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Humans Of RateGain: Q&A With Mark Haywood
October 4, 2022
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Mark Haywood—Senior Vice President & General Manager (Europe), RateGain—got candid with the team, and talked about his time at RateGain, the organization, and the industry. Check out what he has to say. 1) How long you have been working for RateGain? I’ve been with the company for just over three years now and am based out of our European hub in Barcelona. I’ve been in the hospitality industry for just over 2 decades, having spent the last 11 years in the tech...
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India’s Festive Season Travel Outlook
October 3, 2022
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Powered by Demand-AI’s Airline Travelers’ Forecast, RateGain’s latest PULSE Report highlights India’s festive season travel outlook. Read further to learn how the future of travel looks in New Delhi & Mumbai in the upcoming festive season. 1. International Inbound Passenger Traffic (Next 90 Days) – Up, Up & Up With Diwali celebrated on a grand scale in Northern India, the National Capital is expected to witness a surge in travelers from multiple regions of the wo...
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Productivity For The Front Desk: What Has Changed
September 27, 2022
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"Is my room ready?” “Can I get a late check out?” “Does my booking include meals?” “What are the pool timings?” “What are some popular sights around here?” “How does public transport work here?” Long queues of antsy guests waiting to check in. Landlines ringing all around. Front office staff trying to apologize for the delay. And it’s only the start of a new shift. Sounds familiar? If this is what your front desk looks like, something must be done. But to fix the p...
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How Can Scoring Content Help Hotels Drive More Bookings
September 20, 2022
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We all understand the importance of content in today’s digital world. It is what helps us establish a better understanding of the product and then make more informed decisions. As the world came out of the pandemic, guests became more aware about hotel amenities and policies — as volatility forced a lot of travelers to have flexible plans. General property information, photographs, room features, and available amenities — anything that informs a customer about an establish...
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New Data Sources To Help Commercial Teams Make Better Decisions
September 20, 2022
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Hotel revenue managers and commercial teams rely on data increasingly amidst increasing volatility to make better decisions that can help in generating revenue. The need for data continues to evolve and increase as we focus on the digital first guest and their ever evolving needs. Meaningful data has many advantages for hoteliers. For starters, they can understand what’s working for them and what isn't to improve their guest experience, boost customer loyalty, pr...
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Hotel Online Bookings Can Be More Profitable
September 20, 2022
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The people are tired of the pandemic, and so are the hoteliers. However, the pandemic did bless the hotel industry with something valuable: a hike in direct online hotel booking. With more searches initiating from personal hand-held devices, metasearch are getting a lion share of searches allowing customers to explore multiple brands with a few clicks However, the rules of online hotel booking have changed quite a bit, and you need to understand the market to ...
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Bridging Silos in Commercial Teams Post Pandemic
August 25, 2022
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The 2020 pandemic has affected the world in more than one way, especially in terms of communication within a business setting. The world saw a complete halt in effective collaborations, and people were more disconnected than ever. Teams that generally worked relatively harmoniously in person were left at the mercy of zoom and emails. In fact, between 2019 and 2020, Professor Tiona W. Zuzul at the Harvard Business School, along with 11 other researchers, studied o...
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Data Transparency: The New Way to Collaborate in Commercial Teams
August 25, 2022
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The pandemic changed the way we interacted with one another and more importantly, altered the way we collaborated in a business setting. Over the years, data has become extremely vital due to its contribution in helping businesses stay on top. They can monitor and record KPIs and thus, boost business performance. However, most people did not anticipate how quickly it would become the basis of collaboration across different stakeholders in a particular organizatio...
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Are Middle East Hoteliers Ready for the Next Big Shift?
July 18, 2022
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People traveling abroad on leisure or business often prefer an experiential visit rather than solely staying at a property. In this regard, the Middle East is currently a highly attractive destination owing to the several experiences it has to offer. Dubai for instance, recently saw exceptionally high volumes of travel owing to the Expo 2020 event which garnered global attention. Despite its conclusion, the Middle East is not done with its share of globally impor...
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