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In addition to offering a platform, some aggregators like Trivago also offer Hotel management tools. Trivago introduces the Rates Insights. A system that gives suppliers insights in the (expected) rates in the industry and especially those of the competitors. <br>
 
In addition to offering a platform, some aggregators like Trivago also offer Hotel management tools. Trivago introduces the Rates Insights. A system that gives suppliers insights in the (expected) rates in the industry and especially those of the competitors. <br>
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Read more info on [http://hotelmanager-blog.trivago.com/en-us/rate-insights-competitive-prices/].<br><br>
 
Read more info on [http://hotelmanager-blog.trivago.com/en-us/rate-insights-competitive-prices/].<br><br>
 
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Latest revision as of 21:26, 11 January 2020

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What is an aggregator?

An aggregator is a proximity-based hotel (motel, Airbnb etc) meta search engine that searches travel websites, hotel-websites, airlines etc. for availability and (the best) rates available. They are in fact the new 'middle man', the new shops, where you can compare offers, rates, availability etc. They are, by now, a very important factor in the distribution in hospitality. They do much more than just 'reproducing' the data. The offer the customer's filters and additional information (reviews, maps, cross-products etc) and they offer the industry possibilities to promote their products.
The business-models is mostly fee-based, or commission. So each client (or click) they bring to a hotel, they get rewarded. The professional sites will ask for commissions anywhere from 2 to 10%. Remember, especially in leisure bookings in hotels, the percentage booked by an individual hotel website is slim, often under 30%.

Management tools

In addition to offering a platform, some aggregators like Trivago also offer Hotel management tools. Trivago introduces the Rates Insights. A system that gives suppliers insights in the (expected) rates in the industry and especially those of the competitors.

Read more info on [1].

Best rates
To make the sites more attractive, most aggregators not only ask for a fee paid by the hotel (supplier), but they also ask for special rates of special guarantees. So many times your hotel will only be listed if you do guarantee that the rate offered on their platform is the lowest of all the channels. So even on your own websites you are not allowed to undercut this rate. So this also means a high risk of dependency on the aggregator, being a hotel. The difference between an OTA (online tour operator) and an aggregator is sometimes hard to tell. As well as the difference between review sites and affiliates: often review sites are affiliates. As all of this is online, new developments and business models are developed every day.

List of aggregators
Popular aggregators are:


Deal sites
There is also a large number of 'deal sites' like Groupon, Social Deal e.g. They have a selected offer only and do not compare hotels. Still, they also have a market share in the leisure market on hotel bookings of a few %.


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