Live Show 167 October 19th 2018

Live Show 167 October 19th 2018

“Are we reading the tea leaves correct, has the change begun?”

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CoHosts
Robert Cole

Show Notes
00:02 — U.S. Lodging Performance Fell Short of Expectations in 2017
00:34 — The true cost of hotel brand participation online
01:25 — MetaSearch discussion
01:38 — TripAdvisor Plays Meta on Meta Marketing Game With Google
01:42 — Marriott’s Giveaway Game Stops Doling out Instant Prizes After You Win One Worth 45 Cents
01:51 — Show ends

TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #167:

Top Story

1. U.S. Lodging Performance Fell Short of Expectations in 2017
http://www.cbrehotels.com/EN/Research/Pages/US-Lodging-Performance-Fell-Short-Of-Expectations-In-2017.aspx

Brands

2. The true cost of hotel brand participation online
https://www.phocuswire.com/True-cost-hotel-brand-recognition

3. IHG executives detail relaunch of luxury Regent brand
http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/290987/IHG-executives-detail-relaunch-of-luxury-Regent-brand

4. A Bvlgari or Aman Branded Home Is Latest on List for Super Rich
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-16/a-bvlgari-or-aman-branded-home-is-latest-on-list-for-super-rich

5. Golden Nugget Seeks Merger With Gaming Giant Caesars

Golden Nugget Seeks Merger With Gaming Giant Caesars

Intermediaries

6. TripAdvisor Plays Meta on Meta Marketing Game With Google

TripAdvisor Plays Meta on Meta Marketing Game With Google

7. The State of Metasearch In 2018

The State of Metasearch in 2018

8. Investors: Distribution needs complete understanding
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/290933/Investors-Distribution-needs-complete-understanding

9. Google Working on Solving the Pain Points in Vacation Package Shopping

Google Working on Solving the Pain Points in Vacation Package Shopping

Marketing

10. Is RMS Technology Actually Holding Hotels Back?
https://www.duettocloud.com/library/rms-technology-holding-hotels-back

11. Trust, Loyalty, and Quality Carry Retailing
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/326520/trust-loyalty-and-quality-carry-retailing.html

Tech

12. Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars

Video: Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars

13. How Alibaba-Backed Shiji Is Expanding Its Tech Sales to Hotels Outside of China
https://skift.com/2018/10/16/how-alibaba-backed-shiji-is-expanding-its-tech-sales-to-hotels-outside-of-china/

14. Cvent Buys Social Tables as Event Tech Consolidation Escalates

Cvent Buys Social Tables as Event Tech Consolidation Escalates

Ruh-Roh

15. Marriott’s Giveaway Game Stops Doling out Instant Prizes After You Win One Worth 45 Cents

Marriott’s Giveaway Game Stops Doling out Instant Prizes After You Win One Worth 45 Cents

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