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Good News for Hotels: The Direct Booking Journey Moves to Meta

In a digital age in which OTAs have consistently had the upper hand, metasearch is proving to be the great equaliser: levelling the battlefield in the booking wars and enabling hotels to re-stake their claims in the distribution landscape. What’s giving metasearch its clout? The answer is twofold. On one hand, there’s the “meteoric growth […]

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Top 12 Tips to Get Direct Bookings With Rate Connect

Learn what mistakes to avoid and what actions to take to optimise your Rate Connect investment and ensure the highest possible returns in direct bookings.

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Rate Insights: the Shortcut to a Smart Pricing Strategy

Savvy hoteliers know how to set competitive rates. They know what prices will beat their competitors’ and be the most attractive to travellers shopping around—and still be high enough to increase their revenue. How do they know what rates to set? By spying on the competition, of course. Keep tabs on the competition—they’re keeping tabs […]

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Publish Your Website Rates and Drive Direct Bookings with Rate Connect

The way travellers search for and book hotels is changing, with industry data indicating a continued increase in online bookings compared to offline. If hoteliers want to stay in the game and not miss out on a growing number of bookings, they’ll have to keep up with this trend and get online themselves. But it’s […]

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Title; Managing Director Johannes Thomas gives trivago's take on the status of direct bookings for hotels, and how hotels can increase direct bookings (edited)

trivago’s Johannes Thomas on the Status of Direct Bookings

trivago’s take on the status of direct bookings and why you won’t see a "book on trivago" feature.

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CEO of Connectivity Provider Mirai on trivago Express Booking

Ayre Hotels is the first Spanish hotel chain being launched with trivago Express Booking, thanks to technology provided by Mirai, a hotel technology company dedicated to supporting hotels in optimising their distribution for greater revenue and a better user experience.  We recently spoke with Mirai CEO Pablo Delgado to get his take on hotel technology […]

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5 Hotel Websites Inspiring Guests to Book

The majority of hotels are losing out on a lot of business for one very simple reason: their hotel website is poorly designed. It isn’t optimised. It isn’t converting interested travellers into confirmed guests. From small bed and breakfasts to swanky boutique chains, few seem to have really mastered the art of the hotel website—which is […]

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10 Common Pitfalls of Loyalty Programs for Independent Hotels

A hotel loyalty program can boost the number of nights booked by almost 50%—if it’s a good one.

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trivago Presents Webinars for Institute of Hospitality Members

trivago explores how hotels can compete with the holiday rental market and drive direct bookings, in upcoming webinars for Institute of Hospitality members.

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Small Hotels Boost Business with Loyalty & Reward Programs

Loyalty reward programs can make the difference between having a fully booked calendar – or not. Run a small hotel? Here’s what you need to do.

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