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ITB Berlin 2017: the travel show where supply meets demand

Along with the entire hospitality industry, we’re busy gearing up for the world’s leading travel trade show: ITB Berlin 2017. Starting March 8, Messe Berlin will see its halls traversed by hoteliers, tour operators, travel agencies, tech providers, and suppliers from across the globe. With a 90% overall attendee satisfaction rating and €7 billion in business […]

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Loyalty Programs: The Latest Revenue-Booster for Hotels

Guests love a good loyalty program, and it’s easy to see why: the rewards. From vouchers and points redeemable for cash to upgrades and a sense of exclusivity, the delight of a direct benefit makes for loyal customers. The loyalty programs now emerging everywhere on the hotel scene are nothing new. Rather, they hearken back […]

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3 Hotel TV Series that are Definitely Worth Watching

For many of us working in hospitality, now is the time of year when business slows down or even enters a seasonal pause. This downtime can be a great opportunity for you to focus on your marketing efforts. That said, sometimes you need a break from thinking about budgets and marketing channels and ROIs. Sometimes […]

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Hotel Tech Is the Key to Better Business in 2017

Hotels are changing the way they run their businesses. Stay ahead of the curve with our trends forecast for hotel tech in 2017. Subscribe to the blog at the bottom of this post and receive tips on the latest trends right in your inbox each month, this year and beyond.  Complimentary shampoo and a continental […]

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Visit us at FITUR, the International Tourism Show in Spain

Between January 18 and 22, tourism professionals from across the industry will meet at the Feria de Madrid to celebrate the 37th edition of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR). Attendance figures from last year place FITUR as an unparalleled tourism event in Spain and as one of the leading trade fairs for tourism worldwide. Here’s […]

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Business Travellers: Appeal to Their Needs to Fill Your Rooms

In travel, the business segment accounts for almost a third of the entire industry’s valuation. Business travellers take on average 20 trips a year (per travel.usnews.com), making this demographic a highly profitable one. If your accommodation is typically quiet Monday to Friday, business travellers could be the key to a booked-to-capacity workweek. They also tend to book their stays […]

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Is your Hotel Family Friendly? 7 Ways to Let Guests Know

Every time I travel with the family, I notice how tough it can be to find places that can accommodate groups of three or more. But it shouldn’t be this way. Families make for highly lucrative guests, since they’ve got more people to budget for (compared to single- or double-room occupants). By positioning your hotel as […]

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How to Attract Lucrative Honeymooners to Your Hotel

In England alone, there are almost a quarter of a million weddings every year. Hence the whopping £10 billion the UK wedding industry generates annually. For this reason, hotel managers pay close attention to nuances and trends regarding weddings. But what about honeymoons and honeymooners? Somewhere along the line, hoteliers the world over dropped the […]

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Interview with Award-Winning Hotelier and Owner of Harvey’s Point, Deirdre McGlone

Recently voted Donegal Person of the Year, we caught up with award-winning hotelier Deirdre McGlone of Harvey’s Point to find out what it takes to run an acclaimed hotel. What began some time ago as a humble cottage has since been transformed into a well-appointed, highly celebrated hotel, known among the Irish and globetrotters alike. […]

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5 Tips for Instagram Photos That’ll Incite Hotel Envy

Around 80 million posts are shared on Instagram daily. It’s one of the fastest growing social media channels, and its appeal is undeniable. Most of us are visual creatures, and Instagram is full of pictures. But what is it about some accounts that makes us green with envy—both for the beauty of their content and their […]

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