Tag Archives: OTA’s

Monopolies are Made and Unmade

This is an unmissable read for all hoteliers with serious aspirations to regain, and be in control of their own destiny! Monopolies Are Made And Unmade By Georges Panayotis

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Increase Direct Bookings and Keep Your OTA Happy? Yes, It’s Possible

This is a guest post by Ashley Verrill  Hotel operators were thrilled when OTAs like Priceline, Orbitz and Hotels.com first emerged in the hotel industry. These online companies helped fill vacant rooms and brought in extra revenue that hotel operators otherwise … Continue reading

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A call for a commission-free day

A call for a commission-free day, a great article by Larry Mogelonsky we just had to reproduce All properties rely (to varying degrees) on online travel agencies for leisure bookings. And for most, it is a love-hate relationship; everyone appreciates the … Continue reading

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Skoosh.com’s reply to us on the booking.com saga.

We really had to publish this, there’s so much evidence of strong feelings on this topic, about which we featured our own thoughts on  http://ukhotelexperts.co.uk/2012/booking-com-why-we-detest-this-apparent-necessary-evil-in-hotel-distribution – and those of George Panyotis at http://ukhotelexperts.co.uk/2012/booking-com-the-sequel Hotels continue to walk blindfold straight into the … Continue reading

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Booking.com – the sequel

Editor’s note – ALL SERIOUS HOTELS SHOULD SIGN THIS PETITION – here is the link http://hospitality-on.com/?page=evenement-petition  – – why? – read on This is a guest post by Georges Panayotis “The numerous reactions to my previous editorial show that there is … Continue reading

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How do hoteliers counteract the persuasive design of OTA websites?

On numerous previous occasions, we have emphasised the need for the hotel website booking experience to be better than that on OTA sites, in order to maximise the potential  for channel shift and direct on line conversions, away from the … Continue reading

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