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5 Ways to Make Your Hotel Wedding Friendly and Boost Profits

You want what every hotel manager wants: You want to grow your business. Sure, you can streamline your marketing efforts and budget your costs to trim the fat and maximise profits. But you don’t want to stop there. You want to get in on the lucrative niche market that generates over £10 billion annually in the UK alone: weddings. […]

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Last-minute Hotel Bookings Are on the Rise

Last-minute hotel bookings are no passing trend. The number of stays booked during the same week as arrival represents a behavioural shift in the way people travel, especially travellers in their 20s and 30s.  And it’s in large part our mobile-dependent lifestyle that has spurred this change. Every day, travellers are turning increasingly to their mobile devices to take care of […]

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The Rise of the Foodie: A Travel Trend Hotels Should Jump On

“Wait, don’t eat that yet! Here, take a picture. Turn off the flash and take it from above. Yeah, that’s it. Let’s see? Here, let me take one of mine.”  I hear this almost verbatim, several times a week. The words are uttered by all kinds of people, in places such as cafés, hotel bars, and restaurants. […]

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People Still Prefer Hotels Over Shared Accommodations

Just a few years ago, bunking up in a shared accommodation rented out by a private property owner seemed like a bizarre practice to many travellers. Not anymore. But what is even more noteworthy is the impact this practice has had on travel, culture, and business. Also interesting is the generation at the forefront of this movement, known as […]

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trivago Is Headed to the Travel Distribution Summit 2016

The Travel Distribution Summit, or TDS Europe 2016 as it’s more commonly known, starts tomorrow in London. Hosted by EyeforTravel, this is the biggest meeting place for European travel executives. And it’s about to change the way that you think about the travel sector. Digital disruption If you’ve been in the business for a while, you know first-hand that how […]

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3 Must-try Tips for Better Hotel Images on a Budget

The time has come for better hotel images. Perhaps the images you have are outdated or inconsistent, or perhaps they just don’t do justice to your hotel. You could decide that expense is no object, and reach deep into your coffers to finance a professional photo shoot. You would expect the outcome to be spectacular—immaculately staged, […]

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trivago @ ITB: The Future of Travel

ITB has come and gone. It’s incredible to think that just a week ago ITB’s 50th anniversary was in full swing. As the world’s leading travel trade show, it brought together people and companies from across the travel industry and the globe. While maintaining its rich culture and international perspective, it also delivered on its […]

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trivago @ ITB Berlin– Day 3

It’s day three at ITB Berlin! And it’s time to learn and socialise. That’s the great thing about this tradeshow. It’s networking, it’s socialising, it’s learning, and it’s business all in one. That said, I am dedicating today to learning. The ITB App is an excellent resource for daily updates and it’s constantly live-streaming details […]

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trivago @ ITB Berlin – Day 2

It’s day two at ITB Berlin! Today is the day for networking: You can just feel it. The show is abuzz. But something’s different. There’s something in the air today that makes us even more excited than the day before. At first I tried to put my finger on it but couldn’t. And then it […]

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trivago @ ITB Berlin -Day 1 at the World’s Leading Travel Tradeshow

Let the show begin! Tradeshows are incredible to behold. Especially travel and tourism related ones. They’re chalked full of energy, new people, and memorable experiences not to mention incredible visuals. The bigger they are, the better. This week I’m at ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show. I will be writing to you from […]

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