Podcast 171 September 1st 2017

Podcast 171 September 1st 2017

“Single source transactions are now a reality, plus is there hope for Uber and do you make to many ‘shelf help books’?”



Hello everyone and welcome to Hospitality Digital Marketing the podcast, I am your host Loren gray and this is episode #171, we are airing Friday, September 1st, 2017 where every week we spend around 20 minutes sharing the most interesting tools, news, and techniques being used in digital marketing for the hospitality industry. We also do a quick recap of our weekly Live Video show “This Week in Hospitality Digital Marketing” which also airs every Friday at 10:30 am Central US Time. SO let’s get started;

ALICE raises $26 million Series B funding from Expedia


New York market leads US markets with the largest construction pipeline followed by Houston and Dallas


Uber picks Expedia head Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO


Expedia announces new CEO Mark Okerstrom

Google says we don’t need no stinking location modifiers… or do we?

What Will the Web Look Like in 2022?


Augmented Reality: Where are we now, and what does it mean for marketers?


Google search just gained a helpful new superpower


Most Hotel Apps Still Need a Radical Overhaul (really smart commentary…)

Most Hotel Apps Still Need a Radical Overhaul

Beleaguered Uber offers chief executive job to Expedia Inc.’s Khosrowshahi (they guys quoted here have incredible insights…)

Selecting the Right Hotel Direct Distribution Solutions

Google May Finally Face a Showdown With Regulators Over Its Evolving Travel Tools

Google May Finally Face a Showdown With Regulators Over Its Evolving Travel Tools

When will Priceline and Expedia start buying hotels?

Business of Loyalty: West Elm Hotels Program Will Tie Into Williams-Sonoma Brands

Business of Loyalty: West Elm Hotels Program Will Tie Into Williams-Sonoma Brands

Per Ed
Per our Senior Vice President of Hotel Sales & Marketing, Jared Saft: http://resorttrades.com/westgate-resorts-files-lawsuit-against-online-travel-vebsite-amoma-com/

We would also like to remind everyone about our content piece called, “Monday’s Marketing Minute”. Inspired by all of the questions we get on the this podcast and on the live show that we either cannot get to or are repeats of topics or inspired from our conversations. We have found that so many industry professionals like yourself have questions that from time to time they don’t either have the resources available to get an answer or don’t trust the source of the possible answer. Now my co-hosts and I as we answer these questions are not trying to dole out free consulting, sometimes for brevity the best we can offer is a direction or a suggested authoritative resource to continue to answer your question with. It’s meant to be help and brief. So I hope you check out the first installment from this past Monday at www.hospitalitydigitalmarketing.com/minute or bit.ly/hdmminute
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