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Hotels Step Up Their Online Game to Encourage Direct Bookings
January 15, 2018
Getting guests to book directly on a hotel’s website rather than through an online travel agent (OTA) is a key challenge that hoteliers are gearing up to...
The Future of the Hotel Internet Booking Engine
January 11, 2018
By Glenn Wirick
Expedia launched October 22, 1996 as a division of Microsoft. It was in that decade the Internet Booking Engine (IBE) was born. It took hold...
6 Tips to Fly Away with Direct Hotel Bookings in 2018
December 20, 2017
While online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Travelocity and Hotels.com are an important marketing component to a hotel, it’s crucial for property owners...
Who Knew Direct Bookings Could Look So Good?
November 8, 2017
This Autumn, we hosted the Direct Booking Summit series in New York and Barcelona - you may have heard us mention it once or twice. For the hoteliers who...
Direct Booking Summit Americas: Over and Out!
October 2, 2017
That's a wrap!
As the curtain falls on the Direct Booking Summit in New York, it’s time to reflect on everything we’ve learned over the last...
Why Selling All Rooms by Feature Works
September 19, 2017
By Pierre Boettner, Founder and CEO, hospitalityPulse
Distribution has become the core focus for hotels, and I’m not crazy enough to think this will...
SiteMinder Acquires Globekey to Accelerate Direct Booking Presence in Asia
June 4, 2015
Sydney, Australia, 4 June 2015 - SiteMinder, the leading cloud platform for hotels, today announces it has acquired Asia-based online reservation systems...