Company well-positioned to support recent acquisition spree… Here’s more from Maybank Kim Eng: Overseas expansion. FEOR recently inked a non-binding MOU with Straits Trading Company (STC) to consider acquiring: (1) STC’s entire hospitality management business (including trademark rights to the “Rendezvous” and “Marque” brands); (2) 50% interest in three Australian hotels, namely Rendezvous Studio Hotel … Read more Far East Orchard likely to pull off "expansionary gambit": Maybank
Singapore Holiday Hotel Deals 2012- Enjoy 50% Off Your 2nd Night’s Stay! Planning for your holiday in Singapore? Book a minimum 2-nights and get 50% off your 2nd night’s stay. Your 2nd night can start from as low as SGD 80! Whether you’re planning for shopping along Singapore’s bustling shopping belt- Orchard Road, or … Read more Singapore Hotel Deals – Save 50% Off Your 2nd Night at Any Far East Hospitality Hotel!
Far East Hospitality Launches New e-Commerce Website Singapore’s largest hotel group Far East Hospitality has officially launched its new website StayFarEast.com to the world. To celebrate its rollout, for a limited time Far East Hospitality will offer 40% off its BAR (best available rate) for online bookings made from August 28 to September 3, 2012 … Read more Last Day – Visit Singapore and Save 40% On Your Hotel with StayFarEast.com
Google buys Frommers, destination content in search just got a little bit more interesting Google has made another strategic acquisition in the travel space, snapping up guidebook and online destination content publisher Frommer’s for an undisclosed fee. Sources within Frommer’s confirmed the deal after the Wall Street Journal got whiff of the acquisition earlier today. … Read more Google buys Frommers, destination content in search just got a little bit more interesting
After a rough year of defending itself from its detractors, TripAdvisor now describes itself as the more modest “reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more” or “over 50 million reviews & opinions by travelers.” To be clear, TripAdvisor is not evil, and Kaufer remains one of … Read more Social media and SEO created a mutant in travel – Introducing Fake Review Optimization
Now that the Advertising Standards Authority has banned hotel recommendation site TripAdvisor from claiming its reviews as truthful, it’s going to be harder than ever to sift out the real from faked. We’re here to help. Following last week’s Amazon product review scandal, after a months-long scandal involving its faked accommodations assessments,TripAdvisor can no longer … Read more How to Spot a Fake Online Hotel Review
If Local Search Marketing was hot before last week it’s now smoking hot! We’re going to tell you what has changed in Local Search, What it means for your business and how you can leverage these changes to your advantage so keep reading. By the way, we’ve previously blogged over at UntangleMyWeb.com on how to … Read more Google Just Changed the Game on Local Search
The Internet has fundamentally changed the way that buyers and sellers meet and interact in the marketplace. Online retailers make it cheap and easy to browse, comparison shop, and make purchases with the click of a mouse. The Web can also, in theory, make for better-informed purchases—both online and off—thanks to sites that offer crowdsourced … Read more Should You Trust Online Reviews?
In a bizarre twist in the battle to rid the industry of fraudulent reviews, reputation management firm Kwikchex has unveiled a star-rating system for review sites. In January, following a complaint made by Kwikchex, the Advertising Standards Authority ruled against TripAdvisor saying the site should stop claiming reviews are real, honest or trusted. Read more … Read more War on fake travel content intensifies – now it is time to rate the hotel review sites
A whitepaper by Cornell University academics on how to detect fraudulent TripAdvisor reviews: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~myleott/prevalence_WWW2012.pdf