Posted July 11, 2017
Mike Kubasik

INTERVIEW: Travel And Transport Chief Information Officer Mike Kubasik

Travel and Transport chief information officer Mike Kubasik spoke with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer about mobile strategy, its mobile patent and API connectivity with travel suppliers through the Dash Mobile app. An edited transcript follows. Read More »
Posted June 9, 2016

Hilton Touts Direct-Booking Gains But Sees OTA Backlash

Since the February launch of its 'Stop Clicking Around' campaign, Hilton Worldwide has seen its mobile app downloads rise, loyalty program enrollment surge and direct bookings increase 10 percent year over year. It also has seen a "couple" of online travel agencies de-preference its hotels in search results and showcase only "very basic" Hilton listings, vice president of global OTA and wholesale Stephen Fitzgerald said this week during the New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New York. Read More »
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Posted June 7, 2013

Hilton's Room Service Overhaul Signals Welcome Change

The New York Hilton Midtown caused quite a stir this week by announcing that it will end traditional room service in August. But despite the hand-wringing of some traditionalists, the move really is just the latest in a larger trend that's been going on in the hotel industry for years. Read More »
Posted January 12, 2012

Big Brands' New Search Site Could Tempt Travelers, But Analysts Don't See A Differentiator

The new effort launched Wednesday by six major hotel companies to drive a greater share of direct bookings does not have immediate implications for corporate travel buyers or providers. Read More »
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