Creating Branded Experiences

When it comes to guests choosing to stay at your property, it’s important to know what’s driving them to come and capitalize on it. Gone are the days of being able to have the standard room where a guest is going to sleep. Today, guests are looking for experiences to soak up the city they’re […]

HomeAway Expands Exposure on Expedia

Travelers who are looking for vacation rental options across the globe are turning to HomeAway, and who could blame them?  The company just announced that it currently has more than 1 million vacation rentals listings across their various outlets (Homeaway.com, VRBO.com, etc.).  However, thanks to a new agreement with Expedia, it will be even easier […]

The State of the Online Travel Industry in 2014

State of Digital recently released a Travel 360 report after collating the viewpoints and analysis of experts, thought leaders and key commercial players of both the hospitality and travel industries.  The report aims to act as a marker of the level of integration between travel brands and the various online channels within digital marketing. The […]

Are Metamediaries the Next Big Thing in Travel?

Extensive online travel agencies (OTAs) have played a large role in the hospitality industry for the past decade, but the outcomes have not necessarily been positive for all parties involved.  They are a costly distribution channel for hoteliers, and have become a direct siphon for traditional travel agents. The ultimate question to ponder at this […]

Roomer Travel: The Resale Marketplace Dynamic

Have you heard of StubHub and EBay?  These well-known sites provide a secondary marketplace for buyers and sellers of valuable products.  What would happen if there were a secondary marketplace for hotel rooms bought in advance, that need to be sold because of unforeseen circumstances?  Welcome to the idea behind Roomer Travel. Richie Karaburun, Roomer […]