HBSi gaining momentum with distribution of hotel inventory

Just ran across an interesting news item that I missed last November. Good, old HBSi finally snagged US Airways Vacations to distribute hotels from HBSi network.

Even though most tour operators like GoGo, Travel Impressions and Funjet participate for distribution….and connectivity to all GDS’s is in the works, I am curious about the relative scarcity of Hotel Suppliers in the fold. Maybe, the fact is that all hotels are owned by a handful of companies, and it is futile looking for a big list! One could argue that Synxis provides a respectable feed for inventory…and Hyatt, ICH, Harrah’s and Wyndham are no small change either. Sandals provides the ‘resort’ flavor that can only grow this point on.

This one bears watching…