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  • Hotels.com Hotel Price Index finds global travel industry continues to grow

    Press Release There’s no sign of a slowdown for the global travel industry, according to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) from Hotels.com. The prices travellers paid for overnight accommodation rose 3 per cent globally in 2018, with every regional index, except the Pacific, receiving a boost. The growth in travel comes despite uncertainty such as Brexit, the wildfires in California, drought in South Africa and earthquakes in Japan. Travellers also showed resilience and renewed confidence in destinations touched by…

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  • Cendyn voted North America’s leading hotel CRM technology provider World Travel Awards

    Press Release Cendyn, the leading provider of hotel CRM and hotel sales platforms in the hospitality industry, has been voted as North America’s Leading Hotel CRM Technology Provider and North America’s Data Driven Marketing Agency for 2018. The prestigious World Travel Awards recognizes companies, organizations and brands that push the boundaries of hospitality industry excellence. “We are truly honoured to have won these awards. Cendyn was founded over 20 years ago in North America, so these awards really resonate with…

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  • The case for harvesting data

    As the Cambridge Analytica controversy dominated headlines, a number of commentators excitedly speculated that Facebook had been discovered engaging in data manipulation. I expected that they would soon follow with dark hints that the Ford Motor Company was manufacturing automobiles. Seriously? What business did they think Facebook was in? As the controversy unfolded, data analysis was characterized as a digital dark art thatneeded to be regulated and restricted. It was maligned as dishonest, pervasive and intrusive, and with little mention…

    Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • Meeting analytics: The future of managing event data is here

    By John Santaferraro As live events move from digital distraction to digital engagement, analytic potential explodes. We have reached a point where the data being generated by applications is now more valuable than the app itself. According to the Nucleus Research study in 2014, for $1.00 invested in analytics there is a $13.01 return on that investment. With this kind of prize at the end of the analytic journey, analytics will be the big live meeting winner in 2017. Strap…

    Event Operations, Event Registration, Social Media & Technology

  • New Concur data shows Airbnb business is growing quickly among corporate travellers

    44 per cent user growth YOY in Q2; increased adoption by small and midsized companies, education and technology sectors Concur, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, has released an in-depth analysis based on a subset of Concur customer data representing $77 million in Airbnb spend and more than 320,000 Airbnb expenses over eight quarters. The findings showed which industries and segments are driving Airbnb usage in business travel. Airbnb usage also showed strong growth over time, including…

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