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5 Surprising Ways Direct Bookings Deliver the Greatest Value for Travelers Looking for an Exceptional Experience

mycloud HOSPITALITY 18 November 2018
How can Hotels Increase their Direct Bookings? Similar to you, I noticed trends where Hotels started to become fiercer telling customer there is more value in Direct Bookings.

VW-Backed Gett Ponders Its Strategy as Other Ridehailing Apps Pull Ahead

mycloud HOSPITALITY 18 November 2018
Tel Aviv-based Gett aims to overtake Uber and Lyft. But some investors like Volkswagen and Vostok, a Swedish fund manager, aren't adding in more money. The lack of capital is hindering the startup's pace.

Is it Time to Expect More from Your Hotel Sales & Catering Technology?

mycloud HOSPITALITY 16 November 2018
Effectively running a hotel is no small job: Between managing operations, engaging guests, marketing to prospective travelers, driving new revenue streams, mitigating staff turnover and staying ahead of tech trends, hoteliers have their work cut out for them.

IHG Grows Revenue & Bookings by 70%+ with Koddi's Enterprise & Private Markets Solutions

mycloud HOSPITALITY 15 November 2018
A few weeks ago, we published a case study from our client, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which showed the compelling results that they achieved after combining the power of Koddi’s technology with the extended audience reach of Google Hotel Ads.

Brexit Dampens UK Airline Jet2's Optimism

mycloud HOSPITALITY 15 November 2018
Jet2 has big ambitions for its leisure travel division and Brexit, plus other factors, have the potential to derail things. It makes planning for the future very difficult.
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Welcome to the 2019 Smart Decision Guide to Hotel Property Management Systems

mycloud HOSPITALITY 15 November 2018
Selecting the right hotel property management system is vital when making operational and strategic decisions for your hotel, and it can be a daunting task.

Best Practices for Managing Hotel Distribution Costs

mycloud HOSPITALITY 15 November 2018
Distribution costs have been steadily rising over the past several years, driven by the increasing market share of online travel agencies (OTAs). In fact, a Kalibri Labs study shows commission costs rising at twice the rate of revenue growth through 2015. An important role of revenue management is to manage distribution costs in order to leverage the right channels in optimal ways to achieve business success.

JetSetGo's New SkyShuttle Takes Off Ahead of Uber in India's Competitive Air Taxi Market

mycloud HOSPITALITY 15 November 2018
India is ideal for aerial taxi services and while Uber decides if that's where its first Uber Air international city will be, local start-up JetSetGo simply gets going with a new SkyShuttle service that will provide it with insights for future air mobility.

How Younger Generations are Shaping the Future of Travel

mycloud HOSPITALITY 14 November 2018
On the stage this week at the Phocuswright Conference in Los Angeles, we released new data that illustrates the behaviors, attitudes, and influences of younger travelers around the world, and shines a light on how Generation Z is redefining the rules of engagement for travel marketers.

Capital One Adds Frequent Flyer Mile Transfer Option to Its Credit Cards

mycloud HOSPITALITY 14 November 2018
A new tool coming from Capital One will make its travel credit cards more competitive with American Express and Chase. Only seasoned travel pros, however, may find it useful.

Hotelbeds to Buy HolidayTaxis to Expand Transport Offering

mycloud HOSPITALITY 14 November 2018
While clearly not a game-changer in the same way Tourico Holidays or GTA was, the deal does expand Hotelbeds' ancillary portfolio, giving it greater reach in what is a growing market.

POS Systems Top 7.3M Installations Worldwide: Study

mycloud HOSPITALITY 14 November 2018
“Global POS Software 2018,” the latest study by strategic research and consulting firm RBR, shows 7.3 million installations at major retailers and hospitality operators as of June 2018. The report highlights a growing market, with discounters and convenience store chains in particular continuing to add new points of sale.

Cloud5 Partners with Roxy to Add Voice-Driven Telephony to Hotel Solutions

mycloud HOSPITALITY 14 November 2018
Cloud5 Communications, a communications technology and services platform for hospitality, announced a partnership with Roxy, the speech-enabled device that provides fully customizable in-room hotel concierge services. This partnership is one of the first to combine a virtual assistant and a hospitality cloud-based PBX system, enabling hotels to reduce the number of necessary devices in their rooms and enhance the guest experience.

Dick Smith rallies the troops for war on OTA's

mycloud HOSPITALITY 13 November 2018
Prominent Australian business advocate Dick Smith has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging travellers to book accommodation direct with properties instead of using one of the major online travel agencies (OTAs).

Bridging the chasm between hotel sales and marketing

mycloud HOSPITALITY 13 November 2018
Achieving group and meetings revenue targets can make or break your property’s annual performance. But most hotel group sales departments lack consistent, effective marketing support and are forced to generate their own leads.

Max Levchin's Affirm Brings Installment Payments to Travel

mycloud HOSPITALITY 13 November 2018
PayPal co-founder Max Levchin said his new startup Affirm is piloting a new product where consumers can pre-qualify for a 20-day period with a specific merchant to add on items as they build out their trip, such as flights, hotels, rental cars, seat upgrades. The new effort will bring stiff competition to other startups like Uplift, Airfordable, and AirWallex.

Travel Advisors Are Selling Concierge Services -- Just Don't Call Them Fees

mycloud HOSPITALITY 13 November 2018
Consultant Nolan Burris is a pioneer in advocating that travel agencies charge service fees. Now that the practice has become standard, Burris says many agencies have failed to realize the revenue potential of service packages and need to overhaul their approach.

4 Ways to Streamline the Mobile Hotel Booking Process

mycloud HOSPITALITY 13 November 2018
The fastest way to improve your hotel booking rates on mobile devices is to ensure that the customer experience is streamlined.

Travel Tech Firm Sojern Raises $120 Million

mycloud HOSPITALITY 13 November 2018
Travel startups are receiving remarkable investor interest this year, suggesting a bit of irrational exuberance. But in Sojern's case, fundraising can be seen as recognition of a company that's taken years to build consistent, profitable growth. Its tools could be scaled up to address a multi-billion-dollar market.

Attention independent hoteliers! Here is an ultimate Hotel PMS year-end offer for you

mycloud HOSPITALITY 13 November 2018
It’s raining year-end offers everywhere. And as a leading cloud-based PMS provider, how can we not do anything about this? In order to help independent hotels leverage the power of cloud, while saving big bucks on their PMS cost, we have rolled out the much-awaited Hotel PMS year-end offer.

TripAdvisor launches redesigned website as 'go-to resource for travel"

mycloud HOSPITALITY 13 November 2018
TripAdvisor, the largest travel website in the world “with nearly half a billion unique visitors every month”, has launched its new homepage worldwide.

TripAdvisor Launches Redesign to Hook the Non-Bookers

mycloud HOSPITALITY 13 November 2018
If travelers aren't ready to book, feed them some inspiration and hope they'll hang around until they are. That is essentially what TripAdvisor's new travel feed is all about. Will the grand experiment work? We'll have to wait and see how the feature evolves.

Eventbrite Sees Revenue Soar in Earnings Debut

mycloud HOSPITALITY 12 November 2018
Eventbrite is still losing money as it grows, but now has strong revenue growth and plenty of cash to spend while getting back on track. The state of the booming global events business is a big help.

Tourism Toronto and Air Canada Refresh Stopover Campaign to Inspire Destination Discovery

mycloud HOSPITALITY 12 November 2018
Touted as 'Canada’s Downtown', Toronto is a culturally rich city with robust arts, shopping, fashion, sports, and food scenes. It is also the gateway to a plethora of overseas locations and features over 200 connections with Air Canada. With that in mind, Tourism Toronto and Air Canada, together, collaborated with us last year on a campaign to drive travelers to visit Toronto on a stopover during their travels. Now, we are launching phase two of the “#TorontoStopover” campaign.

Are Revenue and Marketing Teams Still Operating in Silos???

mycloud HOSPITALITY 12 November 2018
Revenue management and marketing have long operated independently within hospitality—with revenue management focused on driving revenue and marketing tasked with creating awareness. But therein lies the opportunity: A look at each discipline’s evolution in the last decade reveals that these necessary skill sets are increasingly complementary, according to this Lodging Magazine report.

WebBeds on Shopping Spree for Bedbanks: Should Hotelbeds Be Worried?

mycloud HOSPITALITY 12 November 2018
The acquisition of Destinations of the World seals WebBeds as the second largest B2B bedbank player, but incumbent Hotelbeds need not worry - for a very long time.

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