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 »

Friction-Less Hotel Experiences – How Can You Get There?

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Increasingly, travelers expect to see a significant part of their stays automated. On the one hand, automation can seem impersonal, but the reality is that it can drive a frictionless hotel experience by taking care of a lot of administrative tasks, allowing your employees to add the personal touch that can set your hotel apart. If a guest… Read more »

Two Areas to Focus on to Win the Airbnb Competition: Technology and Personalization

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Airbnb is a growing threat to the hotel industry. Many people choose Airbnb for travel accommodations because they enjoy the homey experience it offers. It can make them feel less like a tourist at a destination and more like a resident. There are a couple of ways for hotels to approach this competition – compete on their terms or your own. For example, the difference that technology and personalization can make.  Technology  One of… Read more »

7 Blunders When Searching for a Hotel Management Job

When filling management positions, hotel executives want the right combination of experience, industry knowledge, career track record with progressive growth and solid job stability. You could excel in all these areas, plus have solid references and the educational background to make you a leading contender. Yet it amounts to nothing if you fall prey to… Read more »