Archive for the ‘Online Bookings’ Category

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)

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)

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)

Manage and Streamline Your Rates Directly in roomMaster with Stayfull

March 20th, 2020 Stefano Mocella Hotel PMS, Hotel Property Management, Online Bookings

Stayfull Channel Manager ensures rate parity across all sites With OTAs continuing to emerge as a necessary ally to increase your hotel’s online presence, the need for a powerful hotel channel manager continues to grow. Research suggests that as much as 72% of independent hotel bookings are now done through a third party OTA. While… (more)

The Key Ingredients of a Powerful Channel Manager

March 5th, 2020 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)

InnQuest Software Launches Stayfull Channel Manager

December 17th, 2019 Stefano Mocella Marketing, Online Bookings

InnQuest Software is pleased to announce the launch of their Stayfull Channel Manager, a powerful hotel channel manager allowing hoteliers to manage all OTA connections directly from roomMaster. Stayfull allows roomMaster users to take their property’s online distribution to the next level and grow bookings. With the WebBook Booking Engine and now Stayfull, hoteliers can… (more)