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Total Pricing
July 13, 2015
Blog
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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RevPar Growth in Europe: The top three cities
June 4, 2015
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It's a resurgent time in Europe for tourism. According to UNWTO, Europe attracted 22 million more international tourists  in 2014 over the past year. PwC's 'Room for Growth' report 2015, published excellent statistics on Occupancy, ADR and RevPAR in 20 key European cities based on STR Global data and forward projections . The cities included in this report are Dublin, Madrid, London, Rome, Prague, Porto, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Vienna, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Milan, Br...
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The news for the hotel industry just keeps getting better
May 19, 2015
Blog
PKF Hospitality Research is predicting our sector is on track to set a new record by posting the longest double-digit growth streak since it started tracking the industry in 1937. According to PKF-HR’s recently released 2015 edition of its annual Trends in the Hotel Industry report, U.S. hotels posted a 12.3 percent increase in net operating income last year, marking the fourth consecutive year of profit growth over 10 percent. And PKF-HR is projecting that double-digit...
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Three important elements your Revenue Management system is missing
April 29, 2015
Blog, Hotel Industry
You are happy with your revenue management systems. You have a great rate shopping tool. You have an equally excellent tool to distribute your inventory You are satisfied with your ADR and occupancy. So what's wrong? Isn't everything perfect already? Not even close. The question isn't "Is my RevPAR good enough" Rather it is, "How can I make my RevPAR better?" That's the question that you need to ask - every single day. Why? Because even though ...
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5 ways to Maximize Hotel Revenues in the Era of Mobile Bookings
April 21, 2015
Blog, Hotel Industry
How much are mobile devices like smartphones and tablets influencing your hotel's revenues? Plenty. Here's why... A growing number of people are using mobile devices to book hotel rooms and the percentages will keep rising. In the first half of 2014, for the travel segment as a whole, bookings via mobile devices grew by 20% increase in , while the growth in bookings from desktop sites was only 2%. During this period, 21% of all hotel bookings were made through mobile d...
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Will airbnb disrupt the hotel business or just play on the sidelines?
April 14, 2015
Blog
It’s the question that’s increasingly on hoteliers’ minds: are sites like Airbnb a competitive threat or simply niche players that will continue to play on the sidelines? From the recent headlines about Airbnb moving into Cuba to reports about business travelers increasingly turning to alternative accommodations, it certainly seems that it’s a question we should all be examining. A new report from Boston University (view report) indicates the industry should be taking Airb...
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3 Questions RateGain will Answer for you at WTM Latin America
March 23, 2015
Blog, Hotel Industry
It's a really exciting time for the hospitality industry in Latin America. With the number of international arrivals growing consistently, the region is currently has a large number of new rooms in the pipeline. According to the February 2015 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, there are 451 hotels constituting a total of 71,876 rooms Under Contract in the Central/South America region. That's a 17.8% increase over last February. Leading this boom is Rio de Janeiro,...
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5 Key Highlights of Super Successful RateGain’s Hotel Revenue Summit 2015 Jakarta
March 19, 2015
Blog, Channel Management, Hotel Industry, Online Reputation, Pricing Optimisation, Rate Shopping, Revenue Management
We Came Together. We Got Inspired. We Talked Hotel Revenue. Our Hotel Revenue Summits fuel the passion that drives the most awesome, forward-thinking and successful hoteliers of our time. And, our Hotel Revenue Summit held on 17th March continued our relentless march in motivating, enlightening and moving modern hoteliers like you. Inspiring keynotes, bold revenue talks, educational breakouts and happy networking. RateGain Hotel Revenue Summit, Jakarta 2015  Here ar...
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