Top 10 Ways to Increase your Hotels Revenue

Posted by John Shortall on May 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Today, independent hotels have access to more tools boosting revenue than ever!

However, a certain amount of know-how is needed to truly leverage revenue opportunities (such as distribution channels, social media) for independent hotels. Continue reading for 10 tips and best practices for independent hotels to bolster revenue management.

Topics: Hotel Marketing, Revenue Management, Independent Hotel, Hotel Management

9 Key metrics hoteliers NEED to know - continued

Posted by John Shortall on March 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Today, independent hotels have access to more revenue and reporting tools than ever. 

However, a certain amount of know-how is needed to truly leverage revenue opportunities with your reporting suite. It starts with the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) hotels need to monitor. We've selected 9 of them, explained the first four hotel KPIs already, and are now focusing on the five remaining. 

Topics: Hotel Management, Metrics, Reporting

9 Key metrics hoteliers NEED to know

Posted by John Shortall on February 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Today, independent hotels have access to more revenue and reporting tools than ever. 

However, a certain amount of know-how is needed to truly leverage revenue opportunities with your reporting suite. It starts with the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) hotels need to monitor. We've selected 9 of them, and are explaining the first four today and the remaining five next week. 

Topics: Hotel Management, Metrics, Reporting

Decide and Don't Dither With Your Data

Posted by John Shortall on December 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM

You have Google Analytics. Great start. You run weekly traffic reports on your website. Wonderful. Let's just say you are even crunching the numbers. Okay. But are you making the right decisions as a result? Or, are you passing the buck to the so-called "experts" and allowing them decide for you? Sad but true, the latter more often than not produces decks, not decisions and speech patterns that mimic politicians that ultimately destroys the value of the data. Lesson: You decide. And to decide right, know right.

Topics: Hotel Marketing, Hotel Management

How the Lack of Awareness in New Technology Prevents Hoteliers From Growing Their Business

Posted by John Shortall on November 15, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Many small, mid and larger size hospitality businesses have one thing in common: lack of awareness of new modern tools that are now available to help them grow their businesses. Regardless of the size of a property, if it’s a resort, a hotel, motel, hostel, or a B&B, a system has to be in place in order for the property to manage guests reservations as well as its inventory and rates that are being offered on OTAs (Online Travel Agencies), GDS, the hotel booking engine etc…

Topics: Hotel Management, Hotel Technology

[Wrap-Up] The Independent Hotel Academy - San Francisco session

Posted by Sophie Gallet on November 23, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Last Tuesday, we hosted our first Independent Hotel Academy session in San Francisco, in our headquarters.

We gathered hotel industry and technology experts: Christina Norair fron RevinateDan Yacker from Duetto and Nadim El Manawy from Frontdesk Anywhere

New technology available for independent hotels to compete with larger chains, best practices for room pricing and guest engagement were some of the topics discussed during the educational event.

Topics: Revenue Management, Online Reputation, Direct Booking, Independent Hotel, Hotel Management, Free Event, Hotel Technology

[Wrap-Up] The Independent Hotel Academy - Florida sessions

Posted by Sophie Gallet on September 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM

In August, we held the first sessions of our Independent Hotel Academy with three best of breed partners: Revinate, Duetto & TripTease.

It was an exciting opportunity to learn both from experts in online reputation, revenue management, channel and online distribution, and general hotel management, but also from independent hoteliers’ unique experiences and visions.
We’d like to thank all the participants who made the events a success, and convinced us we should host more educational seminars in the States and beyond.

For those of you who couldn't attend the event, get ready as we’ll release the dates for the next events soon. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook (you'll find pictures of the events there too) or subscribe to our blog to get the invitations.

In the meantime, I'd like to share with you some of the key takeaways I gathered from this session of the Independent Hotel Academy:

Topics: Revenue Management, Online Reputation, Direct Booking, Independent Hotel, Hotel Management, Free Event, Hotel Technology

Hotel Managers and Uncontrollable Variables: How to Deal With it!

Posted by Max Braz on July 28, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Running a successful hotel is a huge challenge. It is important that hotel managers do everything they can to create an amazing experience for guests. However, there are some factors that simply are not under the control of even the best hotel managers. 

Topics: Hotel Management

Old School Systems Vs New Technology for Hoteliers

Posted by Johnny Childress on July 27, 2015 at 7:30 AM

As a hotelier, which one do you prefer to be? Old School or New School?

The decision by many hotels to embrace the ‘old-style’ way of doing things has as much to do with financial constraints as it does a sense of style or that the old ways are best. In addition to saving money, those who stick to the old-school way of doing things gain a certain satisfaction, as well as a reputation. Many travelers enjoy the experience of visiting a hotel where their door has a real key and where their check-in is logged in a real book.

Topics: Online Distribution, Hotel Management, Hotel Technology

How It Works: Managing Work Shifts

Posted by John Shortall on July 10, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Why It Is Important: 

Find Out What Happened and When It Happened

Setting up shifts is a useful tool for auditing and checking operations that have been processed during particular time periods. You can also run reports by individual shifts to track back various activities such as who took a guest payment and when they did it. 

Topics: How It Works, Hotel Management

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