Archive for the ‘Marketing’ Category

Upselling: Creating A Unique Guest Experience

Hoteliers seem to struggle to find ways to increase revenue, but by implementing an upselling strategy that goes beyond the typical freebie offer is sometimes all that is necessary to create a unique guest experience and increase revenue. The first step in implementing an upsell program for your property is to determine the upsell opportunities… (more)

The Crucial Moments That Can Make or Break Your Guest Experience

May 23rd, 2019 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)

How To Make The Most Out Of The Summer Season

May 15th, 2019 Lisa Livingston Hospitality Trends, Marketing

With summer rapidly approaching, millions of people are making travel arrangements and booking hotels. With that in mind, how is your property making the most out of the summer season? After researching some of the busiest summer destinations, we thought we’d bring you some of the top summer campaign tips to kick your property into… (more)

Does your online booking strategy match the trends?

April 18th, 2019 Kent Howard Hospitality Trends, Marketing

Online Travel Agents (OTAs) like Booking.com and Expedia.com now garner 39% (Travel Daily News) of total online bookings.  This staggering number continues to grow every year making it an absolute must for hoteliers to establish effective partnerships with these services.  Let’s take a deeper dive on the numbers and see what is trending and how this… (more)

Effective Hotel Marketing Stratigies

April 10th, 2019 Lisa Livingston Hospitality Trends, Marketing

Effective hotel marketing means that you not only have to impact future guests, but you must appeal to your existing and former guests too.  However, marketing goes beyond just building your brand, it also encompasses guest bookings, planning, and researching their trips. There are so many variables in marketing strategies available to savvy hoteliers these… (more)

Win with GDPR in 4 easy steps!

March 22nd, 2019 Lisa Livingston Data Management, General, Marketing

Customer data is held in high regard these days for those in the hospitality industry.  But with all information and technology; great power brings great responsibility.  The responsibility doesn’t always land on you as the hotel owner.  First, before you can protect your guests’ data, it’s imperative that you know what kinds of data you’re… (more)

Social Media for Hotels: 6 Tips to Maximize Your Facebook and Instagram Posts

March 13th, 2019 Kent Howard Hospitality Trends, Marketing

Because the travel industry is mainly recognized by visual appearances, there are many ways to market your property (both inside and outside) on social media. If you want your potential guests to take a second or third look at your property you must be able to evoke a response from them and what better way… (more)

Selecting a CRM Solution? Here are some helpful tips

February 28th, 2019 Lisa Livingston Data Management, General, Marketing

As customer relationship management software (CRM) is moved to the forefront of technological requirements for hoteliers in 2019, hoteliers are in search of a CRM solution that can accurately measure guest desires, collect guest data, and analyze guest experiences. Plus, the solution must hit all the communication touch points throughout the guest journey. The truth… (more)

Rev up Occupancy and Revenue with Gift Cards

February 14th, 2019 Lisa Livingston Hospitality Trends, Latest News, Marketing

As a hotelier, your goal is to offer unique experiences to your guests, so it makes sense to offer gift cards so your guests can experience all there is to do around your property.  Gift cards are easy to set up, easy to maintain, and can encompass a full getaway weekend, or additional discounts in… (more)