Hays Travel – a direct competitor of Thomas Cook, has stepped in and acquired all 555 Thomas Cook stores and more significantly, saved hundreds of jobs with a view to potentially taking on thousands more former employees, while also beefing up its operation from the HQ to further support those stores.
Sean Finnan joined Avvio’s board to help drive Avvio's global expansion. He believes that cutting edge technology could assist hotel businesses in rebalancing the relationship with the online travel agents (OTAs) which have dominated online bookings in recent years.
12 months in as Chief Commercial Officer, Michael De Jongh reflects on his achievements and experiences with Avvio. He references the ‘new breed of travel specialists’, discusses changes in technology and presses the importance of keeping up with an ever-evolving market.
Booking.com is taking a "new" approach to how it offers customers to pay for their hotel room. But will it really make hoteliers' lives easier by reducing cancellation rates?
Booking.com's profits take a tumble, Trivago sees declines and Turkey starts legal action against OTAs. It's all heating up in the online distribution market, and we feel this is the time to focus on growing your direct channel.