Archive for the ‘Hotel Property Management’ Category

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)

Five reasons why a cloud-based PMS is a great investment

The adage “you get out what you put in” couldn’t be more accurate in for hoteliers. In fact, a shift is happening in the hotel industry as hoteliers are quickly making cloud-based PMS systems their top choice. Typically, a cloud-based PMS system is the first choice for new hoteliers. However, small boutique hotels, medium sized… (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)

Summer Hotelier Tips: 4 Ways To Use Your Hotel Channel Manager More Effectively

August 5th, 2020 Mark Ellis Hotel Property Management, Online Bookings

It’s summer, and we’re in the middle of a unique calendar year, which means most hoteliers have probably not concerned themselves with refining their distribution strategy. That’s understandable, but if you can squeeze an extra hour or so out of your day to pay closer attention to your channel manager, you’ll be able to maximize… (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)

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)