Announcements 

New Research Reveals Price No Longer Primary Driver of Travel Decisions

SEATTLE — July 28, 2021 — New research from Expedia Group reveals shifting views on travel, including positive sentiment on vaccine passports, increased budgets, and an enduring demand for safety and financial security. The Traveler Value Index examines the views of 8,000 people in eight countries to understand their values and expectations as the pandemic becomes more controlled in many parts...

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Leading hotels announces management team appointments

NEW YORK, NY — (June 2021) — The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (Leading Hotels), the largest collection of independent luxury hotels, announced today three management team appointments, effective immediately: Mr. Chris Walker appointed to the newly created role of Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer; Mr. Phil Koserowski promoted to the role of Senior Vice President and Chief...

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Leading Hotels Announces New Leading Strategic Sourcing Partners: Bonotel Exclusive Travel, TripArc, OTA Insight, Fastpayhotels

NEW YORK, NY — (April 22, 2021) - The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW) is pleased to announce collaboration with four new companies under their Leading Strategic Sourcing (LSS) program. The additions include luxury-focused Wholesale Partners Bonotel Exclusive Travel, TripArc and Fastpayhotels, along with OTA Insight, the leading Rate Parity and business intelligence platform. LHW has...

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OTA Insight expands partnership with Leading Hotels of the World

OTA Insight chosen as global partner for parity and business intelligence solutions by Leading Hotels of the World to aid in recovery. London, Denver & Singapore, April 22nd, 2021 – OTA Insight, the cloud-based data intelligence platform for the hospitality industry, today announced its partnership as a preferred business intelligence provider to TheLeading Hotels of the World (LHW)....

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With Travel Edge on board, TripArc charts a new course

For the past eight years, Dave Volman, president of TripArc, has been focused on building a technology platform that connects travel advisors and suppliers. TripArc operates the tour-operator-focused TMT platform, but earlier this month, the company came forward with a "new kind of travel consortium" serving host agencies with events, professional development, preferred-supplier agreements and...

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Expedia, Others Poised for Hotel Market Share Battle Over Wholesale Sales

Expedia Group and Australia’s WebJet said this month they want to help hotel companies make more business-to-business sales. But a few private equity-backed companies, such as Hotelbeds and Fastpayhotels, spy an opportunity for independent travel tech players to take market share instead. Here’s the backstory: Hoteliers seek to loosen the grip of online travel agency giants on distribution....

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Hotel rate parity

Understanding and meeting the challenges. Discover new ways to monitor and work with OTAs to maximise revenue. Parity fundamentals, including: pricing strategy; key players; and its development over time.    

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Fastpayhotels absorbs North America destinations/ hotel distribution business

PALMA and ORLANDO - Fastpayhotels, the B2B accommodation distribution platform, announced its agreement to absorb all distribution contracts, hotels and technology connections from North America Destinations. Through this agreement, more than 300 clients in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Colombia will begin to benefit from 38,000 directly contracted hotels in...

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