Video: AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin on challenges and opportunities in hospitality

AccorHotels, with 240,000 employees across 95 countries, is opening a new hotel every 36 hours. Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels, told #IHIF2017 the business is adopting an asset-lite structure and has “never, ever been stronger”.

Video: Expedia CEO Khrosrowshahi on OTA commission levels

In an interview at #IHIF2017, Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of The Expedia Group, talks about the level of commissions changed currently by his company and other OTAs, and highlights the trend of de-bundling. Describing Google as a marketing platform and important strategic partner, Khosrowshahi said Google was a very expensive distribution channel.  “They’re like your friend that owns a really big yacht but charges you for it all the time.”

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