How to Combine Upselling During the Pre-Stay and Check-In Processes

Upselling can take place at any point in the process. Opportunities arise from the moment the reservation is made through check-in and beyond. Front-desk and pre-stay upselling often go hand-in-hand. Ideally, it is a team effort. The pre-stay period is especially ripe for preselling because employees are not faced with a long line of check-ins they… Read more »

How Can You Make Money on the Non-Alcoholic Happy Hour?

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The market for non-alcoholic drinks is growing. Reasons for sobriety are wide-ranging and can include health, religion, addiction recovery or just a commitment to being the designated driver for the evening. If you want to attract non-drinkers to your bar or restaurant, it’s important to give them options. Sure, you can offer soda, water, or… Read more »

What Does Your Country Club Need to Attract the Modern Family as New Members?

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Families have changed throughout the years. Parents are more engaged and likely to prioritize family time. Typically, they no longer leave the kids home while parents go to the club. This can be attributed to the growth of families where both parents work and share more equally the joys and responsibilities of raising their children.… Read more »

Drive Direct Bookings to Your Hotel Website with These Effective Tips

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Bargain travelers love Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), but hoteliers and even seasoned travelers frequently don’t. They give travelers little control over their experience. Hotel executives hate the high commissions they must pay and their inability to market based on service and amenities rather than just on price. This change is particularly challenging for boutique hotels… Read more »

Top Benefits of Interim Management for Hospitality Venues

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Those unfamiliar with interim management may incorrectly equate it with temporary staffing. While temporary or contract staffing can range from filling in for short-term absences to bringing on highly skilled specialists on a project basis, interim management is more strategic. They are there to provide continuity, stability or at times, act as a change agent.… Read more »