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OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Oct. 6th, 2017

This week’s short OTA Update for the week ending Friday, October 6 is below. Distribution, loyalty and short-term rentals are featured in this week’s Update...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Sep. 29th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending September 29, 2017 is below. This week’s Update is a lengthy one and contains a number of stories that, although not directly associated with distribution, I...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Sep. 22nd, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending September 22, 2017 is below. This week’s Update features a wide variety of stories on distribution, short-term rentals and loyalty programs....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Sep. 15th, 2017

Our weekly OTA & Distribution Update for the week ending September 15, 2017 is below. The week’s short Update features a heavy dose of OTA stories...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Sep. 8th, 2017

This week’s update features a number of traditional “distributor” stories and updates on short-term rentals. We elected not to include a story involving the much-publicized leadership changes at Expedia (and Uber) as I’m sure...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 25th, 2017

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending August 25, 2017 is below. This week’s Update once again shows that August shaped up to be a relatively quiet month in the distribution world....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 18th, 2017

This week’s Update for the week ending August, 18, 2017 is below. Short-term rental regulation is featured prominently in this week’s Update...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 11th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending August 11, 2017 (where has summer gone) is below. Compared to recent weeks, this past week was relatively quiet on the distribution front...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 4th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending August 4, 2017 is below. An important update on the status of rate parity in the EU leads things off in this week’s Update...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 28th, 2017

Our weekly client OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending July 28, 2017 is below. Two Expedia companies top this week’s Update...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 21st, 2017

Integration of Short-Term Rentals Continues [METASEARCH / SHORT-TERM RENTALS] - ("Google Is Testing Vacation Rental Search in Its Hotel Price-Comparison Tool," Skift Travel News, July 20, 2017) - In what was an...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 14th, 2017

A number of updated and new stories in this week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending July 14, 2017. We hope you enjoy. Expedia’s MeetingMarket Now Speaks English [OTA/GROUP] ("Expedia extends...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 7th, 2017

CMA Seeks to Educate UK Hoteliers [PARITY] - ("Competition watchdog urges hotels to take advantage of demise of price parity," The Caterer - Latest Hospitality News, July 5, 2017) - If you recall, one of the key...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - June 30th, 2017

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending June 30, 2017 is below. A mix of stories in this week’s update. Airbnb Continues Its March Toward Mainstream Lodging (SHORT-TERM RENTALS) ("Airbnb signs...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - June 23rd, 2017

This week’s GSB OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending June 23, 2017 is below. A variety of stories this week. Time to Take French Legislative Prohibitions Seriously [OTA/PARITY] ("Expedia fined in France...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - June 16th, 2017

Our weekly client OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending June 16, 2017 is below. Several interesting stories this week... Price-Fixing Technology the Subject of EU Regulators [PARITY] - ("Enforcers Must...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - June 9th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending June 9, 2017 is below. This week’s Update features a variety of stories. Airline Surcharge Challenged [DIRECT BOOKING] - ("IAG Flight-Booking Surcharge...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - June 2nd, 2017

This week’s client OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending June 2, 2017 is below. A short update this week: Expedia Defends (Again) Billboard Effect [OTA]. In the latest salvo regarding the existence of...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - May 26th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending May 26, 2017 is below. A short, but significant update this week. Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced to Stop Online Booking Scams [OTA]. In an effort to curb...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - May 19th, 2017

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending May 21, 2017 is below. Nothing earth shattering this week... Accor Launches Dynamic Packaging [DIRECT BOOKING]. Joining the ranks of Marriott and other...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - May 12th, 2017

This week’s GSB weekly client OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending May 12, 2017 is below. Rhetoric Over AHLA’s Planned Lobbying Efforts Ramps Up [OTA]. Not surprisingly, Priceline Group CEO Glenn Fogel...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - May 5th, 2017

Our OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending Friday, May 5, 2017 is below. - Industry To Again Focus Attention on Distribution Duopoly [OTA]. In an article last week, Bloomberg shared details from an AHLA...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - April 28th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Distribution Update for the week ending April 28, 2017 is below. Loyalty program updates feature prominently in this week’s Update as well as story on some important changes at Airbnb to lure corporate...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - April 21st, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending April 21, 2017 is below. This week’s update contains a variety of stories, including a copy of the now much-publicized New York Times article detailing AH&LA’s...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - April 14th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending April 14, 2017 is below. Additional details regarding last week’s long-awaited report on online travel by the European Commission are featured in this week’s...more

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