Live Show 177 December 28th 2018

Live Show 177 December 28th 2018

“2018 in review and 2019  prognostications”

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CoHosts
Robert Cole

Show Notes
00:04 — The Most Exciting Hotels Opening In The U.S. In 2019
00:34 — SEO Year In Review: 2018 saw Google updates and a focus on mobile
01:46 — Hotel sales and marketing trends to watch in 2019
02:04 — Wynn Sues Genting for Copying Its Design for Las Vegas Resort
02:50 — Show ends

TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #177:

Top Story

1. The Most Exciting Hotels Opening In The U.S. In 2019
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericrosen/2018/12/26/the-most-exciting-hotels-opening-in-the-u-s-in-2019/#574f052927e5

Brands

2. Hotel companies tipped the scales in 2018
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/292110/Hotel-companies-tipped-the-scales-in-2018

3. Hotel sales and marketing trends to watch in 2019
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/292059/Hotel-sales-and-marketing-trends-to-watch-in-2019

4. What Big-Chain Buyouts Mean For The Future Of Boutique Hotels
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeslacouncil/2018/12/27/what-big-chain-buyouts-mean-for-the-future-of-boutique-hotels/#28cf48d65ed5

Intermediaries

5. Hotels Struggle to Stop Resellers From Undercutting Their Rates

Hotels Struggle to Stop Resellers From Undercutting Their Rates

Marketing

6. SEO Year In Review: 2018 saw Google updates and a focus on mobile
https://searchengineland.com/seo-year-in-review-the-2018-edition-309762

7. A Look Back at 2018 with Google Marketing Platform
https://www.blog.google/products/marketingplatform/360/look-back-2018-google-marketing-platform/

8. The 2018 Innovators in Travel, Hospitality and Aviation

The 2018 Innovators in Travel, Hospitality and Aviation

Tech

9. Tech-free moments in hotels: Reconnect to disconnect
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/292053/Tech-free-moments-in-hotels-Reconnect-to-disconnect

10. How Druid enables analytics at Airbnb
https://medium.com/airbnb-engineering/druid-airbnb-data-platform-601c312f2a4c

11. Believe the hype? 14 travel blockchain startups to watch in 2019
https://www.phocuswire.com/2018-review-2019-preview-blockchain-startups

Ruh-Roh

12. Wynn Sues Genting for Copying Its Design for Las Vegas Resort

Wynn Sues Genting for Copying Its Design for Las Vegas Resort

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