Posts tagged with: booking.com

The convergence of Google, TripAdvisor and Booking.com

*+-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 been occupied by the giants of the industry with well-defined limits.…

Google Hotel Finder: New actor in the soap opera – Blog Mirai

*+-A new actor will appear on screen, the great promise, Google. It has the potential to stir up the hotel distribution soap and to get the other actors to adapt their roles. Will the audience accept it? Will it change the story or will it just turn out to be another cameo appearance? This actor…

Superdiscount + Supercommission: New faces of an old problem

*+-A well-known story for hotels: Powerful middlemen that dominate the market and put pressure on the hotel manager to lower the prices and increase the commission. Before it was the tour-operators, now it is Booking or Expedia, that have managed to continue with the same model adapting it to the new ways of doing things.…

Is it worth investing in Google Adwords if I show up first in searches?

*+-Adwords is popular in travel industry and intermediaries like Expedia invest nearly $6 million monthly (source: Adage) in Google Adwords campaigns – inverting the money they get from partners. Pay Per Click sponsored results bring more and more attention of indivual hotels as well but many questions and doubts arise: Will Adwords bring more reservations?…

“Booking.com sells too many rooms on my behalf” (I): Bear’s Hug

*+-Selling too much? It sounds like a joke. There is never “too much”. Any reservation is welcome, and the more the merrier. I’d like to talk about an issue I have heard mentioned by several hotel managers, they’re worried about their excessive dependence on the high percentage of reservations that they get through Booking.com, while…