Consolidation has spread to the hotel technology space more recently. However, many hoteliers look at news of Amadeus buying TravelClick or RateGain purchasing DHISCO with some skepticism. When the OTAs grew through acquisition, it gave them leverage over hotels that they’re more than happy to wield. So, what is important for hoteliers to remember as competitors, vendors, and distributors achieve greater economies of scale all around them? First, consolidation without integration doesn’t help anybody. Integrations among hospitality companies can be extremely difficult. Furthermore, massive size can lead to a severe lack of flexibility, which gives smaller companies and independents an advantage to press. This is where consolidation in the hotel technology space helps unbranded properties and smaller companies. Clear winners will start to emerge in this shakeout for systems that optimize everything from property and revenue management to staff communication and operations. Get the full story at Lodging