Latest Global Travel Technology News (June & July 2022)
In our monthly digest, you can find the past month’s highlights on travel technologies in under a 1-minute read! We wish you good reading!
Wix relaunches its solution for hotels – now powered by HotelRunner
To revamp Wix Hotels, Wix has teamed with HotelRunner. The new platform is a significant upgrade over the previous system. It contains a full suite of professional tools for every touchpoint required to begin, manage, and grow any size hospitality business.
HotelRunner was in Orlando for the 50th anniversary of HITEC!
HotelRunner joined the 50th anniversary of HITEC, the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology conference. Introducing new innovative products to the industry and laying the groundwork for new partnerships and projects, here are some of the highlights from Orlando.
Non-refundable hotel rates and advance bookings are returning
CWith the lowest levels of cancellations since the pandemic started, we are seeing two very important trends develop this year that were previously unthinkable: first, non-refundable rates are making a comeback, and second, travelers are beginning to book long in advance again.
Hotel distribution study shows how pandemic altered hotel booking habits
The 5th HOTREC Hotel distribution study offers new insights on the growth of distribution channels used to book hotel rooms, emphasizing the importance of online travel agents (OTAs). Several key trends emerge from the responses provided by 3,900 European hoteliers.
Booking.com on mobile app usage, consumer trends
Booking.com receives about 60% of its bookings via mobile, with nearly 40% of those coming from its apps. The company hopes to drive further momentum to its mobile offerings. Arjan Dijk, Chief Marketing Officer of Booking.com talks about the behavioral shift.