Little Hope In Travel Management For Change In Marriott’s Ways

By | December 18, 2015

The corporate travel world's opinion of Marriott is bipolar. Travelers love the loyalty program, but that can work against corporate program compliance. Many industry professionals respect the company's success but get discouraged when it takes a hard line on various issues. Travel buyers like the idea of a consistent, high-quality product from a world-renowned brand but don't like paying more for it than they do for similar brands. And now comes Marriott's planned acquisition of Starwood.

The general assumption is that a reduction in competitors will toughen negotiations and raise prices. Worthwhile chainwide deals . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.