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Q&A with new DHISCO CEO Toni Portmann, on taking Pegasus beyond the hotel switch
September 16, 2015
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Late last year, Toni Portmann took on the challenge of being a turnaround artist for Pegasus Solutions, the company that created the original “hotel switch.” A tech pioneer, Pegasus eventually helped more than 100,000 hotels (including 300 hotel chains) distribute their room rates and availability to global distribution systems, and later to online travel agencies and metasearch platforms. Yet last year, Pegasus split up some of its operations. Private equity firm H.I.G...
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Revenue optimisation love story: Grandhotel Zvon achieves 34% growth in revenue with scientific pricing
September 16, 2015
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Grandhotel Zvon is an award-winning, upscale 4-star hotel, situated in the historical centre of Ceske Budejovice. This international hotel brand has spacious, air-conditioned deluxe rooms and junior suites, fitted with high-quality furniture and luxurious fabrics. The team wanted to upgrade its manual database operations that were adversely affecting the quick decision making and add more sophistication to combat price wars, inflicted by low demand. Grandhotel Zvon chose RevG...
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Scientific pricing is no longer the Lamborghini you can never have.
September 14, 2015
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As an hotelier, you are always wondering about what you can do next to increase your hotel’s revenue. You can take numerous initiatives to boost your top line, but probably one of the simplest ways is by taking the price optimization approach. Charging the right price, for the right offering, to the right customer, at the right time. The question is - how do you arrive at the right price, or rather, the right set of prices? After all, the optimized price would keep changin...
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As other hotel distribution fees rise, DHISCO represents less than 1% of booking costs
August 5, 2015
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Two new studies previewed last month at the Revenue Strategy Summit in Washington show some interesting trends in the hotel booking channel. They also underscore the value DHISCO offers to both hotels and online travel agencies as they work to reduce their costs. One suggests that the so-called “billboard effect” from hotels ads placed on online travel agency websites no longer drives consumers away from OTAs and onto the sponsoring hotel company sites. The other shows ...
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Big Data Fuels 'Next-Generation OTA' Nustay.com
July 27, 2015
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Nustay.com will officially launch later this month via a partnership with major hospitality distribution company DHISCO, Inc., calling itself a “next-generation OTA.” The site uses an advanced algorithm that scans more than 600 parameters to match travelers to the right hotels. According to Nustay co-founder and CEO Mathias Lundø Nielsen, nearly 1,000 four-star and five-star hotels around the world have signed contracts. Hotels in major destinations such as Dubai, Barcelon...
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UNT Big Data Challenge
July 21, 2015
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As leaders of the company that connects the world’s hotels to the world’s leading distribution networks, we at DHISCO have a wealth of data about travel trends, right at our fingertips. Although much of the information is proprietary, there are many ways it can be sliced and diced confidentiality. And we are always looking for new ways to look at that information to give our partners a competitive edge. To advance that goal – and to have a little fun – this week we announ...
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How to improve your hotel's online reputation using a 100 year old mathematics principle
July 16, 2015
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According to a PhocusWright study from December 2013, 77% of travellers 'usually or always reference reviews before choosing a hotel.' The same study also reveals that 53% of travellers wont 'commit to booking until they read reviews', and 80% of travellers 'read at least 6-12 reviews before booking a hotel'. In fact, according to a recent study, reviews have now become more important than ratings from traditional sources like Forbes and AAA. According to MMGY Global’s '20...
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Total Pricing
July 13, 2015
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When it comes to booking travel, we all want to shop with an understanding of the bottom line: “what will this cost me?” Travelers need to know the whole price in order to book a stay, and they want to understand the reasons for additional costs that make up the total charge. As a DHISCO client, it’s easy for you to provide clarity for your travelers and share the complete bottom line. Total Pricing, an important feature of the product DHISCO Shop, provides a breakdown of ...
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Update from HEDNA Barcelona: Forecast is sunny
June 12, 2015
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A number of us from the DHISCO team had the pleasure of attending HEDNA’s Barcelona conference this week. The event is driven by executive attendees from leading hoteliers, OTAs, GDSs, travel search engines, consulting companies and industry research firms. The mood was great; and why not? Jan Freitag, senior vice president of Smith Travel Research, reported there were more rooms sold in April in the U.S. than ever before! The hotel industry also posted the highest occupan...
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