Lufthansa Group customers in April will begin getting a 5 euro discount for long-haul reservations made through its own website and via direct connects. The so-called "basic fares" won't be available in GDSs.
The total costs can reach upwards of 35% of room revenue on many pieces of group business when all third-party commissions and other booking costs are considered, according to a new report by Kalibri Labs.
A new study by Expedia suggests travelers who booked via an OTA spent more per trip than non-OTA guests across all categories, regardless of whether they were traveling for business or leisure, making them a valuable segment of customers for hotels.
InterContinental Hotels Group's acquisition of a 51% stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts for $39 million in cash on the surface is a microscopic transaction, bringing aboard a mere six hotels and a pipeline of just three more properties.