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Kayak BOB V2 and You

At Koddi, we get excited about being able to gain the most granular insights into our metasearch campaigns bookings, so the more data we are given, the better we are able to optimize. One publisher, in particular, has taken this feedback and gone above and beyond in providing granular data […]

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The Best Apps For Stress-Free Travel

The thrills of traveling are endless: different cultures, people, foods, sights, and smells. But the downside of traveling is that it can be very stressful. There is a lot to organize, research and a lot of opportunities for things to go wrong. One of the more stressful starts to a […]

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Opportunities on Kayak Mobile

Kayak launched a new mobile experience a couple of months ago that allows its users to view a wider array of advertisers when searching on mobile. User Interface Updates Previously, when a user would click on a hotel, the resulting hotel page would display only one advertiser above the “More” […]

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Kayak and TripAdvisor Testing New Interfaces

In a competitive space like metasearch, it’s no surprise to see the top players innovate and make changes to gain the most consumer share. Part of this involves consistently testing new interfaces in an attempt to optimize time on site, conversion rate, and plain old aesthetics. We’ve noticed both Kayak […]

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Proximity Matters: Finding the Closest Hotel

When searching for a hotel, there are many different ways users can search: They can search for a specific hotel or brand name They can search for hotels in a city and narrow down by price and amenities They can search for a hotel closest to an attraction When traveling […]

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3 Fundamental Practices of Metasearch Management

We all know the power of 101 – fundamental knowledge. In practice, what is fundamental leads to advanced applications and continuous pursuit of improvement. Today we wanted to share some fundamental practices of metasearch campaign management that we have always found helpful. Inventory Audit When it comes to updating the […]

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Driving Bookings with Amenities

We are always looking for the best ways to improve our clients’ metasearch performance. With a growing number of properties participating, it can be difficult to stand out. While price, reviews, location and convenience remain the most important considerations for travelers, a study recently conducted by TripAdvisor identified that 77% of consumer booking decisions are influenced by the available amenities. Amenities serve as a value add for customers. The more discerning travelers will not even consider a property if the right amenities are not available.

Think of it this way, participating in metasearch is a lot like competing on The Bachelor. One customer has the choice of dozens of beautiful properties vying for their attention. All of them hoping to earn that coveted rose (in this case booking) and save themselves from elimination. So how do you stand out? Is it by being the easiest or cheapest option? This will definitely earn you a lot of attention, but it doesn’t often lead to a long term relationship. Everyone knows that the winner will be the one that “gets” the bachelor on a deeper level and can satisfy all of their needs. So how can your hotel win the rose? Attractive amenities may be the answer.

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