Priceline CEO Darren Huston Resigns

Darren Huston, PricelineDarren Huston, CEO of the Priceline Group, which owns Booking.com and other leading online travel agents, resigned from the company yesterday after admitting to behaviour with another staff member that breached the company's Code of Conduct. Former CEO and current Chairman Jeffrey Boyd will take over from Huston in an acting capacity.

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Modern Art Lights Up Australia's Red Centre

Artist Bruce Munro's biggest work - Field of Light Uluru - opens today at Ayers Rock Resort. The solar powered installation features more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of four football fields.
Artist Bruce Munro's biggest work – Field of Light Uluru – opens today at Ayers Rock Resort. The solar powered installation features more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of four football fields. The exhibit will run for a year.

Comparing and Contrasting Industry Problems with Revenue Optimisation (Sponsored Post)

Kamesh Shukla, Rate Gain
Kamesh Shukla, Rate Gain

Hospitality and airline industries are considered to be the epitome of best practices in pricing and revenue management. In the battle to gain competitive advantage alongside high yields, sophisticated software suites are deployed by them to forecast demand, manage inventory and monitor competitor prices. Yet technology, no matter how refined, is just an enabler of a broader business strategy. More 

Mariott Boosts Bid, Starwood Takeover Back On

Marriott International has quickly responded to Anbang Insurance Group, its challenger for Starwood Hotels & Resorts,  lodging an increased takeover bid of USD13.6bn, which has been accepted by the Starwood board. The deal, unless trumped, will create the world's largest accommodation company.

Upcoming Events

TRAVELtech Australia 2016

RETURNING
OCTOBER 4, 2016

TRAVELtech - Australia's leading online travel marketing, distribution and technology event - returns to Sydney on October 4.

So mark it in your diary and keep and eye out for further details, which will be available from early May.

Alternatively - and this would be a much smarter option - register for updates and we'll send them through.

Meanwhile, here are some pix from 2015... 

If you'd like to find out more please email us or call 612-9882-1575.

See more great pix at: TRAVELtech 2015 - It's A Wrap...

 

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