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Impala News

With Impala, even the smallest travel agent can access the biggest hotel chain. Even the busiest hotel manager can reach new markets. See how we’re building the future of travel, together.

Room Sellers

Booking and Expedia’s dominance pervades year after year

The travel industry was full of bright ideas and optimism at Skift Global Forum. But will the two giants leave any room for anyone else to flourish?

Room Sellers

Five leading hotel chains Impala can connect you to - fast

Forward-thinking groups are working with Impala to make their rooms available to innovative travel agents. Get to know just some of the trailblazers that Impala can connect you to.

Julia Panabiere

Product Manager Julia on why getting set up with Impala is so easy for hotels

For too long, starting new partnerships has been plagued with drama and complexity. Impala Product Manager Julia Panabiere explains how our technology has finally simplified things.

Charlie Cowley
Room Sellers

Three things OTA titans can learn from newcomer startups

Access to new technology is welcoming a wave of new OTAs to the market. There’s a thing or two the industry old guard can learn from them.

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There one thing hotels need to ace to attract digital nomads

Properties worldwide are clamouring to attract long-stay guests, but there’s one thing that they’re often overlooking, according to an Impalan who’s been working remotely for two years

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Room Sellers

Overheard at Phocuswright Europe: What’s on travel’s mind?

The snatches of conversation we heard in Amsterdam reveal a lot about what travel leaders are thinking about. See the quotes - and read our reactions.

Inside Impala

Inside Impala: Alessandro Nesta talks transitioning from front desk to home office

Inside Impala explores life on our team from the perspective of Impalans themselves. Alessandro Nesta, a Customer Operations Associate on the Booking Operations team, shares how he stays connected with his team, where he loves to travel and how he transitioned from front desk to home office.

Aerial view of hotel with beach and pool

“Why not?”: Luxury Tor Hotel Group explain why they joined Impala

Wa talked to Tor Hotel Group, a small family-run collection of luxury hotels in Greece, to find out what drew them to Impala.

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Room Sellers

Infrequently asked questions: OTAs, it’s time to rethink how you evaluate supply partners

Here’s our guide to the most common questions we hear, and what we’d suggest asking instead to make sure you're getting the most from Open Distribution.


The 2022 travel trends hotels need to know about

We comb through the data - and check in with the Impalans talking to hotels every day - to discover what you need to know about right now.

Old world Art Deco style hotel

What hotel relics of days gone by can tell us about the future

Take a walk with us down memory lane as we recall some of the one-time hotel staples that are now consigned to a bygone era - and what they can tell us about the future of the hotel industry.


Maximise your stay at Emirates Palace, Impala’s newest partner hotel

If you’re dreaming of a long getaway in the UAE, we have a few suggestions on how to best experience Emirates Palace.