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OTA & Travel Distribution Update - German coalition's plans for increased scrutiny of online platforms; Avvio introduces chatbot...

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and features a variety of stories – EU regulation, AI-powered chatbots, direct booking, connectivity and taxes....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Airbnb announces first outside board member; California litigation against Airbnb not over yet;...

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and features a number of stories on Airbnb and its many recent announcements. There seems to be no end to the news coming out of Airbnb these days as it prepares for an...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - California City Can Ban Short-Term Rentals; Airbnb Purges San Francisco Listings; Italian...

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending January 19 is below. This week’s Update includes a heavy dose of short-term rental stories as well as details on Italian regulators’ recent efforts against...more

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

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending December 22, 2017 is below. An interesting mix of stories in this penultimate Update for 2017. I hope everyone has a great holiday and successful 2018....more

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

This week’s Update for the week ending December 15, 2017 is below. Nothing too earth shattering this week....more

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

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending December 8, 2017 is below. OTA powerhouses, Expedia and Booking.com, feature prominently in this week’s Update....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Dec. 1st, 2017

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending December 1, 2017 is below. This week’s Update features a variety of distribution stories as well as a report on the latest rankings of the large hotel loyalty...more

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

This week’s Update for the shortened week ending Wednesday, November 22, is below....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Nov. 10th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending November 10, 2017 is below. Senator Kobuchar’s recent request for an DOJ and FTC investigation into OTAs’ purportedly anti-competitive practices leads this...more

Navigating Disruptive Climates Hosted by Washington Hospitality Association

Navigating Disruptive Climates, hosted by Washington Hospitality Association, was held on October 22-24, 2017 at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington. My presentation at the conference, "The War Rages: Hotels vs....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Nov. 3rd, 2017

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending, Friday, November 3, is below. The week’s update features a variety of stories, including a potentially landmark purchase by Airbnb....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Oct. 27th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending October 27, 2017 is below. This week's Update includes a number of substantive stories on OTAs, particularly, European authorities’ renewed interest in OTAs’...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Oct. 20th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending October 20, 2017 is below. Short-term rentals feature prominently is this week’s Update...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Oct. 13th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending Friday, October 13, is below. This week’s Update features stories on short-term rentals (or should I say hotels?), OTAs and loyalty. I hope you enjoy....more

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

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