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Priceline buys for $1.8 billion

Priceline will buy meta-search engine for $1.8 billion. Readers of Loyalty Traveler may know I am a frequent user of Both sites rank in the Top 10 travel sites in the USA. Priceline makes most of its money from hotel bookings. Kayak makes 80% of its revenue from flight search referrals according to…

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10% off booking by Nov 22 offers a coupon for 10% off a hotel booking made by November 22, 2012; valid for the first 40,000 participants. The coupon is not valid for reservations at most major hotel chains.  Looking over the extensive list of excluded hotel brands I noticed Choice Hotels’ brands and Best Western are not listed in the…

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Nov022012 Welcome Rewards new elite tiers

Welcome Rewards is the 4-year old hotel loyalty program for booking site, an Expedia affiliate company. The loyalty program is very simple. Book through and after you stay 10 nights at any partner hotels. you earn one free night credit at any partner hotel. The program is a 10% rebate program for every…

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Sep142010 Hotel Price Index 2010-Q2 findings

“Consumers should remember that hotel affordability across the world has not been this good since 2004.” – David Roche, President Hotel Price Index is a good report for the frequent guest to gauge global hotel prices and price changes over the past year. There are many tables and graphs for the reader accompanied…

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TripAdvisor Hotel Reviews and Online Travel Agency Links is growing at an incredible rate.  I primarily use the site for hotel reviews.  There are also travel forums for discussion, restaurant reviews and recommendations, and destination guides. In July when I was “mile-high” in Denver I wrote a post, Online Hotel Reviews, comparing to other hotel review sites and its dominance for…

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