Framing the conversation around loyalty, the quality of the connection comes to the fore. Inmarsat found that 54% of passengers agreed that no wifi connection is better than a bad (poor quality) one.
Hotel brands and operators should avoid blindly seeking technology support, only technology matches hotel characteristics will bring real value.
In addition to a competitive discount on hotel rates, IHG Business Edge will connect them to an online networking community of other SME travel buyers from around the world.
Airbnb expects business travel to account for 30% of its core business by 2020.
Hostmaker has raised $25 million in total since its founding in 2014, saying it would use this latest money to acquire smaller portfolio operators and to invest in its technology.
Research shows that 63% of airports and 43% of airlines plan to invest in biometric ID management solutions in the next three years.
RateGain provides distribution for hotel groups as well as airlines, car rental companies, cruise lines, tour operators and wholesalers.
Travelport net income reached $7 million in Q2 2018, Travel Commerce Platform revenue increased 9% to $638 million.
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