Tips From Booking.com: Boost you Visibility and Win More Bookings!

Posted by India Metz on September 22, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Do you want to increase your exposure to as many potential guests as possible and guarantee that your property is always visible on Booking.com website and mobile apps? All you have to do is load your rates and availability for at least 12 months in advance.

Remember, if you don't have set them, customers won't be able to find and book your property - that create a lack of visibilty. 

Topics: Online Booking Engine

8 Ways to Inspire More Bookings Through Your Hotel Website

Posted by Ardalan Zandian on August 7, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Your website is one of your most important business tools. Most customers who are new to your brand learn about it and make their booking decision on your website. Plus, your site has the power to be selling 24 hours a day, seven days a week, worldwide -- that makes it uniquely powerful! Unfortunately, many hospitality brands have websites that simply aren’t working for them.

How can you make sure your site is doing everything possible to inspire new bookings? These tips will help you empower your site to compete in the world of premium luxury hospitality.

Topics: Online Booking Engine

5 Tips to Select the Right Image to Increase Bookings

Posted by Marcel Ruijken on August 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM

My work (and expertise) is to make hotel images convert better. I believe that is something every hotelier wants. Let me share with you a few tips.

Topics: Online Booking Engine, Hotel Images

Following in the Footsteps of TripAdvisor, Google Now Provides Instant Booking for Hotels

Posted by Joe Kiernan on July 24, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Just like TripAdvisor, Google users can now book a hotel room without ever leaving google.

Whether consumers are searching for lava lamps or hotel rooms, Google has always been focused on providing users with an incomparable user experience across all devices. While Google has always provided users with information about hotels through Google Search, Google Maps, and Google+, the search engine giant is now letting users instantly book rooms with "Book on Google." Similar to TripAdvisor's Instant Booking initiative, Book on Google allows users to finish the entire booking process without ever venturing out from its comfortable interface.

Topics: Online Booking Engine, Online Distribution, Distribution Channels (OTA), TripAdvisor, Google

5 Ways to Wow Guests with Your Online Booking

Posted by Ardalan Zandian on July 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Today's online travel agencies (OTAs) like Priceline are a crucial component of advertising for countless independent hotels, especially for filling rooms at the last minute or during low booking seasons. However, you should make sure not to miss the opportunity to delight guests with your own booking process. Continue reading for five easy ways to make sure you wow your guest with your online booking process before they ever set foot in your lobby.

Topics: Online Booking Engine, Direct Booking, Distribution Channels (OTA), Guest Experience

10 Reasons Millennials Are Not Staying At Your Independent Hotel

Posted by Ardalan Zandian on July 2, 2015 at 7:30 AM

They're demanding, the most difficult to please, and can be annoying; but Millennials represent a staggering amount of buying power and wealth that cannot be ignored. With a staggering 80 million millennials in America, this generation makes up about 25% of the entire population. More importantly, millennials represent more than $200 billion in buying power each year and have a high expectations for your small independent hotel. As a result, it's important to know what they are looking for and how to avoid displeasing this generation. Continue reading to learn 10 reasons millennials are not staying at your independent hotel.

Topics: Hotel Marketing, Online Booking Engine, Online Distribution, Independent Hotel, Millennial Guests

Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Direct Hotel Bookings vs OTA's

Posted by John Shortall on June 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM

The distribution landscape for hotels is changing and becoming more complex with each passing day. In January of 2015, Expedia purchased Travelocity and agreed to purchase Orbitz Worldwide the previous month. Not to be outdone by Expedia, another OTA giant The Priceline Group countered with its acquisition of Rocketmiles in February.

Topics: Online Booking Engine, Online Distribution, Direct Booking, Distribution Channels (OTA)

Is Your Booking Engine Mobile Optimized?

Posted by Ardalan Zandian on May 28, 2015 at 7:00 AM

According to Criteo's travel flash report, during the first six months of 2014, a staggering 40% of American travelers booked their reservations on mobile devices, which was a 20% increase over the previous year's numbers. Due to the instant and convenient nature of mobile devices, travelers prefer this method for making reservations, instead of having to call a hotel for reservations.

Topics: Hotel Marketing, Online Booking Engine, Mobile, Direct Booking, Frontdesk Anywhere Features

Frontdesk Anywhere Announces New Responsive Online Booking Engine

Posted by John Shortall on March 31, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Frontdesk Anywhere, an award winning leader in cloud based property management software for the hotel industry today announced the release of its third generation, mobile optimized online booking engine.

Topics: Online Booking Engine, Online Distribution, Direct Booking, Frontdesk Anywhere Features

Hotel Booking Engine integrated with Wordpress

Posted by Justin Thareja on July 31, 2012 at 7:07 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Online hotel management software announced today the integration of its website booking engine, OBOE to WordPress, a popular software used by hotels for their websites. The integration makes it possible for any webmaster using WordPress to easily add a booking calendar and promotion code box to their site.

Topics: Online Booking Engine, Company News, Frontdesk Anywhere Features

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