Archive for the ‘Hotel Property Management’ Category

Four Reasons Smart Hotel Automation May Be Right For Your Property 

As the hospitality industry adapts to changing technology to provide better a better guest experience, they are turning towards automation to keep the technology cutting edge. Technology like automation, and smart technology features are creating quite the buzz around the hotel industry, but they are also making quite the impact on travelers and hoteliers worldwide. According to reports… (more)

Is your mobile-unfriendly booking engine costing you bookings?

November 27th, 2020 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)

5 tips for maximising direct bookings in 2021

Hosted by TripTease, the Direct Booking Summit is now in its third year and is the first event of its kind devoted to helping hoteliers increase the number of direct bookings they receive. The fact direct booking now has its own summit is a clear indication of how big a challenge it is for hoteliers (particularly… (more)

Short domestic stays in leisure market driving bookings in the UK

November 5th, 2020 Stefano Mocella Hospitality Trends, Latest News, Marketing, Online Bookings

New data suggests short stays will lead industry recovery in the UK  As the UK is in the throes of a month-long ‘leisure’ lockdown, there is some encouraging news as far as what’s in store for the industry. Knight Frank recently share some data suggesting that the short-stay leisure market is expected to emerge as a catalyst for… (more)

How to Turn OTA Lookers into Direct Bookers 

Let’s face it; OTAs have become a necessary evil in the hotel industry. They help your property become visible to the world and assist you in obtaining more bookings. With the convenience of online booking, most guests view at least one OTA site’s pricing before deciding on a booking platform. However, with OTA fees sometimes… (more)

BookingSuite to discontinue WebDirect, BookingButton and RateIntelligence as hoteliers search for booking engines

October 7th, 2020 Stefano Mocella General, Latest News, Online Bookings

Hoteliers were taken aback earlier this year when Booking.com, a world renowned online travel agency for lodging reservations, announced that BookingSuite, one of their units, would be discontinuing WebDirect, BookingButton and RateIntelligence. All three platforms will be discontinued, effective November 30th, 2020.  That leaves hotels with just a couple more months to find a suitable… (more)

The simple Google Analytics guide for hoteliers

You’re a modern, savvy hotelier, which means you’ve got a website with an awesome online booking portal. Obviously. It also means you understand what Google Analytics is. You’re aware that it provides vital insight into the way in which visitors interact with your hotel’s most important web presence. You also know that it offers data… (more)

How UK hoteliers can boost destination promotion to boost occupancy

September 14th, 2020 Mark Ellis Hospitality Trends, Marketing, Online Bookings

Some hotels try hard to be unique so that guests are more likely to come knocking, but the biggest influence on booking numbers will often be location, location, location. Hence, destination promotion is crucial in having guests flock to your hotel. The UK hospitality industry is currently in a period where reaching out to domestic… (more)

5 things you can do today to put your independent hotel ahead of the big chain competition

September 3rd, 2020 Mark Ellis Hotel Property Management, Marketing

Running an independent hotel can feel like an uphill struggle – especially if you stick to the same old methods you’ve always used and ignore the need to innovate. But rather than let the big chains walk all over you, it makes sense to stop procrastinating and take action. Here are five things you can… (more)