Friday, August 12, 2016

Hospitality News For The Week Of 8/12/16

Why Delta’s Computer System Failure Is a Sign of a Much Bigger Problem

A power outage resulted in the cancellation of thousands of Delta Airlines flights over the course of several days this week. The outage brought the second largest airline to a halt, creating chaos for travelers. The outage points toward a much larger issue looming over, not just the airlines, but many hotels as well. The aging computer technology utilized by a large number of travel companies. The 20th century legacy systems hosting data for travel brands will be an on-going problem going forward until they are replaced. Full Story Here:  


Average booking value on direct hotel websites nearly double that on third-party channels: Siteminder report

The value in revenue from direct booking on hotel websites is almost twice than that generated through third-party booking sites. This is according to research conducted by SiteMinder. In a study of 43.5 million reservations worldwide, over the course of 12 months ending in June 2016, direct bookings accounted for an average of $600 in revenue. This is in contrast to the $340 in average revenue per booking generated by OTA’s. The report stresses the need for hoteliers to focus their efforts on generating more direct bookings via their hotel website. Full Story Here:


STR: US hotel results for week ending 6 August

The U.S. hotel industry saw mixed results the week of 31 July 2016 through 6 August 2016. When compared to the same time period last year, industry-wide occupancy dropped by 1.6 percent to 75.6 percent for the week. Average daily rate climbed by 2.7 percent to reach $127.69 by week’s end, however. And revenue per available room was higher by 1.1 percent as well, reaching $96.59 by the end of the week. Full Story Here:


Reservation Pace Decline Signals Stronger Headwinds For Hoteliers

TravelClick has published the results of their July 2016 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). The report shows the number of new hotel bookings is dropping, but average daily rates are higher than the same month last year. New bookings have dropped by 3.6 percent when compared to last year’s figures during the same time frame. The twelve month outlook projects transient bookings to rise 3.2 percent and average daily rate for this segment to go up by 1.6 percent between July 2016 and June 2017. Full Story Here:


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