TripAdvisor adds Airline Ratings to Flight Search

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TripAdvisor
17/1/2011

The new feature allows travelers to receive candid feedback on airline experiences from other fliers and provide their own airline ratings, while searching for flight options and low airfares on TripAdvisor.

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From OTA Participation to OTA Partenership

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hotelmarketing.com
18/1/2011

With OTAs, the key is to move from a participant to a partnership mindset, leveraging these relationships to drive maximum visibility and value. In other words, full and active participation in building and managing the relationship is critical to its success.

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Prepare Now: Ball in Hotels' Court

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travelmarketreport.com
by Fred Gebhart
17/1/2011

It’s never too early for travel managers to start prepping for the fall round of hotel negotiations for 2012 rates.

“Negotiations for 2011 were more difficult than I have seen in several years because the market landscape has changed,” said Lisa Maloney, project manager for the CWT Hotel Consulting Solutions Group.

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Sabre Makes the Wrong Choice by Removing American Airlines

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bnet.com
07/01/2011

When Sabre announced that it would no longer offer American Airlines (AMR) flights for booking in its reservation system, some thought the move was extreme. In reality, however, this is one of only two options Sabre had. Instead of choosing to change with the times, Sabre has opted to use its heft to try to prevent the times from changing. In the long run, this will not work.

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Paris's Luxury Hotels Brace For Asian Rivals

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reuters.com
07/01/2011

Luxury Parisian hotels are entering 2011 knowing they need a combative spirit and ambitious initiatives to protect their turf from the arrival of powerful Asian chains such as Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental and Peninsula.

The three luxury Asian hotel groups have invested heavily to get a foothold in Paris, ranked as one of the world's top tourist destinations, prompting rival European five-star hotels to make major refurbishments and review their strategies.

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