Parity Performance February 2016. Where does your city stand? – Asia

The degree of rate parity observed for Asian hotels between their brand websites and the OTAs shows continuing variation by location in the February 2016 report. Beijing at 92% & Jakarta at 64% though were cities where 3-star hotels maintained parity while Bali and New Delhi emerge as clear winners in the 4-star and 5-star…

RateGain Appoints Alejandro Gomez Losada as Country Head (LATAM), Sales

RateGain Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a specialist in delivering travel and hospitality technology solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alejandro Gomez Losada, as its Country Head – Sales for Latin America (LATAM). Alex will be spearheading RateGain’s business development. Alex has joined RateGain from Despegar, a leading online travel agency in LATAM, where he…

Demand Forecasting: Top 3 Ways Hoteliers Can Leverage this Strategic Management Tool

Human minds are inherently prone to biases. Isn’t it? In hotel revenue management, biases can be your worst nightmares since these can result into imprecise conclusions. And, inaccurate conclusions often equal to missed revenue opportunities. Look, either you have a crystal ball that empowers you to know how much will be the average length of…

Zika virus outbreak: Is tourism industry in Central and South America on risk?

It’s growing and getting stronger. This Zika virus news capsule is not easy for the travel and tourism industry professionals to swallow. As the mosquito-borne Zika virus enters into the United States, there’s a growing anxiety in the tourism industry. Further, a warning from the WHO that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” and that it’s now an…