Is Expedia destined for disruption

Travel and Tourism accounted for approximately $8 Trillion of the world economy in 2018 and 10% of the worlds work force a 6% increase from 2017 and no foreseeable signs of slowing. The travel industry is directly tied to global consumption growth and as wealth and populations continue to grow, demand for travel products will continue to expand. With statistics like this it should come as no supersize that there is a rush to jump into the market, the industry has a long history of failing to drive change and transform internally. “The travel and…


What is it and why is important to the travel industry ?

If you haven’t noticed Blockchain is one of the new catch phrases thrown around at every travel conference you go to, but it’s probable that most of those throwing the word around actually understands blockchain or how it could revolutionize the travel industry. The travel industry isn't alone in it’s excitement over blockchain. The buzzword is making its way into the vocabulary of many industries with good reason. But the big question is how and why.

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Is Expedia Destined for Disruption

Travel Technology

Travel and Tourism accounted for approximately $8 Trillion of the world economy in 2018 and 10% of the worlds work force a 6% increase from 2017 and no foreseeable signs of slowing. The travel industry is directly tied to global consumption growth and as wealth and populations continue to grow, demand for travel products will continue to expand. With statistics like this it should come as no supersize that there is a rush to jump into the market, the industry has a long history of failing to drive change and transform internally. “The travel and hospitality industry as a whole…


The New Age of Financial Advice

Robo Advisors

Movement in mass has been seen in recent years toward convenience and automation in almost every industry. It should in no way be a surprise that this trend has spread to the Financial Advisory industry as new emergent technology is opening up the financial market to a much larger subset of undeserved individuals. According to Kiplinger Robo-adviser firms have seen triple digit growth in the past 6 years and Cerulli associated reported robo investment has 60 billion in assets and could quickly amass up to 385 billion in the next two years. …


Having worked in the hospitality industry for 15 plus years I have seen a lot and I have been thrown more questions than I can possibly write about. Obviously the most asked question is “can you get me a discount?” and the reality is probably not. It may come as a surprise to the general public but hotels are for profit businesses and I can almost ensure you are asking me for a stay during your hotel of choice’s busiest time. But I am not here to talk about that.

The second most asked question is on Marriott and Hilton…


A great piece at the time but it’s amazing hot things have changed is a short amount of time. Still worth the read although I am biased however proud to have been a member of the HSMAI revenue group


Then and Now

Union Square San Francisco

The introduction of revenue management into the hospitality industry is a relative new comer to the game but its role has grown in importance exponentially over the last 15 years. Not only has the status of Revenue Manager grown the role has evolved into one almost entirely different than its inception.

Wikipedia defines “Revenue Management as the application of disciplined analytics that predict consumer behavior at the micro-market level and optimize product availability and price to maximize revenue growth. …

Rob Sudakow

CEO of RevUP Consulting Revenue Management for Hospitality. www.revuphospitality.com

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