Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

HRS Approach To 2021 RFPs Annoys Chains, Recalls Questions About Contracting With Brands Or Properties

HRS tested the patience of some hoteliers with a decision to direct client requests for proposals to individual properties rather than brand representatives.  According to…

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Lodging 2021: Choose Your Own Adventure

GBTA a few months ago attempted to create an industry consensus behind rolling over 2020 hotel rates to 2021. Hotel companies were for it. They…

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Feeling The Burn, Travel Suppliers Focus On Cash And Cost Cuts

Lodging and transportation companies lost money in the first quarter and they’re losing more during the second. What matters now is shoring up liquidity and…

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More Lodging Industry Data Shows Slowing Travel Growth

Lodging industry performance reports and forecasts published this week by research firms showed continued weakness. They are the latest data points reflecting or predicting a…

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Posted in Distribution Productivity Suppliers

Why Did Four Big Hotel Companies Invest $50 Million In Third-Party Meetings Tech?

Buyers and sellers want an improved meetings sourcing process. They complain about the complexity and the volume of requests for proposals needed for the task….

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Boeing, EY Buyers Demonstrate Why Dynamic Hotel Pricing Isn’t For Everybody

Chicago — GBTA billed the session as a point-counterpoint. Well-known and charismatic buyers from two very large companies would debate the merits of using dynamic…

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Results Are In: Corporates Held The Line On Negotiated 2019 Hotel Rates, Tripbam Clients Did Better

With another annual contracting season mostly in the rear view, the three largest travel management companies reported modest increases in their clients’ negotiated corporate hotel…

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