Live Show 164 September 28th 2018

Live Show 164 September 28th 2018

“New format new style coming, so other than that Mrs. Lincoln how was the play…”

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CoHosts
Robert Cole
Tim Peter
Valyn Perini

Show Notes
00:09 — Lifestyle Brands Are Building Hotels Now. Here’s Why That Actually Makes Sense
00:24 — Best Western: New boutique brands in owners’ sweet spot
00:45 — Hilton Wants to Change the Conversation About Direct Booking With New Ad Campaign
01:15 — Hyatt CEO Says Hotels Will Ban Hate Groups: ‘We Need to Draw the Line’
01:22 — India’s budget hotel startup OYO raises $1B for international growth
01:28 — Disney World’s New Pricing System Could Save You Money — or Cost You a Ton
01:35 — Disappointing photos show what 9 top luxury destinations look like in real life
01:48 — Show ends
TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #164:

Top Story

1. Lifestyle Brands Are Building Hotels Now. Here’s Why That Actually Makes Sense
https://hbr.org/2018/09/lifestyle-brands-are-building-hotels-now-heres-why-that-actually-makes-sense

Brands

2. Hilton Wants to Change the Conversation About Direct Booking With New Ad Campaign

Hilton Wants to Change the Conversation About Direct Booking With New Ad Campaign

3. India’s budget hotel startup OYO raises $1B for international growth

India’s budget hotel startup OYO raises $1B for international growth

4. Disney World’s New Pricing System Could Save You Money — or Cost You a Ton
https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/disney-vacations/disney-world-ticket-prices-2018-2019

5. Best Western: New boutique brands in owners’ sweet spot
http://hotelnewsnow.com/articles/290598/Best-Western-New-boutique-brands-in-owners-sweet-spot

6. Hyatt CEO Says Hotels Will Ban Hate Groups: ‘We Need to Draw the Line’

Hyatt CEO Says Hotels Will Ban Hate Groups: ‘We Need to Draw the Line’

Intermediaries

7. Airbnb proposes new perk for hosts: A stake in the company
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/09/21/airbnb-hosts-ipo-sec-equity.html

8. Air France Partners with Booking.com

Air France Partners with Booking.com

Marketing

9. 10 Digital Marketing Trends Every Entrepreneur Should Watch
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2018/09/26/10-digital-marketing-trends-every-entrepreneur-should-watch/#394d2fac2b53

10. What’s the Cheapest Way to Book a Hotel Room?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnnyjet/2018/03/28/whats-the-cheapest-way-to-book-a-hotel-room/#e53b0c66f8e5

Tech

11. Google adds new features to travel planning tools
https://www.phocuswire.com/Google-new-travel-tools-October-2018

1. Discover new information and inspiration with Search, no query required
https://www.blog.google/products/search/introducing-google-discover/

2. Google launches its group planning feature for Maps

Google launches its group planning feature for Maps

3. Google And Goldman Back Bitcoin Startup For Small Businesses
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2018/09/26/google-and-goldman-back-bitcoin-startup-for-small-businesses/#63930974546d

12. Marriott’s insights on future of tech infrastructure
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/290635/Marriotts-insights-on-future-of-tech-infrastructure

Ruh-Roh

13. Disappointing photos show what 9 top luxury destinations look like in real life
https://www.businessinsider.com/disappointing-photos-top-luxury-destinations-paris-dubai-napa-2018-9

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