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Airbnb ‘Integration’ Means Workarounds

When you have built a brand like Airbnb’s, the last thing you want is to become just a pipe. It’s one reason that for corporate…

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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…

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Carlson Wagonlit’s RoomIt Builds Tech For Midmarket, Partners For Large

Carlson Wagonlit Travel is showing it’s serious about lodging, with 150 people already in its RoomIt dedicated hotel division, and more to come next year….

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How Hyatt Strives For Safety And Security

Boston – Big hotel companies have a monumental task in keeping their properties safe. Many are in far-flung locales, some of which are deemed risky….

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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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No Show? No Commission

Industry practice stipulates that hotels don’t pay commissions on penalty charges when travelers don’t show up, even if the rate they booked was commissionable. Yet,…

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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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