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BUZZ SAW What is Hotel Brandjacking?

Category: Hotels, Posted:01 Jul 2011 | 06:00 am

This in from our wired friends, that a new wave of 'brandjacking' is taking place in the world of hotel online bookings.
For those who don't know the term – it broadly refers to third party, and in most cases unauthorized use of hospitality brand names to point to external web sites or booking engines.
In many cases these schemes rely on miss-spelled names, or nearly identically named domains with traffic that is then directed to a booking portal or pay-per-click site.

The business model is huge and the rise of identical twins is displacing significant levels of business from hotel chain global booking sites into online travel sites.

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Thailand’s Sandbox Is Not A Quarantine

Category: Tourism, Posted:12 Jun 2021 | 10:45 am As we are 19 days away from Thailand’s Sandbox tourism reopening in Phuket, there continues to be a misunderstanding of the overall rules and the term quarantine is incorrectly used. Quarantine by definition is isolation, whereby Sandbox travelers will be able to move throughout their hotel, visit beaches, restaurants, shops etc. Remember Phuket is about […]
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C9 Hotelworks Releases New Krabi Report

Category: Hotels, Posted:07 Jun 2021 | 06:00 am Comparing major Southern Thai resort destinations, Krabi is one that historically balances well between the international and domestic markets. In the new Krabi Hotel Market Update from C9 Hotelworks, we take a look back at pre-Covid trading to examine from what point hoteliers hope tourism will upcycle towards recovery and what will the trends be. […]
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SHA Plus Program In Focus

Category: Hotels, Posted:06 Jun 2021 | 13:17 pm A key part of the upcoming Phuket Sandbox reopening process is the requirement for incoming international travelers to stay in an SHA Plus hotel for 14 days, or shorter if only visiting the island. Those who want to travel onward to other destinations in Thailand can proceed after a 14-day period. As travelers are scrambling […]