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Marriott Again Wants To Skip Corporate Rate Negotiations As Hotel Pricing Remains Volatile

As it and several other hotel companies did last year, Marriott International told corporate accounts it would roll over current-year negotiated rates to next year…

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Reporter’s Notebook: Feds On Health Passports, Buyers On TMC Services, Hotel Sourcing Strategies, Going Green In Lodging

Today’s industry dialogue is all about how and when business travel comes back. A big part of the how is making travelers feel confident and…

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Op Ed: Derek Sharp On The Annual Hotel RFP’s Diminished Role

Complicated in the best of times, hotel sourcing is particularly tricky right now. Derek Sharp, SVP and COO for CWT’s RoomIt, makes the case for…

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As Rates Fall, Corporate Travel Buyers And Hoteliers Go Back To The Table

Hotel average daily rates took a hit in many markets over the past couple of weeks as cancelations rolled in. That means deals for those…

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Providers: Audit To Improve Hotel Sourcing Results

Companies that do not audit hotel rates and availability are leaving piles of cash on front desks, according to BCD Travel analysis of client data. Without…

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Hilton Ends Test Of Seven-Day Cancellation Rates

For those who found Hilton’s restrictive “flexible” rates problematic, there’s some good news. A Hilton official confirmed the hotel company ended a test of those…

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

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…

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