Archive for the ‘Hospitality Trends’ Category

Which Boutique Hotel Themes Have Emerged in 2020?

August 25th, 2020 Stefano Mocella Hospitality Trends

Intimacy, unique atmosphere the way to go as more hotels open The hospitality industry was reopened roughly two months ago in the UK and as hotels open up, we’ve seen the boom of staycationers and domestic travellers. The desire for a getaway remains entrenched in consumers, as many are simply looking for an escape from… (more)

Why You Need a Cloud PMS Right Now

Hoteliers of all property sizes and locations know the importance of a property management system (PMS). Whether they’re operating a small bed and breakfast, student housing, or a large branded chain, having a modern PMS will put you ahead of the game when it comes to running your property. When your property is utilizing a… (more)

Top Five Features to Look for in a Channel Manager

August 13th, 2020 Lisa Livingston Hotel PMS, Hotel Property Management, Latest News, Online Bookings

As a hotelier it’s important to stay up to date with hospitality trends. Probably the most complicated trend and topic is that of Channel management. Our hope is that this blog will provide you with the top features to look for when choosing a channel manager, and hopefully debunk the mysteries surrounding this powerful add-on… (more)

4 Things Hoteliers Can Do To Increase Direct Bookings

July 21st, 2020 Mark Ellis Hospitality Technology, Marketing, Online Bookings

If there’s one question hoteliers ask themselves every day, it’s: “how can I increase direct bookings?”. And that’s understandable because ‘beating’ the online travel agents (OTAs) feels like an impossible task… …until you realise that it isn’t really a battle. Seriously – in order to gain more direct bookings as a hotelier, you need to view this industry as… (more)

How These Three Technologies Can Enhance Your Guest Experience

There aren’t a lot of businesses these days that don’t have some form of automation; from airline ticket counters, to self-checkouts at the grocery store, automation can be considered a blessing and a curse. However, while full automation may reduce operational and staffing costs, in the hotel industry it also eliminates the ability to utilize… (more)

5 Marketing Strategies For Hotels As They Enter The Next Phase

June 12th, 2020 Mark Ellis General, Hospitality Trends, Marketing

You may be tired of hearing about ‘the new normal’ and ‘life after COVID-19’, but whatever name this new era is given, it’s something we all have to face in the hospitality industry. More specifically, this is a moment we must seize because we’re entering an era that will present plenty of opportunities for the… (more)

How to get your hotel ready for domestic travelers

There’s a reason CNBC recently published their top 10 cities for summer staycations. As 2020 returns to some form of normality, taking a vacation in your own country is likely to be a common choice for many families. This could be fantastic news for U.S. hoteliers. The ability to tap into a growing domestic travel… (more)

How To Make The Most Out Of The Summer Season (for 2020 and 2021)

May 28th, 2020 Lisa Livingston Hospitality Trends, Marketing

There’s no doubt that this summer will be a very different one. Post COVID-19 pandemic, no one really knows what the ‘new normal’ is going to look like. But, that doesn’t mean hoteliers can’t make the most of the opportunities that will begin to present themselves as the world reopens for business. With summer rapidly approaching… (more)

Five Benefits of Switching to a Cloud-based PMS 

May 13th, 2020 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… (more)