July 25, 2014

TripAdvisor taps Travelport for Instant Booking, while major OTAs still say no

TripAdvisor will add hotel inventory from GDS operator Travelport to its new mobile booking feature, TripAdvisor Instant Booking. Through Travelport’s listings, TripAdvisor will add booking capabilities for about 580,000 hotels worldwide, including 480,000 independent hotels. Major online travel agencies have been unwilling to sign up.

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Life after free hotel WIFI

64% of hotels now offer free wireless Internet (WIFI) to guests, which has become one of the, if not the, most sought after amenity for hotel guests worldwide, whether traveling for business or leisure. Whilst this is great for travelers, it is a challenge for hoteliers.

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