So we know there’s “Hacker-Fares” on Kayak. Not too big a deal, considering that airlines are a commodity, and they don’t care if you book one way, round trip, etc.  They’ve got their game, and you can Continue Reading…

Remember… I’m not a blogger, a marketer, or a web guy. I am a hotel ops guy, and I’m just trying to produce content at my leisure, as best I can.  So with that out of the way, there’s 2 things I am worried Continue Reading…

Hotel Tonight is a bit like that http://hackertable.com that I use…. I might not be able to eat at the precise restaurant I want, at the precise time, at the last minute…. but I can find of the best Continue Reading…

As of now, the only commission free booking engine I know of is buuteeq’s, which doesn’t interface and provides a nightmare for inventory management. The only interfaced to PMS, commission free booking engine that I have ever heard of or known is Mirage Hotel Systems, who built their own that they offer with their PMS, which is also my favorite. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it, in a heart beat. It’s astonishing more PMS don’t do this to secure more clientele.

And here comes RoomKey… filling an empty space that the OTA’s have bungled. Here’s an article on Room Key, the hotel brand search engine. Upshot (summary via TNOOZ): Choice Hotels International, Hilton Continue Reading…