Archive for the ‘Hotel Property Management’ Category

Five Benefits of Switching to a Cloud-based PMS 

December 3rd, 2018 Lisa Livingston Hospitality Trends, Hotel Property Management

If you have been working in hotels since the 1990’s or before it’s likely you’re using an outdated PMS system to run the property.  Prior to the PMS software technology boom, it was common practice to use a simplistic reservation system to keep track of guest comings and goings. While your outdated PMS system may have kept records, and calculated what you… (more)

Tips to Increase Guest Engagement Before, During and After the Stay 

October 30th, 2018 Lisa Livingston Hotel Property Management, Marketing

“There is extraordinary chemistry that exists in long-term relationships.” ~ Conrad Levinson  Hoteliers are in the business to make their guests happy, right? Therefore, it goes without saying that hoteliers don’t want their guests to be unhappy when visiting their property. Consequently, this means that a hotelier spends a great deal of time focusing on their… (more)

Five Strategies to Increase Direct Bookings

October 24th, 2018 Lisa Livingston Hotel Property Management, Marketing, Online Bookings

Direct Bookings…all hoteliers know that driving them has become a key objective for properties of all sizes, and they are one of the best revenue management strategies.  You may still believe that OTAs are going to provide you with the most bookings, but by taking back your reservations from the OTAs you can increase repeat… (more)

Is your mobile-unfriendly booking engine costing you bookings?

October 2nd, 2018 Lisa Livingston Hospitality Trends, Marketing, Online Bookings

It’s unrealistic to think that our smartphones actually make us smarter (lol); but isn’t it accurate to say our smartphones make our lives easier? Think of all the things we do from our smartphones: Play games, watch movies, listen to music, book flights, even make hotel reservations. On any given day, you can look around… (more)

Cybersecurity essentials for independent hoteliers

September 25th, 2018 Kent Howard Hospitality Trends, Hotel Property Management

In August 2018, Chinese hotel chain Huazhu Hotels Group was hit by a data breach that could have affected 130 million customers. In what is thought to be the largest data breach in China in the last five years, hackers successfully gained access to 240 million lines of data that contained email addresses, bank account… (more)

How To Be a Productive, Independent Hotelier and Fantastic Boss

September 11th, 2018 Kent Howard General, Hospitality Trends, Hotel Property Management

Long hours, sacrificed weekends and a constant battle to remain current with an incredibly dynamic, evolving industry are just some of the challenges facing today’s independent hotelier. If you’re in that position, then it’s also easy to forget that you’re a boss, too. Your staff looks to you to be the leader, so your role… (more)

Great Guest Relationships Start With Your Online Booking System

September 4th, 2018 Kent Howard General, Hospitality Trends, Hotel Property Management, Marketing

A recent survey by Allianz Global revealed that 53% of travelers are unlikely to use sharing services such as Airbnb this year. Citing reasons such as not wanting to share with strangers and the belief that hotels have superior offerings, is this proof that interest in hospitality disruptors is waning? In reality, the sharing economy… (more)

The Hotel Industry Is Evolving: Is Your PMS System?

August 30th, 2018 Lisa Livingston General, Hospitality Trends, Hotel Property Management

Hoteliers didn’t always have a property management system (PMS) to assist with the everyday operations. In fact, prior to Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone invention, guests booked their travel arrangements by mail or poorly spelled telegrams. Early hoteliers wrote down most of a guest’s information with a pencil or pen on a plain piece of paper. … (more)

Good Reviews Provide Much More Than Just Rave Reviews

August 17th, 2018 Lisa Livingston Hospitality Trends, Hotel Property Management

When you successfully take control of your online reputation, your property will reap the rewards. From increased rankings on Google and review sites to improved operations, your guests will feel the impact too. Stay ahead of the competition and turn your guests into online advocates for your hotel.