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Top 10 Best Practices for GDS HOD (hotel description)

The GDS still is, and will probably always remain, a significant source of reservations and income for hotels. Both leisure and corporate travel agents use it to search and book hotels. Many OTA websites also use the GDS for inventory. Hence it is extremely important that you GDS Hotel Description (HOD) is as good as it can be.

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Why do hotels have Standard Rooms?

I am surprised by the number of hotels that are still trying to market themselves selling standard rooms. What is so special about that ‘Standard Room’ that it will persuade potential guests to buy? How is one standard room different from a standard room in another hotel?

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Forget Rate Parity and Rate Integrity, let’s go to War!

Just about every industry expert and professional has been preaching for the last 6 months that dumping rates is not the solution to offset low demand during these challenging economic times. But to unload distressed inventory even Starwood Hotels & Resorts is cutting its prices up to 50% at approximately 600 properties worldwide.

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Yellow Pages websites charging hotels twice?

In our Travel 2.0 workshop last week in Barcelona we have been looking into online distribution in a bit more detail, which made us come across the following practice by Yellow Pages in Spain and the Netherlands. It seems they are charging hotels twice.

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