Weekly Reads 20.04.2017

April 20, 2017 Marina Mitrashov

I hope that you are well rested after the long weekend! First off, you're invited to a webinar by leading hotel tech companies on building the perfect tech stack for your property. Next, of course, we cover the biggest story of the week – the American Hotel and Lodging Association's fight against Airbnb rages on. Also, Trivago bring us interesting insights on trends in user search behavior and preferences in the U.S. for the first quarter of 2017. 

WEBINAR: Building the Perfect Hotel Tech Stack for your Property

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In this webinar, you’ll learn key tips and tools to help you build the perfect hotel tech stack for your property. Executives from Travel Tripper, StayNTouch, and Snapshot will discuss:

  • The key tools and platforms that hotel GMs, revenue managers, and marketers need to stay competitive
  • The most important components of a modern CRS and booking system
  • How a mobile PMS can streamline hotel operations and improve FOH and BOH communications
  • How to create a centralized location so you can have access to timely and accurate data
  • How to evaluate tech providers: what questions you should be asking
  • HFTP Annual Convention

Sign up to the webinar click here.


Inside the Hotel Industry’s Plan to Combat Airbnb

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The short-term rental company became a Federal Trade Commission target last summer after three senators asked for an investigation into how companies like Airbnb affect soaring housing costs. In October, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed a bill imposing steep fines on Airbnb hosts who break local housing rules. Who is behind it all? The hospitality industry.

Read more on The New York Times



How Extended Stay Hotels Are Pivoting Towards a New Generation of Travelers

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The extended stay portion of the lodging industry continues to see strong demand. But are extended stay brands doing enough to keep up with travelers’ evolving tastes and needs? And what about Airbnb?

Read more here


Trivago 2017 Spring Trends of US User Search Behavior and Preferences Infographic

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Take a look at trends in user search behavior and preferences, revealed by data gathered from all trivago.com searches across the US in the first quarter of 2017. 

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