Pricing rooms won’t get easier in post-parity world

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Here’s a look back at last week’s top hotel technology headlines and how they will impact your revenue strategy.

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HomeAway: Another disruptive hotel alternative grows

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

To say alternative lodging options seem to be increasing in popularity would be the understatement of 2015. As if the hotel industry wasn’t competitive enough, Expedia’s $3.9 billion acquisition of HomeAway this week means vacation rental properties just became that much more accessible and Expedia became that much more powerful.

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6 ways to move from pushing occupancy to driving rate

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

When the Great Recession of the last decade hammered the hotel industry, owners, GMs and Directors of Revenue Management and Revenue Strategy scrambled to recover. During the initial years of the downturn and after recovery began, the focus was mainly on pushing occupancies, which industry-wide had sunk to near-record levels.

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Metasearch sites make strong push toward direct bookings

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Here’s a look back at last week’s top hotel technology headlines and how they will impact your revenue strategy.

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