new-taxi-drivers

4. 21c deal opens up US markets for AccorHotels’ MGallery
http://hotelnewsnow.com/articles/288685/21c-deal-opens-up-US-markets-for-AccorHotels-MGallery

5. Kong: Best Western must add more brands to grow scale
http://hotelnewsnow.com/articles/288641/Kong-Best-Western-must-add-more-brands-to-grow-scale

Intermediaries

6. TripAdvisor Sees Decline in Hotel Shoppers After Travel Industry Advertising Reset

TripAdvisor Sees Decline in Hotel Shoppers After Travel Industry Advertising Reset

7. From TripAdvisor, a Program to Help Refugees Get to Know the U.S.

Marketing

8. Are Hotel Reward and Benefit Platforms Worth Investing In?
http://www.traveltripper.com/blog/hotel-rewards-benefit-programs/

9. More than half of travel apps deleted after a month
https://www.phocuswire.com/clevertap-travel-apps-benchmark

10. Desktop still dominates over mobile for travel search
https://www.phocuswire.com/Sojern-Q2-global-travel-insights

Tech

11. Amadeus Hospitality Is a Tough Sell Despite Progress With InterContinental Hotels Group

Amadeus Hospitality Is a Tough Sell Despite Progress With InterContinental Hotels Group

1. Spain’s Amadeus in talks to buy U.S.’ TravelClick
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-travelclick-amadeus-m-a/spains-amadeus-in-talks-to-buy-u-s-travelclick-idUSKBN1KM44M

12. RateGain dances away with acquisition of DHISCO
https://www.phocuswire.com/RateGain-acquires-DHISCO

Ruh-Roh

13. Live Worms Slither Out of Half-Eaten Fish Dish, Restaurant Somehow Mad at Customer
https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/a3qjn8/live-worms-slither-out-of-half-eaten-fish-dish-restaurant-somehow-mad-at-customer

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