October 02, 2014

Dynamic hotel pricing - has its time come?

Dynamic pricing in hotels for corporate traveler managers continues to be a well-received cost-saving measure, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation. The study surveyed nearly 200 travel managers to understand why current adopters use the dynamic pricing model for lodging and why it has been slow to catch on with others.

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Expedia takeover of Wotif.com cleared

Australia's competition watchdog has given the green light for global travel booking giant Expedia's $700 million takeover of Wotif.com. Hotel groups had argued that commissions charged by Expedia and its fellow US giant Priceline were lower in Australia due to more competition here.

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Independents are gaining on brands

The playing field is evening between independent hotels and their branded brethren, panalists on the “Executive roundtable” panel at this weeks Independent Lodging Congress agreed. There’s some concrete evidence about independents not only performing equally but outperforming brands - especially in top markets.

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