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Mar 09 2017 Services, Travel & Leisure

Marriott’s Starwood Integration Off to a Good Start, RevPAR Looks Mixed for 2017 (MAR)

Research Question: How is Marriott’s integration of Starwood progressing? What is the RevPAR outlook for this year? Companies: CHH, EXPE, H, HLT, IHG, LQ, MAR, PCLN, REZT, TRIP, WYN By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Marriott International Inc.’s (MAR) acquisition of Starwood strengthens the company, giving it more […]

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Marriott Idea Proposal (MAR)

Marriott Idea Proposal (MAR)

Will Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood boost the hotel industry in 2017? Report Available: March 8, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research showed a mediocre 2016 in the hotel industry, though the year finished with some momentum in Q4. Expectations for 2017 call for a deceleration of growth, though the integration of Starwood and MAR will ramp […]

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Jan 11 2017 Services, Travel & Leisure

Wave Season Bookings Swell, But China Flooded with Capacity (CCL, RCL)

Research Question: Will the 2017 wave season produce the level of booking growth expected by the cruise industry? Companies: CCL/CUK, CTRP, DIS, HKG:0678, NCLH, RCL, TYO:9101 By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings This year’s wave season bookings and revenue generated for support businesses are expected to exceed 2016 […]

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Cruise Lines Idea Proposal (CCL, RCL)

Cruise Lines Idea Proposal (CCL, RCL)

Will wave season produce the level of growth the cruise industry expects? Report Available: January 11, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows the cruise industry enthusiastic about its growth potential in 2017 with the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe and Latin America all expected to be popular destinations in the new year. Cruise companies are also benefiting […]

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TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking Has Gained Traction Since Blueshift’s June Report (TRIP)

Research Question: Is TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking feature seeing increased adoption from hotels and online travel agencies? Companies: EXPE, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, PCLN, SABR, SAP, TRIP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings TripAdvisor Inc.’s (TRIP) Instant Booking is seeing growth and increased results compared with Blueshift Research’s June 23 report. Five […]

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TripAdvisor Idea Proposal (TRIP)

TripAdvisor Idea Proposal (TRIP)

Is TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking feature seeing increased adoption from hotels and OTAs? Report Available: October 20, 2016   Blueshift’s ongoing research found TRIP’s Instant Booking feature off to a slow start with muted expectations from hotels. TRIP struggled through a disappointing Q2, is facing a slower summer travel season, and has growing direct booking competition […]

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Strong Summer Prices and Bookings to Boost Rental Car Industry

Research Question: Is Enterprise still priced to take market share from Avis and Hertz? Companies: CAR, ETR:SIX2, EXPE, HTZ, OWW By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Six of 16 sources said rental car rates have increased this summer compared to last, and six said booking volume and demand have […]

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Rental Car Industry Idea Proposal

Rental Car Industry Idea Proposal

Is Enterprise still priced to take market share from Avis and Hertz? Report Available:July 28, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows Enterprise continuing to lead the rental car industry as it achieves market share growth and high honors for its customer service. Rental car rates took a dip in June but appear to be strengthening […]

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Jun 23 2016 Travel & Leisure

Expectations, Enthusiasm Low for TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking

Research Question: Are hotels and OTAs seeing the benefits of adopting TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking feature? Companies: AMZN, EXPE, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, PCLN, TRIP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources do not have high expectations for TripAdvisor Inc.’s (TRIP) Instant Booking based on early returns. Hotels are not yet seeing […]

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Tripadvisor Idea Proposal

Tripadvisor Idea Proposal

Will consumer adoption of Tripadvisor’s Instant Booking feature make it more valuable than metasearch? Report Available: June 9, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows TRIP in the midst of transforming the way it does business with travelers, OTAs and hotels, moving away from its metasearch and rolling out a new Instant Booking feature which makes […]

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