This Week in Hospitality Marketing Live Show 225 November 28th 2019

This Week in Hospitality Marketing Live Show 225 November 28th 2019

Live Show

CoHosts
‘Kat’ Mohammad
Robert Cole
Holly Zoba
Lily Mockerman

Show Notes
00:01 — Introduction of Kat Mohammad as we discuss the B.E.S.T. certification and human trafficking in the industry
00:48 — Data-driven discussion
02:20 — Show ends

TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #225:

Top Story

1. Consecutive RevPAR dips make it official: Upcycle over
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/299222/Consecutive-RevPAR-dips-make-it-official-Upcycle-over

Brands & Product

2. Marriott’s Mission: Make W Hotels Cool Again

Marriott’s Mission: Make W Hotels Cool Again

3. Selina Hotels Step Up Against WeWork in Latin America

Selina Hotels Step Up Against WeWork in Latin America

4. A Hotel That Lets You Be A Piece Of Living Art
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lesliewu/2019/11/25/a-hotel-that-lets-you-be-a-piece-of-living-art/#2d2cf654e57c

Intermediaries & Distribution

5. Consumers want Amazon to be a travel booking site – what can hotels learn?
https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4089722.html

6. Expedia Group: No Moat And Declining Margins – Sell
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4309312-expedia-group-moat-declining-margins-sell

7. Online Travel Agency On the Beach Sees a Blessing and Curse From Thomas Cook’s Demise

Online Travel Agency On the Beach Sees a Blessing and Curse From Thomas Cook’s Demise

Marketing & Strategy

8. Value-add, transparency key to making amenity fees work
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/299202/Value-add-transparency-key-to-making-amenity-fees-work

9. Beyoncé and Mariah Carey Helped Turn Airbnb Into a Luxury Brand
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-11-25/beyonc-and-mariah-carey-helped-turn-airbnb-into-a-luxury-brand

10. Influencer Fatigue: Paid Influencers Are Out and Brand Communities Are In
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gregpetro/2019/11/23/influencer-fatigue-paid-influencers-are-out-and-brand-communities-are-in/#771161822465

Tech & Finance

11. Appier raises $80 million for AI that improves marketing decisions

Appier raises $80 million for AI that improves marketing decisions

12. Dynamic email in Gmail launches on Android and iOS

Dynamic email in Gmail launches on Android and iOS

13. Firefox will start blocking fingerprints by default
https://www.techspot.com/news/82945-firefox-start-blocking-fingerprints-default.html

Ruh-Roh

14. Oyo’s Widening Losses and Other Financial Takeaways From Its Latest Filing

Oyo’s Widening Losses and Other Financial Takeaways From Its Latest Filing

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