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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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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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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
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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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