Extends Genius Rates To Other OTAs

 November 21, 2019    Administrator     Distribution Channel    79

Over the last couple of days, you may have received an email from, stating that, starting from 2 December, you’ll “gain access to a larger audience as your Genius rates will be offered to the most frequent travelers across other companies within the Booking Holdings family.”

Public OTA gross bookings growth rates slowed in 1H19

 November 21, 2019    Administrator     Distribution Channel    79

Rough waters in the macro environment have rocked the boats of travel companies across the globe. They have had to navigate through the consequences of currency instability, the U.S.-China trade war, Brexit and Hong Kong protests. Across all regions, public online travel agency (OTA) gross bookings growth rates slowed in the first half of 2019 (1H19) according to Phocuswright‘s latest travel research report Public Online Travel Roundup, 1H19.

Optimizing Profit & Reducing Distribution Costs

 November 21, 2019    Administrator     Distribution Channel    79

There is still a lot of talk in the hospitality industry regarding the rising costs of distribution. While encouraging guests to book direct can help hotels bypass some commissions and fees (even direct channels are typically not a free lunch), there are still many hotels that rely on the distribution and marketing reach of online travel agencies (OTAs). Group and TripAdvisor Announce Strategic Partnershipt

 November 12, 2019    Administrator     Distribution Channel    79

SHANGHAI and NEEDHAM, Mass., Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Group Limited (Nasdaq: TCOM) (" Group", formerly known as International Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP)) and TripAdvisor, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP) ("TripAdvisor") today announced a strategic partnership to expand global cooperation, including a joint venture, global content agreements and a governance agreement.