How to Improve your Direct Bookings

Posted by John Shortall on July 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM

There’s no doubting Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) like Expedia and are a great way of bringing traffic to your website. They promote your property to a global audience you would never reach otherwise. They're like an online billboard for your property and are often a great source of additional revenues, but they shouldn't always outperform your direct bookings.

Your hotel website and booking engine are where you have the greatest control over your property's image, rates, margins and other essential factors that make an impression on potential guests. 

Topics: Revenue Management, Direct Booking

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

[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

7 reasons to consider revenue management

Posted by Eric Stoessel on October 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Setting rates is a lot like playing chess.

At a glance, the rules might seem arbitrary. But those rules are actually the result of years of complex thinking and refinement. Chess blends instinct and sophisticated calculation. It requires learning from experience, recognizing common patterns, methodically building a position, analyzing variations, and moving in for the win.

Topics: Revenue Management

How It Works: Yield Management

Posted by John Shortall on October 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Why It Is Important:

Update Your Prices Automatically to Reflect Your Occupancy

The Frontdesk Anywhere Yield Manager is a powerful and easy to use revenue tool which can be configured in a matter of minutes. Yield Management allows you to automatically adjust the prices of your rooms depending on your properties occupancy. If you’re operating with just a few rooms left in your inventory, the Yield Manager will increase the price of the remaining rooms. If you have a lot of rooms available and need to sell more quickly, the Yield Manager will automatically decrease the price of your rooms.

Topics: How It Works, Revenue Management

[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

Frontdesk Anywhere Partners Join Forces To Enhance Revenue Management

Posted by Thomas Lyle on June 11, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Louis T Collection, a rising new player in Asia’s hospitality arena has partnered with PriceMatch, a cloud-based revenue management system with proven results of increasing hotel RevPAR by an average of 7.2%. As a member of Getz Group of companies, Louis T offers an extensive suite of services designed to elevate both independent hotels and small hotel groups to the next level of success.

Topics: Revenue Management, PriceMatch, Louis T Collection, Partnership

How It Works: Promo Codes

Posted by John Shortall on May 5, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Why It Is Important:

Share Secret Rates On Your Website For Special Customers

Group or promotion codes are a great way to publish secret rates to your website booking engine that only specific groups of people can see. The group can either be an organized set of people traveling together such as a business team, wedding or church group. Or, the group could be people in an advertising campaign such as in a magazine or email list. The ability to offer a special and unique rate via your website booking engine to a specific group affords you the ability to allow online, instant bookings while hiding those prices from the general public.

Topics: How It Works, Revenue Management, Pricing

9 Best Practices to Leverage your Revenue Management Strategy

Posted by Sophie Gallet on November 20, 2014 at 4:36 PM

On November 18th, the Yield Academy held its first successful conference in San Francisco, CA. The Yield Academy is an educative program created by PriceMatch, our valuable partner and provider of an innovative Revenue Management tool for hoteliers. The goal of the Yield Academy is to democratize revenue management and help hotels learn more about this vital aspect of property management.

Topics: Revenue Management, Free Event

Meet Experts in Revenue Management

Posted by Sophie Gallet on October 29, 2014 at 5:07 PM

We have excellent news for hoteliers! We are very excited to announce our partnership with PriceMatch to produce its Yield Academy tour around Europe and the United States to educate hoteliers about revenue management.

Topics: Revenue Management, Partnership, Free Event

Share this post:

Share your ideas, add a comment below:

Welcome to the Frontdesk Anywhere Blog!

Get insights and advice on hotel and revenue management; receive tips and news about Frontdesk Anywhere solutions and see how technology is changing hospitality.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

New Call-to-action
Download: How To Select The Right PMS For Your Hotel [Ebook]