Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)
Many leading airlines have a section which allows travellers to book hotels. Very few of them manage their own hotel inventory and partner with leading OTAs like Booking.com, Expedia and HRS. Listed are popular airlines which have a dedicated hotel booking feature. Also mentioned (where known) are their OTA partners. If your hotel destination is being served by these airlines, then it is worth checking if your hotel is listed on their partner OTA.
A very exciting and chaotic arena in the world of travel. Some regions have developed fast like Latin America, China and India – the others offer enormous opportunities. Some of them can be difficult to work with as they evolve, but these emerging OTAs play an increasingly important role.
OTAs based in one region sending travellers to hotels in the same region. This list is rather basic and could use a lot of further inputs.
This is the segment that made AirBnB legendary. Lots more players in this segment now.
Hostels have evolved and come a long way. Now travellers get to choose from trendy stylish places through a variety of websites that specialise in hostels.
Camping has gone mainstream. Glamping is a buzzword and the choices have multiplied.
Traditionally, Bed & Breakfasts did not have a strong online presence. This has changed with smaller establishments adopting cloud based reservations systems and enabling instant reservations.
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