Simone Puorto

Travel Tech Journalist | Published Author | Consultant

Simone Puorto

Simone Puorto is a travel tech journalist with over 20 years of experience in the Industry. Lecturer for business schools such as ESSEC, Les Roches, ESG, Hotel Business School by Forte Village and LUISS, published author, public speaker, panel moderator, Board Member for BWG Strategy and author for PhocusWire, HOTELSMag,, HospitalityNet, HotelOnline and many more. Former hotel General Manager, he has worked with hundreds of hotels, web agencies, startups and travel tech providers worldwide. In 2017 he founded his own travel consulting firm, named after him (Simone Puorto Consulting).

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AMOMA Is Dead, Long Live To Rate Leakage!

It's official: AMOMA filed for bankruptcy and terminated all of its activities, "with immediate effect." The official reason, ironically enough, would rely on metasearch engines' shady business practices: on its website, in fact, AMOMA accuses "price comparators" to be nothing else than media agencies, "owned by companies operating in the same segment," leading to a "negative impact on free competition.

Attribute Based Shopping - A blessing or a bane?

While attribute based shopping has been discussed for over 10 years, the level of noise about its application for the hotel industry has significantly increased in the last 18 months. After significant investment in new systems and technology, companies like IHG are tipping their toes in the ABS waters.

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