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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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WTM London Just Wrapped Up Day One: Here’s What Happened

The last 24 hours passed by at lightning speed. Just yesterday the team and I were on our way to the much-anticipated World Travel Market (WTM) in autumnal London. Bright and early this morning, we joined over 5,000 exhibitors and 50,000 travel and hospitality professionals from around the world to officially kick off the 37th […]

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5 Off-Season Hotel Marketing Ideas to Spice Up your Autumn Campaigns

The summer months were hectic. Your staff was working full steam, your marketing initiatives were in full swing, and you were running around trying to stay on top of everything. You were probably thrilled about the hospitality industry’s seasonality. Your premises were full of guests, your staff had lots to do, and you were basking […]

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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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5 Updates Hoteliers Need to Make to Their Hotel Profiles Right Now

While planning a recent trip through North-Central Europe, I noticed a major opportunity for hoteliers to increase bookings and surpass their competition. By updating five high-priority areas of their hotel profiles, hotels can increase the number of bookings they receive online. I’ve written them down in order of importance below. If time is an issue, […]

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5 Hotel Websites Inspiring Guests to Book

The majority of hotels are losing out on a lot of business for one very simple reason: poorly designed hotel websites. From small bed and breakfasts to swanky boutique chains, few seem to have really mastered the art of the hotel website—which is a shame, since it’s the most important part of their direct booking channel. There […]

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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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