The Value of Understanding ‘Availability is King’

by Sarah McCay Tams, Contributing Editor, EMEA |

An experienced e-commerce and revenue management professional, Markus Veikkolainen has worked in hotel sales and online travel for international chains, local chains, independent hotels, self-service hotels, B&Bs, apartments and more. As revenue and distribution manager at Finland’s Primehotels, he is now concentrating on managing a portfolio of five unique independent properties with direct responsibility over results.

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6 Changes to UK Hotel Market Dynamics

by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA |

The UK hotel market is among the most mature hospitality sectors in the world. According to MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index, London is the world’s second most visited city, with 19.88 million overnight visitors in 2016. It is also the second favourite city for tourists to spend on overnight stays, reaping £15.33 billion in 2016, ahead of New York on £14.4 billion.

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The UK: Maximising On Market Uncertainties

by Sarah McCay Tams, Contributing Editor, EMEA |

The UK hotel market has been on a roller coaster ride in recent years. First, there was the 2008 recession, then the 2010 European debt crisis, before London saw a raft of new hotel openings for the pre/post Olympics period (as well as enjoying a successful Games). More recently, business has become more volatile due to terror attacks and political uncertainly as Brexit negotiations get underway.

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Meliá Hotels International Partners With Duetto to Transform Revenue Strategy

by Newswire |

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Aug. 15, 2017 — Duetto, the hospitality industry’s leader in Revenue Strategy technology, and Meliá Hotels International have partnered to implement Duetto’s cloud-based solutions as part of the company’s ongoing digital transformation. Meliá, one of the largest hotel companies in the world with seven brands and more than 370 hotels across 43 countries, has undertaken several initiatives to elevate its Revenue Strategy and digital-marketing and distribution capabilities. Its adoption of Duetto’s price optimization application, GameChanger, and revenue intelligence application, ScoreBoard, confirms the two companies are aligned on a long-term vision for innovation.

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