Thursday, August 20, 2009

Beware Of Fat Finger Rates

In our post HERE we mentioned a four-star hotel near Venice mistakenly offering rooms for 1 euro cent due to uploading incorrect online rates.

This story has captured people's imagination by appealing to the basic human condition of wanting something for nothing and has gone viral.

Apparently accommodation providers uploading incorrect tariff onto online accommodation reseller sites has become so commonplace that this now has its own industry catchphrase. We note that some hotel industry commentators are referring to this phenomenon as "Fat Finger Rates".

As an admirer of industry jargon we will be attempting to use the phrase "Fat Finger Rates" as many times as we can over the next week...

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