In stealth mode, Travelocity looks to global hotel expansion
Hugh Jones, president and CEO of Travelocity Global, and Barney Harford, his counterpart at Orbitz Worldwide, shared a stage at the PhoCusWright conference in Orlando Nov. 18, outlining their companies’ growth strategies.
Harford talked a lot about hotels and firing up OWW employees to focus on international hotel growth, where Orbitz is pursuing a modified retail model [consumers pay a deposit up-front as commission and the remainder to the hotel at checkout] in some Asia-Pacific markets.
Jones told the gathering that Travelocity’s focus would be to become a better retailer. He hardly mentioned hotels.
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