Interview w/ Max Starkov, President and CEO, Hospitality eBusiness Solutions – Discussing the article: The End of the Merchant Model as We Know It
The always informative Max Starkov joins us in this Windows Media streaming audio interview to follow-up on the article he co-wrote with Jason Price. Is this really the end of the merchant model? If so, why? We also discuss the comeback of the traditional travel agency and the possible downfall of third-party hotel websites. If you’ve ever booked a hotel room on-line, this is worth listening to. You may want to take notes.
Hospitality eBusiness Strategies, Inc. - Hospitality eBusiness Strategies, Inc. is a leading Internet strategy-consulting firm for the hospitality and travel verticals. At HeBS, we advise lodging and travel companies on Internet, eDistribution and eMarketing strategies in key eBusiness areas. Whether an independent or branded hotel, major hotel chain or hotel management company, our clients stay ahead of the competition and capture new market share with an effective Internet strategy. For more information visit www.hospitalityebusiness.com.
Kevin Heilbronner is the US Editor for wiredhotelier.com and hospitalitynet.org, providing streaming multimedia-content for these websites. Based outside of Washington DC, Heilbronner has worked with Hsyndicate to conduct interviews at several hospitality trade shows in the US and Europe over the last couple of years. His column and content are featured in the Hospitality Net weekly newsletter. A familiar voice in Washington, DC, Heilbronner is the stadium announcer for the NBA's Washington Wizards, WNBA's Washington Mystics and WUSA's Washington Freedom. He resides in Centreville, VA and can be reached via email: [email protected]