This Week in Hospitality Marketing Live show 233 January 24th 2020

This Week in Hospitality Marketing Live show 233 January 24th 2020

Hospitality Marketing Live Show 233

CoHosts
Edwards StOnge
Holly Zoba
Tammie
Stuart Butler
Lily Mockerman

Show Notes
00:03 — Soft recap of the HSMAI Marketing Strategy Conference

Topics

Top Story

1. TripAdvisor Cuts Hundreds of Jobs After Google Competition Bites
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-23/tripadvisor-cuts-hundreds-of-jobs-after-google-competition-bites

a) Tripadvisor begins brand transformation with new course for Viator, executive shakeup
https://www.phocuswire.com/tripadvisor-viator-independence-executive-changes

Brands & Product

2. Sabre announces plans with Accor to create the first unified technology platform for the global hospitality industry
https://press.accor.com/strongsabre-announces-plans-with-accor-to-create-the-first-unified-technology-strongstrongplatform-strongstrong-for-the-global-strongstronghos/?lang=en

3. Resort fees look ominously permanent

Resort fees look ominously permanent; Goodbye, Hard Rock Hotel

4. Extended Stay America Debuts its New Prototype in Gibsonton, Florida

Extended Stay America Debuts its New Prototype in Gibsonton, Florida

Intermediaries & Distribution

5. Trivago misled Australian customers on hotel pricing, court finds
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jan/20/trivago-misled-australian-customers-on-hotel-pricing-court-finds

6. Google wades deeper into Expedia’s territory with new travel and cloud pact with Sabre
https://www.geekwire.com/2020/google-wades-deeper-expedias-territory-new-travel-cloud-pact-sabre/

7. Airline-Owned ARC Buys NuTravel to Connect Airlines With Travel Management Companies

Airline-Owned ARC Buys NuTravel to Connect Airlines With Travel Management Companies

Marketing & Strategy

8. 4 tips for better hotel sales and marketing
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/299960/4-tips-for-better-hotel-sales-and-marketing

9. Global Wealth and Lifestyle Report (email download)
https://www.juliusbaer.com/en/insights/wealth-report/global-wealth-and-lifestyle-report-2020

10. Get ready for an even stronger Google in 2020
https://searchengineland.com/get-ready-for-an-even-stronger-google-in-2020-327941

Tech & Finance

11. Hotel Managers and Owners Be Warned – You are Responsible for Your Hotel’s Data Security
https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4096558.html

12. Voice Activation and its Impact on the Hotel Industry
https://www.hotelexecutive.com/feature_focus/6440/voice-activation-and-its-impact-on-the-hotel-industry

13. Oracle Hospitality’s New Boss Sees Gaps in Its Hotel Tech Portfolio

Oracle Hospitality’s New Boss Sees Gaps in Its Hotel Tech Portfolio

Boop!

14. How You Are Changing the Travel Industry. Yes, You.
https://www.wendyperrin.com/how-you-are-changing-the-travel-industry/

Ruh-Roh…

15. The J.W. Marriott Phuket Wants Out Of Bonvoy, And They’re Suing

The J.W. Marriott Phuket Wants Out Of Bonvoy, And They’re Suing

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