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4 Data-Informed Ideas for Higher Hotel Booking Conversion Rates

“I always prefer to book my hotel on a painfully slow website with pixelated images and questionable data security,” said nobody ever. When it comes to online hotel bookings, and every online purchase really, consumer expectations are all the same everywhere, and they’re all clear. Users expect a booking experience that is speedy, seamless, and […]

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6 Insights from WTM London on How Hotels Can Prepare for 2018

After three days, thousands of conversations, and billions of pounds in business contracts, World Travel Market London 2017 has come to an end. Here’s what we learned about how hotels can prepare for the expected industry growth in 2018. Be a force for positive change Responsible tourism isn’t just better for the world. It’s better […]

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Glossary: Hotel Technology and the Online Distribution Landscape

It’s a brave new world of online hotel bookers, hotel technology, and hotel distribution out there. Here’s a glossary of the key players and tech solutions that’ll help hoteliers navigate today’s online distribution landscape and steer their hotels toward business success. Hotel industry terms: the online distribution landscape Who are the key players and how […]

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5 Affordable Ways to Improve the Look of Your Hotel Rooms

Hotel guests love the comfort and little luxuries that a quality hotel stay can provide. When browsing for hotels online, travellers are seeking out rooms that suggest modern comfort and value for money. Naturally, better-looking hotel rooms lead to more click-outs on your hotel profile, and this means more bookings. It’s really as simple as […]

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Good News for Hotels: The Direct Booking Journey Moves to Meta

In a digital age in which OTAs have consistently had the upper hand, metasearch is proving to be the great equaliser: levelling the battlefield in the booking wars and enabling hotels to re-stake their claims in the distribution landscape. What’s giving metasearch its clout? The answer is twofold. On one hand, there’s the “meteoric growth […]

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Top 12 Tips to Get Direct Bookings With Rate Connect

Learn what mistakes to avoid and what actions to take to optimise your Rate Connect investment and ensure the highest possible returns in direct bookings.

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Rate Insights: the Shortcut to a Smart Pricing Strategy

Savvy hoteliers know how to set competitive rates. They know what prices will beat their competitors’ and be the most attractive to travellers shopping around—and still be high enough to increase their revenue. How do they know what rates to set? By spying on the competition, of course. Keep tabs on the competition—they’re keeping tabs […]

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Publish Your Website Rates and Drive Direct Bookings with Rate Connect

The way travellers search for and book hotels is changing, with industry data indicating a continued increase in online bookings compared to offline. If hoteliers want to stay in the game and not miss out on a growing number of bookings, they’ll have to keep up with this trend and get online themselves. But it’s […]

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3 Ways Your Online Reputation Is Costing You Event Bookings

Learn how your online reputation impacts your ability to capture event bookings, and your hotel's overall guest experience.

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3 Types of Data Every Hotelier Needs to Access

It seems like no matter where we turn our attention, the terms “big data” and “analytics” are everywhere, hitting the headlines and popping up in conversation. But, they’re not just buzzwords anymore. People from all sorts of industries are praising the benefits of using these prized bundles of information to make decisions for their businesses, […]

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