Monthly Archives: August 2009

Hotel Sourcing Technology Contacts

If you’re about to source hotels, you (or your TMC) will likely want to use one of these Hotel RFP platforms.  By platform, I mean the technology that allows you to upload a bid list (the list of hotels to … Continue reading

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Slides from “Travel Procurement 411″

We had a great CCTE session at the NBTA conference this week.  Many thanks to Roger Hale and his terrific staff from AdTrav, who sponsored and helped facilitate the workshop. Fifty-five folks contributed to an engaging day-long session.  We covered … Continue reading

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Clusters and Hotel Sourcing Innovation

As promised, here’s more on the story of hotel clusters and why it’s so relevant to your hotel sourcing efforts.  The link above takes you to the must-read Procurement.travel‘s online site, where you’ll get an in-depth look at what clusters … Continue reading

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Canceled Meetings – Brilliant Idea?

File this under two headings: “Why didn’t anybody think of this before?” and “Tell my meetings managers about these guys!” MeetingTrader.com sure caught my eye at the NBTA show earlier this week. Hotel industry veteran Tim Brooks founded this firm … Continue reading

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Hotel Orphans and Clusters – Some New Lingo

Those bright boys and girls at TRX Travel Analytics (TTA) are breaking new ground in the hotel sourcing arena.  More on that topic after NBTA, for sure. Innovative ideas require new ways of describing things, right?   Here are some … Continue reading

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Predicting Innovation at CASMA

On October 28th in Las Vegas, I’ll present my views on the seven most important  innovations to date in airline distribution, and then will make predictions about three future innovations.  Here are some of the past innovations that are in … Continue reading

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