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Apr 24 2014 Services, Travel & Leisure

Cruise Lines Gaining Back Pricing Power; River Cruises all the Rage

Research Question: Will cruise lines need to rely on continued discounts and decreased pricing to drive bookings for the rest of 2014? Companies: CCL, DIS, HKG:0678, NCLH, RCL By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Fourteen of 16 travel agent sources noted increased bookings in 1Q14 compared to 1Q13. Pricing is […]

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App Gives EXPE Lead, Positions it for Growth in OTA Mobile Market

Research Question: Which OTA company leads in mobile conversion rates, and which is most popular with consumers? Companies: EXPE, OWW, PCLN, TRIP By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Expedia Inc. (EXPE) was identified most often as leading the way in mobile app popularity and cited as well-positioned for growth, according […]

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Rental Car Fleets in Line with Solid Demand

Research Question: Are rental car fleets for Hertz, Avis and Enterprise a rational size for profit, and what is their inventory utilization rate? Companies: CAR, HTZ By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings National rental car fleets are sized appropriately at all the major rental car companies. Regional increases to meet […]

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Largest Property Owners/Managers Support AWAY’s Pay-Per-Booking

Research Question: Will HomeAway’s new pay-per-booking program deliver increased revenue and rental listings, or cannibalize its subscription-based business? Companies: AWAY, EXPE, PCLN, TRIP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Thirteen of 23 sources, including professional property managers with more than 1,000 properties, said HomeAway Inc. (AWAY) will increase revenue and […]

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Jan 13 2014 Services, Travel & Leisure

Wave Season Bookings Swell, Carnival Flounders

Research Question: What is the outlook for 2014 wave season bookings, pricing and incentives, and market share? Companies: CCL, DIS, HKG:0678, LON:TT, NCLH, RCL, TYO:9101/NPNYY By: Susan Jennings Kantari Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Bookings for 2014’s wave season (January through March) have swelled, while cruise pricing has been stable to up […]

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Nov 25 2013 Services, Travel & Leisure

Booking.com Holds OTA Lead Among Europe’s Chain and Independent Hotels

Research Question: What are OTA booking trends at hotels in the United Kingdom, France and Germany? Companies: EXPE, GOOG, OWW, PCLN, TRIP, YHOO By: Reverdy Johnson & Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Use of online travel agencies, or OTAs, continues to grow throughout Europe. 68% of our chain and independent […]

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Summer Rental Car Demand Leads to Higher Rates

Research Question: Did summer rental car bookings and demand support higher rental rates, or did competition keep prices in check? Companies: CAR, DTGF, ETR:SIX2, HTZ By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Summer rental car bookings increased year to year, allowing rental car companies to support firmer and upward-trending prices and […]

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Jul 31 2013 Services, Travel & Leisure

Gaylord Properties Remain in Demand Despite Acquisition Hiccups

Research Question: How have customers’ relationships with Gaylord salespeople changed since Marriott took over Gaylord properties? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: MAR, RHP Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Overall, sources have been satisfied with sales and service from Gaylord properties following Marriott International Inc.’s (MAR) management takeover, but eight voiced some concerns […]

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Rental Car Demand Up, Rates Remain Flat This Summer

Research Question: Are summer rental car bookings and demand supporting higher rental rates, or is competition keeping prices in check? Companies: CAR, HTZ   By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Rental car bookings in early summer were higher year to year for seven of our eight sources. The remaining source […]

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May 15 2013 Services, Travel & Leisure

Cruise Industry Largely Immune to Carnival’s Mishaps, Steep Discounts

Research Question: Will recent negative publicity regarding the cruise industry cause a decline in cruise bookings and fares for the remainder of 2013? By: David Franklin Companies: CCL, DIS, HKG:0678, RCL Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Despite Carnival Corp.’s (CCL) recent mishaps, six of 10 travel agents and four industry specialists expect […]

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