Archive for the ‘Marketing’ Category

What a CRM system can bring to your hotel

January 11th, 2021 Kent Howard Hospitality Trends, Marketing

How many times has your front desk staff checked in the Jones family from Idaho? The Jones’ have visited your property for the past five years, their children have grown up on the ski slopes, and yet your staff (who have been at the property since it opened in 2014) don’t call them by their… (more)

4 Things Hoteliers Can Do To Increase Direct Bookings

December 7th, 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)

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)

Getting to know your guests: the basics of guest profiling

November 9th, 2020 Mark Ellis Data Management, Hospitality Trends, Marketing

If there’s one thing the OTAs know how to do well, it’s guest profiling. In fact, there’s a high chance they’ve obtained more data about your guests than you have… and you’re the one providing the service! The good news is this can be fixed, because as the hotelier, you have access to just as… (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)

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)

The Crucial Moments That Can Make or Break Your Guest Experience

October 1st, 2020 Lisa Livingston Hospitality Trends, Marketing

All hoteliers will attest that managing your guests’ expectations is the most rewarding and also most challenging part of their job. After all, each guest who decides to stay at your property is expecting something special from your property; whether that’s something your website promised, something a front desk clerk mentioned or something that a… (more)

Simple ways for hotels to upsell to guests

September 24th, 2020 Stefano Mocella Hospitality Technology, Hospitality Trends, Marketing

While the hotel industry has shown some signs of recovery coming off the end of summer, it is indeed still a challenging time for the industry. Occupancy rates likely won’t be what they were pre-Covid for quite a while, but that doesn’t mean marketing efforts need to stop. In fact, guests who are still traveling… (more)

6 exciting ideas for creating hotel marketing videos

September 21st, 2020 Mark Ellis General, Hospitality Trends, Marketing

Video is the new normal for marketing, especially in the digital age when streaming services are so widely used. If the year has taught us anything, it’s that hotels need to be flexible and quick to adapt. With an online presence becoming more important than ever, with hotels needing to attract guests in a digital… (more)