Tag Archives: hotel attachment

GDSs Power Up In Hotel Arms Race

GDS operators continue to beef up hotel content and make it easier for travel agents to get at. Among recent moves, Travelport began negotiating its own hotel rates and offered a new agent point-of-sale tool. Sabre is planning a new multi-source hotel content solution for 2018. The goal for these distributors and Amadeus is to bring in as much… Read More »

How Far Is Too Far For Hotel Attachment?

By all accounts, hotel attachment is an important indicator. Roughly speaking, this is the percentage of bookings for trips of more than one day that contain a lodging component. A higher ratio means better data for negotiations and risk management. If the hotel booking is made with the air booking, there may be transaction fee savings. If it’s… Read More »

Global Hotel Content Access For Travel Management Is On The Rise

Marriott’s plan to offer free Wi-Fi on direct bookings by loyalty members will cause channel conflict for many in business travel. Yet, it’s an oddity as the recent trend points to greater rather than reduced hotel content access for managed travel programs. As of 2010, each of the three major global distribution systems listed between 80,000 and 90,000 hotel properties.… Read More »