Live Show 169 November 2nd 2018

Live Show 169 November 2nd 2018

“The double edge of MetaSearch”

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CoHosts
Robert Cole
Stuart Butler
Tim Peter

Show Notes
00:05 — It’s the end of the hotel metasearch model as we know it
00:23 — 3 reasons why independent hotels are thriving
00:36 — Facebook Releases “Travel Marketing Playbook”, Identifying Top Trends for 2019
00:51 — TripAdvisor Names the “Most Excellent” Hotel Chains
01:04 — What can Hilton do to help differentiate themselves via brand while closing down standalone sites
01:26 — Poor support, lack of integration top list of hoteliers’ gripes about PMS
01:34 — SEC Filing Shows American Airlines Loses Money Flying, All Profit Comes From Frequent Flyer Miles
01:45 — Show Ends

TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #169:

Top Story

1. It’s the end of the hotel metasearch model as we know it
https://www.phocuswire.com/End-of-hotel-metasearch

Brands

2. This New Hotel Brand Is Targeting ‘Mature Millennials’ for Cheaper Boutique Stays

This New Hotel Brand Is Targeting ‘Mature Millennials’ for Cheaper Boutique Stays

3. Spain’s First Women’s Only Hotel to Open in 2019
https://www.travelpulse.com/news/hotels-and-resorts/spains-first-womens-only-hotel-to-open-in-2019.html

4. Mixing In Multi-Unit Dwellings BITAC Panel Addresses Continued Growth Of Burgeoning Segment
http://www.hotelinteractive.com/article.aspx?articleid=41896

5. 3 reasons why independent hotels are thriving
https://www.hotelmanagement.net/operate/3-reasons-why-independent-hotels-are-thriving

Intermediaries

6. Google’s New Hotel Search Is a Greater Threat to Booking Rivals

Google’s New Hotel Search Is a Greater Threat to Booking Rivals

7. Tourico Holidays and GTA brands axed
https://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?c=setreg&region=3&m_id=nvbns~m&w_id=35383&news_id=2034682

8. China ride-hailing giant Didi weighs foray into hotel-booking business in potential clash with Meituan, Ctrip
https://www.scmp.com/tech/start-ups/article/2170630/china-ride-hailing-giant-didi-weighs-foray-hotel-booking-business

Marketing

9. A Lesson in Hotel Loyalty That Goes Beyond Just Points

A Lesson in Hotel Loyalty That Goes Beyond Just Points

10. Facebook Releases “Travel Marketing Playbook”, Identifying Top Trends for 2019

Facebook releases “travel marketing playbook”, identifying top trends for 2019

11. Hospitality in 2018: Travelers Still Want Unique Accommodations and New Experiences

Hospitality in 2018: Travelers Still Want Unique Accommodations and New Experiences

12. 4 Ways to Pressure-Test Strategic Decisions, Inspired by the U.S. Military
https://hbr.org/2018/10/4-ways-to-pressure-test-strategic-decisions-inspired-by-the-u-s-military

Tech

13. Poor support, lack of integration top list of hoteliers’ gripes about PMS
https://www.tnooz.com/article/poor-support-lack-of-integration-top-list-of-hoteliers-gripes-about-pms/

14. 6 Principles of Personalisation for Hotel Websites

6 Principles of Personalisation for Hotel Websites

Ruh-Roh

15. SEC Filing Shows American Airlines Loses Money Flying, All Profit Comes From Frequent Flyer Miles
https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/10/26/sec-filing-shows-american-airlines-loses-money-flying-on-loyalty-program-earns-profit/

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