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Serviced apartments aggregator SilverDoor has bought its closest competitor Citybase for £2.25 million. A new parent company has been formed which now owns SilverDoor, aggregator of 160,000 apartments in 83 countries; UK-focused Citybase Apartments and the self-explanatory Central London Apartments, formerly part of Citybase.
Since hotel chains are baulking at the commissions the OTAs charge them – typically ranging from 15% to 30% depending on room type and location - and fear that their expensively established brands are being devalued by the OTAs’ price-orientated approach, they have tried to offer discount rates to their loyalty project members to improve direct booking.
Although this year won’t be the year of artificial intelligence and artificial intelligence applications to personalize services are appearing at a modest pace, Barry Diller, the chairman of both Expedia, argued that there won’t be a single next big thing but there will be several tracks, including mobile, machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data.