3 Reasons Why Email Marketing is Essential for Your Hotel

Generating an estimated £30 for every £1 spent and conversion rates three times higher than social media, email marketing is the channel that delivers the highest ROI—whatever industry you’re in. So you need to ask yourself: Is your hotel capitalising on this affordable and easy-to-maintain marketing channel? If it isn’t, it really should be. Here’s […]

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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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The PRO Effect: Driving More Guests to Your Hotel

You need to be competitive online if you want to drive more guests to your hotel—now more than ever, as the market becomes increasingly diversified and crowded. That’s why today’s hoteliers are focused on gaining greater visibility online while expanding and deepening their market knowledge. It’s how they can boost their businesses and beat the […]

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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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Search Volume: The Secret to Setting Unbeatable Rates

‘Tis the season to be jolly, deck the halls, and reconsider your pricing strategy for the upcoming spike in holiday-related travel. In the coming weeks, people will be crisscrossing the country and the globe on planes, trains, and automobiles. And whether they’re travelling to spend the holidays with family or to get away from the […]

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Boost Your Bookings in 2017 with Off-Season Marketing

Seasonality can be a big pain for the hotel industry. We all know this. No matter how hard you try to get a steady flow of traffic to your premises throughout the year, there are still some distressingly sluggish months. In my last post, 5 Off-Season Hotel Marketing Ideas to Spice Up your Autumn Campaigns, […]

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The Last Day at WTM: Big Hotel Marketing Ideas for Small Hotels

The final day of the World Travel Market (WTM) has come and gone. Now it’s time to get back into the swing of things at our head office. As we do, we bring with us the experiences, stories, and big hotel marketing ideas discussed this week. On day one, we focused in on ways hoteliers […]

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World Travel Market (WTM): Day Two Takeaways in Photos

It’s day two of this year’s World Travel Market (WTM), taking place at London’s ExCeL conference centre. Yesterday we shared the show’s trending topics for independent hoteliers, focusing on ways they can encourage direct bookings now and in 2017. We then let you in on a proven digital marketing strategy, revealed by the respected GM of Hotel […]

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