Products & Services

Accor releases white paper on the business of wellness and hospitality

Dec 04, 2019 / Wellness
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The report explains how exceptional wellness experiences are good for guests, business and the hospitality industry.

In a new white paper, "It's a Wellness World: The Global Shift Shaking up Our Business ", Accor explores the fundamental societal shift currently underway as the lifestyle goal of feeling healthier has moved out from beyond the walls of the spas and gyms and entered the mainstream.

The report goes on to discuss the opportunities the wellness movement provides for hoteliers and some of the unique ways that Accor brands will deepen their commitments in this vital area throughout 2020 and beyond.

Accor: It's a Wellness World: The Global Shift Shaking up Our Business

Distribution

Which? brands most travel comparison sites a 'waste of time'

Dec 04, 2019 / Metasearch
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New survey ranks sites used to find flight and hotel deals and reveals that many offer a poor user experience – and do not list the best prices

Most travel comparison websites are a waste of time and fail to find the cheapest prices, according to new research from Which?

After asking more than 2,200 holidaymakers about their experiences of using comparison sites, the consumer body found that only Skyscanner, Kayak and TripAdvisor scored highly in terms of finding the best deals and being easy to use.

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How Airbnb profits from our love of experience

Dec 04, 2019 / Airbnb
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As people begin to value “things” less and “doing stuff” more, Airbnb has simultaneously personalized and commoditized the food-related experience.

It’s been more than two decades since the term “experience economy” first appeared in the common lexicon, and it has since come to define the modern approach to living.

While consumer culture is still alive and well, as a whole, millennials and Gen Zers are valuing “things” less and “doing stuff” more - especially when we travel. Today, it’s often perceived to be more valuable or more meaningful to meet with locals and break bread than it is to buy a bunch of souvenirs from them.

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Hotelbeds partners with easyJet Holidays

Dec 04, 2019 / Hotelbeds
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The bedbank has signed a five-year accommodation supplier agreement with the airline.

The Hotelbeds platform provides access to more than 180,000 unique hotel properties around the world.

The deal adds to more than 40 airlines working with Hotelbeds, including recently announced partnerships with Singapore Airlines and Luxair.

Revenue Management

Total revenue forecasting: Sunny with a chance of profits

Dec 04, 2019 / IDeaS (sponsored)
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Marketing and revenue management rely on accurate demand forecasts to plan campaigns and optimize revenue.

Yet today’s forecasting methods are being applied to only part of the picture, and often the view is a bit foggy, leading to poor visibility and missed opportunities.

Revenue management has come a long way in recent years, so much so that we now call it a science. This means a lot of testing and observing, using proven methods and applications to make better decisions, and improving with each iteration.