Posts written by Pablo Delgado

En español, en français Google has strongly burst onto the hotel-transaction scene via its Book on Google (BoG) interface, awakening plenty of curiosity and questions about the real interest Google has with this movement. At first, it presents many similarities in regards to the twist…

En español, en français You can now book a hotel without leaving Google. Book on Google (BoG) has arrived, the new feature of the almighty Google to dive into the Internet travel industry. Book on Google is nothing other than an interface that Google provides OTAs and hotels with so that the client can book without…

None of the main meta search sites or metasearch engines, among which we include Trivago, TripAdvisor, Google and Kayak have fully convinced hotels, especially independent ones, to “connect” their direct sales. This is somewhat paradoxical because it would be a highly positive relationship for both parties Hotels would reduce their dependence on OTAs and would…

Have you received a call from your bank to ask if your hotel meets the PCI-DSS security standard? If so, you’ll already know what this is about, although maybe not so much on how to do it. If you haven’t received the call, you will receive it shortly. This article will be of interest to…

Google is becoming a relevant player in the online hotels sector, something which makes the big existing players like Booking.com or TripAdvisor uncomfortable. However, Google’s strategy is different to the one of its competitors. It’s not becoming an OTA per se (such as Booking.com…

En español. En français. The new cost-per-acquisition (CPA) programme by Google Hotel Ads (previously Google Hotel Finder) is now available to Mirai clients. This new system is called Google Hotel Ads Commission Program (hereinafter GHACP).  Here is what this big change in Google’s hotel metasearch engine is all about: What is CPA? CPA means cost…

Many hotels do the right thing by offering better stock and price conditions to Booking.com, and of course to their own website, rather than to Expedia after seeing that they make more money that way, since the net price (after taking out the commissions) is almost always superior. However, rarely are these same decisions made…

What was just a concern a few years then became a problem and now it has become a nightmare. We are referring to booking cancellations, which have increasingly grown to unsustainable levels, in some cases above 40% and 50%. Some hoteliers have considered this normal and have adapted their daily operations and even their strategy…

Large Internet companies are evolving with a common objective: occupying the whole life cycle of the client, focusing especially on the most interesting and juiciest part from a money point of view, the booking or the hotel transaction. Historically, the life cycle phases have…

The potential sales sources of Booking.com may be classified in the following way: Not all of these booking origins are new sales for your hotel. Some of them just compete with other channels (including your own website) for the same clients (existing sale), thus unnecessarily…