Recently, online travel agencies (OTAs) like Expedia have been increasing their market share and charging hotel partners increased booking fees. By July 31, Hyatt Hotels could be leaving the Expedia platform because of the fee increase.
In a recent report from the New York Post, analyst Kevin Kopelman claimed that “over the past 18 months, the OTAs have increased their market share significantly.” He added that “Hoteliers like Hyatt pay fees of 15 percent to 20 percent of a room rate to OTAs like Expedia.”
If Hyatt goes through with the threat, its listings would be removed from not only Expedia.com but Orbitz, Hotels.com, Hotwire, and Travelocity.
The feud between OTAs and hotels isn’t new. It has been brewing for years. Priceline and Expedia’s val
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Airbnb: I’m Not Trying to Break Up With You, But I Think We Should See Other People
Let’s get this out of the way: Airbnb is fairly amazing. These days, with the click of a button, you’re at home pretty much anywhere around the globe, whenever you want to be. For those who can’t stop exploring, it’s easier than ever to stay mobile at a price that’s often remarkably affordable.
Yes, Airbnb is terrific — until it’s not. Airbnb is still largely illegal in some cities — New York has been fighting with the company for years. Amsterdam is currently clamping down, hard. In many destinations, hosts choose to ignore buildin
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今天想跟大家介紹我其中一次最難忘的旅程 －葡萄牙的羅卡角之旅。先來點背景介紹吧，羅卡角（葡語：Cabo da Roca），是位於葡萄牙首都里斯本以西方大約40公里葡萄牙境內一個毗鄰大西洋的海岬，是整個歐洲本土大陸的最西點，於這裡的山崖上建了一座紀念石碑，碑上就以葡語寫了一句著名的說話：「陸止於此、海始於斯」（葡語：Onde a terra acaba e o mar começa），意指這裡就是伊比利亞半島的陸地盡頭，前面就是浩瀚無限的大西洋了。
Today I would like to bring you guys on
What would life be like living within the compounds of a traditional, old castle in the highlands? Battlements and all? I'm guessing that's not something the average Londoner asks themselves while knee-deep in a busy and hectic daily work schedule.
However, it's good to go wild now and again, right?
My parents are still here, experiencing what's it's like to live in the big city, but one thing I'm sure of is they've never even visited a castle, let alone actually lived in one. Therefore, I decided to take them up to
bonnie old Scotland to not only explore this great historical country, but also rent out a castle for a weekend.
I'm so glad I made it happen as it turned out to be a beautifully unforgettable time and the definitive highlight of our trip. After all, who could say no to living like a King or Queen, no matter how long for, lol!
After reading up
What am I doing here? Why 900 people decided to follow me? What kind of content did I create for Steemit? Do you have to talk about cryptocurrencies to be successful here? Why is there so many questions next to each other without any answer?
I don't really need to answer to these questions. I will simply let you enjoy this compilation. It's exclusively made of videos I filmed during this month, just for you, my fellow Steemians!
(All my music creations, land-art, or drawing are not included)
From the album VA - Jazz Manouche Volume 5 :Yorgui Loeffler - Valse de wasso And Angelo Debarre - There will never be another you
And [Emancipator - Minor Cause](https
For vacation property owners and managers, finding ways to increase revenue from rentals is critical to your bottomline. With online listing sites, it is easier than ever for anyone to list their property. In other words, there is also more competition than ever.
To increase revenue for your vacation rental and stand out from your competitors, follow these tips:
1. Offer special promotions or deals during off-season months.
For property owners, a majority of annual income comes in during the peak vacation times, usually summer months. However, by letting your vacation property sit vacant during the off-season, you could be missing out on a lucrative stream of revenue.
One way to attract guests during off-season times is to offer discounted prices or special deals. Whether it is a lower price or a free spa day with every off-season
I have posted a lot about Barcelona in the last few weeks because it´s place you need to visit. So many open minded people, great weather, best food, the beautiful beach, architecture and a lot more.
I feel like that the Barcelona series need to come to an end, thats why I wanted to post my last experiences to have a great cut. I dont want to talk too much because the pictures will talk enough....
For everyone who havent seen the first part - click here
Sometimes it's hard to decide where to go given the limited time you have in a place you travel to. Indeed we are all limited by a finite amount of time and that is what makes life so exciting. The fact that we can't be two places at the same time, (and yes, I know Quantum physicists will argue otherwise) means that we tend to enjoy things more when the most precious commodity - time, is spent unabated on things that we ourselves choose.
Given the reality that I only had less than 2 weeks in Bahamas, and around half of it was at the Atlantis resort, it really only left me with less than a week to explore everything else. Quite a monumental task given that Bahamas has over 700 named islands and cays, and that is why as I mentioned in my previous article abo
**What is up my Steem People? Lukin here, and Day three was crazy! We climbed up to 4200FT Altitude. I felt like I was about to die. I peddled from Pendelton, Oregon to Meacham, Oregon. I stopped at this old diner in the town of Meacham. The town couldn't have more than 80 people in it. I also met an old man on a motorcycle, I tried to pitch Steemit to him, but he said he doesn't even know what Facebook was, because he hasn't even used the Internet. I find that hard to believe. Haha. Everybody I have come across has been so nice! The Park Ranger even let me stay at my campsite for free! I told her I was on an adventure to cross the country and I had this platform behind me, and that I was only using the Steem generated funds, and she thought that was pretty cool, so she let me stay for free in a full hook up camp site. Basically $35 camp site for free. I haven't come across many people of my generation yet, I feel I will get to them when I h
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Last time I have shared my travel experience in San Francisco. You can view it here. Leaving San Francisco, I took the plane to the place where I first arrived - Los Angeles.
Making a decision to visit the Bahamas should be a relatively easy one. What is harder to decide on is where to stay. Even if you decide to stay at the Atlantis resort, you are still faced with deciding on which hotel within the resort to stay at.
Will it be the value for money Beach Tower, the moderate run of the mill Coral Towers, the deluxe and signature Royal Towers or the ultra luxurious Cove at Atlantis?
Each will suit a different kind of visitor and each will be have different price ranges.
One thing that is consistent across all the hotels available at Atlantis, is the access to the beaches, aquaventure water park, and the marine aquariums.
Considering a non-Atlantis guests will pay around $135 USD for a day pass to Aquaventure water park and Atlantis' beaches, you might even consider your room to be quite value for money given that access t