Archive for the ‘Online Bookings’ Category

How to Turn OTA Lookers into Direct Bookers 

Let’s face it; OTAs have become a necessary part of 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)

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

June 14th, 2021 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)

Why your website needs to go mobile right now

Over the past decade, smartphones have revolutionized our lives and have become completely interconnected into our everyday routines, so much so that we barely even notice them at times.   From connecting with friends to shopping online, taking photographs or planning and booking a vacation, the opportunities are endless.   It’s because of this significance that hoteliers… (more)

Four things hoteliers can do to increase direct bookings

May 4th, 2021 Stefano Mocella General, Online Bookings

If there’s one question hoteliers ask themselves every day, it’s: “how can I increase direct hotel 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… (more)

Al Fresco In April: Ways To Take Advantage Of Outdoor Bookings

April 7th, 2021 Stefano Mocella Hotel PMS, Online Bookings

The hospitality industry has certainly been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, but it looks like hope is back on the menu. As part of his roadmap out of lockdown, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that hospitality venues will be able to start offering outdoor al fresco services again from April 12. With… (more)

Pelican Bay Resort is prepared for any natural disaster with InnQuest roomMaster cloud PMS

March 26th, 2021 Stefano Mocella Cloud PMS, Hotel PMS, Online Bookings

PELICAN BAY RESORT’S PROFILE   Located on beautiful Aransas Bay in Rockport-Fulton, TX, Pelican Bay Resort is very popular with its guests because of its New England-style cottages, poolside mini-suites and accommodations in the Lodge, nestled among mature, shady oaks. Families in particular, enjoy the safe, quiet atmosphere, the property’s fishing pier and other local amenities near the Gulf of Mexico.  … (more)

The Key Ingredients of a Powerful Channel Manager

March 18th, 2021 Mark Ellis Data Management, Hotel PMS, Online Bookings

There are so many sources of potential business for modern hotels. From the humble hotel website to the myriad of online travel agencies (OTAs) and review websites, guests can, literally, appear from anywhere. But how do you tame this vast online platform of bookings? For new and experienced hoteliers alike, channel management can be something… (more)

Is your mobile-unfriendly booking engine costing you bookings?

March 11th, 2021 Stefano Mocella Hospitality Trends, Marketing, Online Bookings

There’s no doubt that smartphones have brought more and more convenience to our lives. 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 and see people intently staring at their mobile devices; in… (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)