Mistake #1: Airbnb is a “vacation rental” business.
Characterizing Airbnb as a vacation rental market play is simply not right. The article uses Wyndham Worldwide as an example of a hotel group that “owns one of the oldest vacation rental brands—the British Hoseasons est. 1940” (who knew!). Well, congratulations to Wyndham Worldwide for keeping this a [...]
Last month Amanda Webb, our director of online and social media, presented Sabre Hospitality Solutions customers with a webinar on Socializing Your Hotel – steps, tips and tricks to be on top of the current social media game and ways to leverage these to grow your business.
As a follow up to Amanda’s session, Megan Peterson, [...]
How far are hotels willing to take their personal luxury offerings?
The ability to truly make one’s vacation tech-free, hands-free and pretty much worry-free lies squarely with the hotel, and hotels are wiling to do just about anything to ensure their guests don’t have to lift a finger.
We’ve seen tanning butlers, laundry [...]
Social media is now the most popular way for travellers to communicate with friends and family back home, while only 6% now send a postcard when they go on holiday, according to our latest survey.
Once the most popular form of communication whilst on foreign shores, the postcard has been replaced by social networks – more [...]
Canalta Hotels, the Alberta-based hotel chain in Canada operating 36 properties across Alberta and Saskatchewan, knows a thing or two about providing great service to guests. The company also knows that today’s customers demand effective communications, including WiFi and mobile communications coverage, at all times of their stay, wherever they are in a hotel. That’s [...]
This generation is bound to run on gadgets. Most travelers never leave home without a gadget. Tablets, androids, iPhones and the like are owned by almost everyone in the planet. Planning a trip is now made easier thanks to these top 10 applications you can bring around with you by installing them on your phone [...]
Many travellers find the sheer volume of online booking tools to be overwhelming. A handful of websites have changed the travel game . We’ll compare these start-ups with established players and detail what improvements they’ll need to win travellers’ hearts.
GetGoing isn’t meant for travellers who have a particular getaway in mind. Instead, the site suggests a [...]
Whether you’re flying to visit your family, catching a train to meet up with a long-distance love or celebrating New Year’s Eve on a warm-weather cruise with friends, ever present travel disruptions over the holiday season may leave you needing a place to stay at the last-minute. While few things can make an overnight delay [...]
Mobile Media Applications, a hospitality application developer, and Protel, an authorized distribution partner of Micros Inc., have formed a strategic partnership to create the first ever fully integrated native mobile booking app, Ustay+ Fidelio Suite 8. This application is truly an extension of the existing software hoteliers currently use.
In order to create this seamless interface, [...]
GetThere Connect Delivers Additional Air, Hotel and Rail Content Options for Managed Travel Programs
GetThere, the world’s leading travel and collaboration management solution, has launched GetThere Connect, providing corporate travelers the ability to shop and book additional hotel, rail and airline content within their corporate travel programs.
Applying policy and providing visibility into a larger percentage of [...]