Hotel Industry News

Latest news and developments from the hospitality industry.

Hotel Brands Quiz

Know your hotel & travel brands? (QUIZ)

Brand Recognition in the Hotel & Travel Industry The ‘Hotel & Travel Brands Quiz’ from Hotel Speak launched in July 2016 and ended in September...
Bundeskartellamt Germany Booking.com

Germany’s National Competition Regulator Rules Booking.com’s ‘Best Price’ Clause Anticompetitive

Whilst they may have the marketing slogan Booking.yeah Germany's National Competition Regulator, the Bundeskartellamt says Booking.no! Further to their January 2015 ruling that HRS's 'best price'...
Edward Virtual Host Hotel Chatbot

Happy Birthday Edward! Edwardian Hotels’ Virtual Host Turns One

Hotel Speak first met Edward™, Edwardian Hotels' Virtual Host, at EyeforTravel Europe 2017, when the man fundamentally responsible for 'his' creation, Edwardian's Director of Information...
Hotel Technology Trends 2017

5 Tech Trends for Hoteliers in 2017

Technology for the hospitality industry is always improving to create a seamless guest experience. These are five tech trends we predict will see growth...
Hotel Handshake

Hotels Offering Loyalty Programmes on OTAs: The Dark Side

Expedia is now very kindly allowing hotels to offer their normally closed user group member-only rates publicly on Expedia. Red Lion Hotel Group (RLHG),...
Don't Ignore Mobile

“Let’s Ignore Mobile – What’s The Worst That Can Happen?”

So, the title is a little misleading, really. It’s not a real quote, but it seems to me to describe the state of mind...
Hotel Speak Interview

How Small Hotels Can Boost Direct Bookings: Interview with Taylor Short

Recently Taylor Short, Hotel Booking Analyst for the online technology comparison company Software Advice, released a new report which studied how to encourage guests...
What if Airbnb Built a Hotel?

What if Airbnb Built a Hotel?

Ian Schrager said on stage at this year’s BLLA conference that, in some ways, Airbnb is the boutique hotel of one. So, what if...
Ideal Kids Hotel

Zombies, Roller Coasters, and Rooms from Outer Space: the 2016 Young...

Interesting new research from Jet2holidays has highlighted, from a child's perspective, what hotels could provide to be more family friendly. While it may be a challenge to arrange...
Tune Hotels Breakfast Collection

Tune hotels introduces best-value breakfast

Tune Hotels, pioneers of the hotel industry’s limited service model, has launched a breakfast package as one of its ‘add on’ options. The new...
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