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About the Course

In today’s hotel sector an increasingly complex network of traditional and web based channels have to be managed to insure hotel success. Key questions include: how should you distribute over the web? What should you include on your website so people book through it? How can you maximise the potential of online travel agents (OTAs)? With the distribution environment both highly complex and constantly evolving, this course will give you comprehensive foundation of current industry practices to help jump start your career in this fascinating domain. Acknowledgements: Claire Bertrand, Vincent Chatain, Jessica Moses, Benjamin Six (ESSEC Business School), Emilie Dupré (Image-In), Gregory Halidy (Triplay)...

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Sep 07, 2016

I like it and I did never imagined the abundance of its content based on today's market.\n\nReally the course helped me a lot and immediately started implementing what I learned.\n\nThank you Coursera


Jan 07, 2018

Very well done, these teachers and other important figures involved in the course are sharing extensive knowledges and they are teaching very clearly making the topic easy to comprehend, BRAVO!!!

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By Krishna S

Jul 22, 2019

Simple , Informative , Brilliant!!

By Rahul S

Apr 05, 2019

Core Concepts and Easy to Relate!!

By Paul C

Sep 16, 2016

Cours précis et très bien présenté

By Mahmoud A M

Nov 06, 2017

Very useful and important course.

By Kevin J J

Mar 25, 2018

very useful and informative


Jul 04, 2017

excellent course. thank you

By Mauricio A Q M

Aug 08, 2017

Good content

Good teachers

By Nelly C

Mar 06, 2016

Excellent way to learn!


Dec 31, 2019

Very Very Educating.

By Xavier S

Jul 19, 2017

Really great course.

By Chawki E h

Jul 21, 2017

It is perfect .

By Thomas G

Feb 05, 2019


By Tran V N

Aug 21, 2019

Good course!

By Saurabh

Aug 31, 2017

Great course

By Pamela Z

Jul 29, 2019

learn a lot

By Stevie S

Dec 12, 2017

Thank you!

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Nov 05, 2017


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By Francisco B F

Nov 14, 2016

Very Good

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By Anwar R

Jan 16, 2016

The content of the course is basically on how hotels distribute their contents (their rooms to sale). The different channels are explained, such as the OTA,, meta search, and direct channels. The course also includes a very interesting point of view from OTA where Expedia and explains their offers to hotels. I would love to have the views from hotel too, which are missing here.

The suggested readings are quite a lot, basically from the online sites, many from the hotel and travel industry (skift, for example). Those readings are very useful in digging deeper on the subject.

The assignments, are, on the other hand, quite weak. It consists of 4 peer review assignments. The first week contains a pretty quantitative analysis, but the other 3 assignments are basically conversational and just repeating what you have learnt in the class.

The non-noted quizzes were pretty easy, you almost no need to think deeper to answer those questions.

By Hugo M M

Mar 02, 2016

Great course for introducing the fundamentals of hotel management and hotel distribution. This course enables us to learn important concepts related to hotel distribution and apply them in real-life situations through the course assignments. As well as this it is not necessary any relevant background to understand the concepts presented however it may be recommended basic financial/economics knowledge.

I think that adding some quizzes during the videos would be interesting and productive as it would allow students to assure that all the concepts were understood.