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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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Reviews and Ratings: A simple way to use them to support your transient pricing strategy
March 10, 2015
Blog, Hotel Industry
Competitor pricing and demand & supply... Is that all there is to calculating the right transient price? Or, is there something more important? When a customer chooses a hotel, the most important element that comes into the decision is 'value'. When I use the word value, I am not referring to five star service, champagne on arrival or any other luxuries. While price answers the question, "What do I pay?", value answers the question, "What do I get for what I pay?...
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ITB Berlin: 5 Steps to Making Your Visit a Success
February 25, 2015
Blog, Hotel Industry
ITB Berlin, one of the world’s leading travel trade shows, is just a few days away. The event hosts 10,000 exhibitors from 180 nations. It is visited by over 20,000 people and has a turnover of EUR6 billion. ITB Berlin is an exciting opportunity for revenue managers, general managers and hotel owners to stay in touch with the latest trends in the travel space and network. However, the sheer scale of the event can sometimes make it challenging to spend time in the most p...
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Accor Hotels Partners with RateGain® for its Rate Shopping Solution Integration
February 23, 2015
Blog, Hotel Industry
RateGain®, the global leader in hotel online distribution, rate shopping and channel management solutions, has today announced their partnership with Accor Hotels, and a global partnership agreement has been signed. With this new partnership, Accor Germany has rolled out RateGain®’s rate shopping tool – PriceGain – to all its managed/owned hotels, and the franchise hotels can benefit also from this global partnership agreement. PriceGain tool will support these hotels on a dail...
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RateGain® Bags Top Honour at The 2nd Inc. India Innovative100 Conference and Awards Gala
February 19, 2015
Blog, Hotel Industry
RateGain® was recently honoured as one of India’s top innovative mid-sized companies in the product and high technology category at the 2nd Inc. India Innovative100 Conference and Awards gala that was held on January 29, 2015 at Hotel Radisson Blu, New Delhi. The selected winning companies are those that demonstrated a unique and innovative approach of solving business problems and providing fresh case studies of managing and growing companies in India. In its 2nd year,...
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3 Reasons to visit RateGain® at ITB Berlin
February 12, 2015
Blog, Hotel Industry
2014 turned out to be a very exciting year for hotels in Europe. In year-end 2014, Europe witnessed a total demand of 1.1 million rooms sold, one of the highest in a decade. Occupancy grew by 2.1% to 68.8% ADR grew by 3.6% to EUR106.09 RevPAR grew by 5.8% to EUR73.03 (Source: STR Global) 2015 is also projected to be a very exciting year. A weaker Euro, lower oil prices and the European Central Bank's recent fiscal measures all point to a sunny 2015. The European c...
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Top 3 Tips to Price Your Hotel Rooms Right in 2015
February 12, 2015
Blog, Channel Management, Hotel Industry, Online Reputation, Pricing Optimisation, Rate Shopping, Revenue Management
With 2015 well underway, it's time to start executing your hotel’s pricing strategy. As more and more hotels realize the value and contribution of pricing to their revenue maximisation, the future of hotel pricing seems to be more competitive and dynamic than ever. So what is your pricing strategy for 2015? Here are the top 3 actionable tips to help you in pricing your hotel rooms right in 2015. Tip #1 Ensure deep assessment and analysis of competitors’ pricing Many ...
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