Live Show 165 October 5th 2018

Live Show 165 October 5th 2018

“How to Beat AirBnB at its Own ‘Game'”

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Co Hosts
Edward StOnge
Stuart Butler
Valyn Perinii
Robert Cole

Show Notes
00:04 — Old Unicorn, New Tricks: Airbnb Has A Sky-High Valuation. Here’s Its Audacious Plan To Earn It
00:23 — How can you counter the AirBnB effect in you market — find what you have they don’t / stop being a faceless entity / remember you are a professional hospitality host they are amateurs
00:30 — Hopper nabs $100M, wants to be “number-one mobile travel marketplace in the world”
00:48 — The role hotels will play in the future of distribution
01:15 — What rate strategies are good rate strategies and does voice AI change any of them?
01:45 == Show ends

TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #165:

Top Story

1. Old Unicorn, New Tricks: Airbnb Has A Sky-High Valuation. Here’s Its Audacious Plan To Earn It
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bizcarson/2018/10/03/old-unicorn-new-tricks-airbnb-has-a-sky-high-valuation-heres-its-audacious-plan-to-earn-it/#1087ef636fa3

Brands

2. Hilton, Hyatt, and Blackstone Eyeing Belmond Hotels

Hilton, Hyatt, and Blackstone Eyeing Belmond Hotels

3. Oyo’s $1 Billion Fundraising Raises Strategy Questions for Hotel Chains

Oyo’s $1 Billion Fundraising Raises Strategy Questions for Hotel Chains

4. Leading Hotels of the World Revamps Its Loyalty Program

Leading Hotels of the World Revamps Its Loyalty Program

Intermediaries

5. Hopper nabs $100M, wants to be “number-one mobile travel marketplace in the world”
https://www.phocuswire.com/Hopper-100M-Series-D

6. Booking Holdings: Best Metrics In OTA Sector But Fairly Priced
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4209972-booking-holdings-best-metrics-ota-sector-fairly-priced

Marketing

7. The role hotels will play in the future of distribution
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/290763/The-role-hotels-will-play-in-the-future-of-distribution

8. Luxury Brands Launch College Tours to Meet Maturing Gen Zers

Luxury Brands Launch College Tours to Meet Maturing Gen Zers

9. 4 Trends Defining Tourism Marketing in 2018

4 Trends Defining Tourism Marketing in 2018

Tech

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

11. Ian Schrager on How Hotels Get Technology Wrong

Ian Schrager on How Hotels Get Technology Wrong

12. Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web
https://www.fastcompany.com/90243936/exclusive-tim-berners-lee-tells-us-his-radical-new-plan-to-upend-the-world-wide-web

Ruh-Roh

13. New Zealand: Hand over phone password at border or face $3,200 fine
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/03/asia/new-zealand-customs-passwords-intl/index.html

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