Oops – Autumn Becomes Spring at Hotels.com

The perils of globalisation without localisation. US company Hotels.com has just launched a 'Spring Sale' to its Welcome Rewards members in Australia and no doubt the rest of the Southern Hemisphere. What's wrong with that? It's Autumn south of the equator.  Or maybe we should start calling it Fall.

History Doesn't Always Repeat says Duetto

Patrick Andres, DuettoHistory repeats. It's been the mantra of hotel revenue management since it's become sort of sexy, in a hot accountant kind of way, among hotel managers over the past decade or so.

But Patrick Andres reckons that while the past has relevance, the future is equally important in terms of modelling how far hoteliers can push rates and increase the bottom line without hurting occupancy. More 

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