Rough guide to modern distribution in hostelling
As hostels seek to streamline distribution operations and make inventory available where their guests shop, the demand for interoperability and easy access to supply is creating a market opportunity for technology providers and new distribution channels.
Travelers who love hostels usually say their favorite thing is the social life – meeting new friends, hanging out in the bar or lobby or garden, the potential for new experiences.
This hasn’t changed much over the years.
Nor has the target market – the super-majority of hostel users are still between the ages 18 and 25. What has changed in the last five years in hostelling is the way that super-majority wants to research, book and interact with hostel operators.
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