July 19, 2018
Expedia says packages are better for hotels than room-only
Hotels are achieving higher average daily rates (ADR) from consumers who book packages rather than just rooms, according to data from Expedia Group.Read more
Expedia and Webjet are poised to take over contracting of the company’s own-brand and partner hotels.
The company said that moving away from in-house bed banks and outsourcing production of the complementary hotels would allow it to focus on its core own-brand and partner properties, while offering greater choice at less cost.
“The closure of the Medhotels business is a natural evolution of our strategy,” said Thomas Hohn, chief of group complementary product at Thomas Cook. “The transformation of our complementary hotel partnerships will simplify our processes and give customers a better online experience with more choice.
Medhotels is scheduled to cease operations on Dec. 31, and will continue to accept and honor bookings departing up to that time.
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