Live Show 168 October 26th 2018

Live Show 168 October 26th 2018

“If all you have is a hammer then everything looks like a nail” – Tim Peter

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CoHosts
Robert Cole
Stuart Butler
Edward StOnge

Show Notes
00:05 — Charting the hotel industry’s recovery after 10 years
00:19 — Expedia records another positive quarter, double-digit growth in revenue and bookings
00:27 — How can a hotel compete with content for the destination against the large players like OTA’s and Google
00:32 — Channel management software value and rate parity control
00:47 — Hilton takes inspiration from hostels with Motto brand
00:56 — Your brand is no longer protected on Google Ads. This is how it will affect your AdWords (Google Ads)
01:11 — Paying a ‘Resort Fee’ When You’re Not at a Resort
01:26 — Nebraska’s new tourism pitch: ‘Honestly, it’s not for everyone’
01:37 — The Cheating Scandal That Has Shaken the World of Master Wine Sommeliers
01:57 — show ends

TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #168:

Top Story

1. Charting the hotel industry’s recovery after 10 years
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/291005/Charting-the-hotel-industrys-recovery-after-10-years

Brands

2. Hilton takes inspiration from hostels with Motto brand
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/291038/Hilton-takes-inspiration-from-hostels-with-Motto-brand

1. A Cautious Hilton Unlikely to Buy Belmond

A Cautious Hilton Unlikely to Buy Belmond

3. How Keith Barr wants to make IHG faster, more agile
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/291112/How-Keith-Barr-wants-to-make-IHG-faster-more-agile

Intermediaries

4. Expedia records another positive quarter, double-digit growth in revenue and bookings
https://www.phocuswire.com/Expedia-Q3-earnings-2018

1. Expedia CEO Insists That Online Travel Agencies Aren’t Over

Expedia CEO Insists That Online Travel Agencies Aren’t Over

5. Google: Consumers want ’24/7 online travel agent’ model
https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/google-pursuing-247-online-travel-agent-model-15760

Marketing

6. Your brand is no longer protected on Google Ads. This is how it will affect your AdWords (Google Ads)
https://www.mirai.com/blog/your-brand-is-no-longer-protected-on-google-ads-this-is-how-it-will-affect-your-adwords-google-hotel-ads/

7. Paying a ‘Resort Fee’ When You’re Not at a Resort

8. What the Very Best Luxury Brands Can Teach the Travel Industry

What the Very Best Luxury Brands Can Teach the Travel Industry

9. Instagram Offers Visual Allure, and the Travel Industry Wants In

10. Nebraska’s new tourism pitch: ‘Honestly, it’s not for everyone’
https://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/nebraska-s-new-tourism-pitch-honestly-it-s-not-for/article_4e7a5320-fe58-544a-b8ac-078e075fb3f8.html

Tech

11. Oyo Rooms to hire more than 2,000 tech experts by 2020
https://www.hotelmanagement.net/tech/oyo-plans-to-hire-more-than-2-000-tech-experts-by-2020

12. The Future Of Travel Tech (Video)
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/first-look-asia/tech/the-future-of-travel-tech-10834822

Ruh-Roh

13. The Cheating Scandal That Has Shaken the World of Master Wine Sommeliers
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-cheating-scandal-that-has-shaken-the-world-of-elite-sommeliers

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