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Emerging Pricing Trends in Hospitality

Pricing for any type of product or service, let alone lodging, is nothing new. Any “Marketing 101” textbook will tell you that Price along with Product, Place and Promotion make up the “4-P’s of the marketing mix.” Pricing too has been in place far longer than the practice of Revenue Management, which, among many other

Hotel vs. OTA Parity Agreements: Does It Have to be a Battle?

If a love-hate relationship exists in the hospitality industry, it’s between hotels and online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline, among many others. On one hand, OTAs extract sizable commissions, which understandably grate on the hotels that must pay them. On the other, they also produce an enormous amount of bookings, which