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21 Points to Consider while Buying a Rate Shopping Tool for Your Hotel
March 9, 2016
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Perishability and limited inventory are two most important aspects of hotel business & thus pricing of a room becomes one of the most important KPIs for a Revenue Manager. Thus, hotels cannot be living in silo and not monitor what their competitors are pricing and offering their prospective guests. It's no secret that hotels offer multiple rates combined with multiple room options and to track the competition multiply that to number of competitor hotels one has to trac...
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Did You Know? It’s critical to Push Rates along with Occupancy
February 19, 2016
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While a lot of hotels strive to achieve a fine balance on what strategy to apply in their business strategy, Push Occupancy or Strive for higher rates; it is extremely critical to identify high-demand periods in advance as those are the dates when hotels MUST push rates as well as occupancies. All markets experience seasonal fluctuations in their business patterns and this seasonality clubbed with perishability aspect makes revenue management in hotels a crucial exercise, ...
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Hotel Demand Forecasting: Top 3 Ways Hoteliers Can Leverage this Strategic Management Tool
February 12, 2016
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Human minds are inherently prone to biases. Isn’t it? In hotel revenue management, biases can be your worst nightmares since these can result in imprecise conclusions. And, inaccurate conclusions often equal to missed revenue opportunities. Look, either you have a crystal ball that empowers you to know how much will be the average length of stay for varied rate categories in your hotel or what will be the occupancy percentage for “x” number of room nights and many more. Do...
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7 Quick Tips For Your Hotel Pre-Opening In 2017
February 12, 2016
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Are you opening a hotel soon? This New Year, adopt the correct prioritization approach in your hotel pre-opening roadmap. Entering into the market with a brand new hotel comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities. After all, hotel business development and planning can be highly demanding, especially during the pre-opening phase. As a hotel general manager, did you realize that opening a fully staffed hotel in 2017 without guests can put your entire investment at ...
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Zika virus outbreak: Is tourism industry in Central and South America on risk?
February 8, 2016
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It’s growing and getting stronger. This Zika virus news capsule is not easy for the travel and tourism industry professionals to swallow. As the mosquito-borne Zika virus enters into the United States, there’s a growing anxiety in the tourism industry. Further, a warning from the WHO that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” and that it’s now an international ‘public health emergency’ has global implications. Vacationers are now rethinking their travel plans, especial...
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How to make 35% more revenue? Tap the power of Scientific Pricing
January 27, 2016
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Scientific pricing arrived on the scene as a diverse collection of pricing models developed by industry experts. This methodology is being employed by a rising number of hotels to supercharge their hotel operations and pricing strategies. This quick adoption of the scientific pricing methodology is being triggered by the huge revenue benefits and process improvements it has already garnered for many early adopters like Grandhotel Zvon, Hotel Bernini Bristol, The Landmark Bang...
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Want to Maximize Your Hotel Revenue? Get Your Room Forecast Accurate ASAP
January 8, 2016
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Improving hotel forecasting is critical for effective planning and quick decision. Your goal is to avoid what we call the curse of "inaccurate forecasting." The more accurate hotel room forecasting you have, the better you can strategize across marketing, operations and pricing. In fact, an improvement of 10% in forecasting accuracy can result in an increase of 1.5% to 3% in revenue generated from a revenue management system. The infographic below outlines the reasons why ...
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9 Undeniable Advantages of Hotel Room Forecasting
January 3, 2016
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With the shelf life of a single day for a hotel room, hoteliers aim to maximize its value. And, forecasting is the key driver of the pricing management decisions/inventory management decisions. Agree? Any inaccurate forecast(s) can lead to reduced profit margins for your hotel business. If you're among those hoteliers who have not tried effective hotel room forecasting yet, then you’re missing out on at least 9 advantages to your hotel revenue management approach. What are...
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Golden Rules to Make the Most of Your Hotel’s Facebook Page
December 15, 2015
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There’s a reason why we hear a bazillion times about ‘how to make the most of your Facebook page’. Busy with the grand scheme of things, you might tend to forget the simple basic rules behind Social Media. Here are the quick essentials your hotel must follow to market on social media (Facebook) effectively: 1)       Understand where you stand Know where you stand online in comparison to your competitors Set up clear goals- what you want to achieve from your Face...
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