Booking devient l'hôtelier d'Air France
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Alors qu'AccorHotels vient de renoncer à prendre une participation [1] des vues sur le capital d'Air France, la compagnie signe un accord privilégié avec Booking, qui intègre son site et son appli.

L'intégration de Booking sur le site et l'appli d'Air France correspond à un besoin : donner de la fluidité aux déplacements, en concentrant les réservations sur le même point d'entrée, explique Air France. "_C'était une demande forte des clients, il fallait trouver un partenaire à la hauteur ... Read more
Independent hotels: New opportunities for travel agents
Monday, September 24, 2018
DESPITE THE GROWTH OF MEGA-BRANDS LIKE MARRIOTT, HILTON, AND ACCORHOTELS, INDEPENDENT HOTELS HAVE SHOWN TREMENDOUS RESILIENCE IN THE MARKETPLACE AS TRAVELERS INCREASINGLY LOOK FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF LODGING EXPERIENCE.

That is why Andrew Benioff, a veteran hotelier, has organized an annual International Lodging Conference (ILC) for the past five years with the next one scheduled for Brooklyn, New York, October 17-19. While it might be a bit more challenging for travel agents to get to ... Read more
Global hotel rates to increase 3%, says BCD Travel
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The increase in hotel rates is largely due to demand growth slightly outpacing supply in most markets, according to the BCD Travel 2019 Industry Forecast.

The 2019 Industry Forecast provides travel and procurement managers with projected prices in preparation for supplier negotiations and budgeting. The forecast, published in prior years by Advito, the consulting arm of BCD Travel, includes supply, demand, and pricing trends for air, hotel, meetings, and ground transportation for all ... Read more
SPAIN: AIRBNB SEEMS IMMUNE TO TOURISM SLOW DOWN
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
_Airbnb is immune to the most recent tourism slowdown in Spain. The rental platform has not seen a drop in foreign visitors during the summer and has increased once again the number of visitors in the country, reaching over 3.6 million guests in the three months of the summer season._

This number, which significantly increased by 12% over the previous year, includes both foreign visitors arriving to Spanish lands and domestics who visit other cities in the territory.

This has been ... Read more
HOTEL RATES TO BE HIGHER IN 2019: PRICES WILL RISE WORLDWIDE
Monday, September 10, 2018
_Besides the simple law of supply and demand, hotel rates are dependent on many factors and variables. Political stability, local regulations, or economic recovery and commercial activity will be essential when determining the prices fluctuation of hotel accommodations in 2019._

A new report titled "Hotel Monitor 2019", published by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) predicts THAT HOTEL RATES WILL GROW BETWEEN 3% AND 17% FOR MOST EUROPEAN CITIES; WHILE IN REGIONS LIKE THE ... Read more
Why it’s time for travel marketers to rethink loyalty( according to Google)
Thursday, August 16, 2018
nce upon a time, a traveler signed up for your travel loyalty program. They started giving you more and more of their annual category spend. They earned points; they understood your brand; and they lived happily ever after as a loyal travel rewards member.

This travel fairy tale is now about as common as dial-up, Walkmans, and VCRs.

Today, people have more booking options than ever at their fingertips. And marketers must evolve their strategies to meet customers where they are. That's ... Read more
L’Europe, à son tour, s’attaque à Airbnb
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Après de grandes municipalités dans le monde, voire des états tout entiers, c'est au tour de l'Union Européenne de s'attaquer à Airbnb. Pour ce faire, la Commission européenne ne peut s'appuyer que sur la législation européenne. Or, elle estime que la plateforme de réservation de logements chez l'habitant ne la respecte pas complètement.

Ainsi, la présentation des prix d'Airbnb et la distinction entre hte privé et hte professionnel ne sont pas conformes aux exigences du droit de l'Union. ... Read more
EU consumer rules: The European Commission and EU consumer authorities push Airbnb to comply
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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IN SHORT: The European Commission and EU consumer authorities are calling on Airbnb to align their terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and be transparent on their presentation of prices.

NEXT STEPS:

Airbnb has now until the end of August to propose detailed solutions on how to bring its conduct in compliance with EU consumer legislation. The Commission and the consumer authorities will meet, if needed, with Airbnb in September to solve any outstanding concern. If the ... Read more
The Uk hospitality industry could face significant staff shortages due to Brexit
Thursday, June 14, 2018
One in five hospitality businesses are finding recruitment harder than last year with serious concerns raised about fulfilling staff requirements over the next 5 years. 3% of businesses predicted to close as a result of Brexit, which would mean a loss to the UK economy of around £1.1bn. 53% of workers think that Brexit has made the UK a less welcoming place to live and work.

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68% of travelers seek eco-friendly hotels
Thursday, May 3, 2018
87% percent of global travelers state that they want to travel sustainably and nearly 4 in 10 (39%) confirming that they often or always manage to do so. These statistics and more below are according to the Sustainable Travel Report* released by Booking.com.

Although 39% of travelers confirm that they often or always manage to travel sustainably, 48% indicate they never, rarely or only sometimes manage to travel sustainably, suggesting that while promising strides are being made for a ... Read more