As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to look back and reflect. This year, the trivago Hotel Manager Blog team filled their days conducting interviews with hoteliers and industry professionals, studying hospitality trends, and writing about the latest in travel technology and metasearch marketing.

As the analyst behind our blog, I have to say that this year was an especially busy one for us. We refreshed the look of the site, launched it in five new languages, and began offering unique content for each locale. It all went by so quickly—and it’s been great.

Your feedback and comments throughout the year helped enrich our content and let us know what topics matter most. For that we thank you!

Now we’d like to share with you our 5 most-read posts in one convenient place. Interested in learning more? Click on the links below for the full articles.

#1 5 Cheap Ways to Improve the Look of Your Hotel Rooms

Making your hotel rooms attractive to online travelers searching for their ideal hotel doesn’t need to be expensive. Here are 5 cheap design hacks for you.

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#2 5 Hotel Websites Inspiring Guests to Book

Many hoteliers have hotel websites that fail to convert travelers into guests. Drive more bookings than the competition like these 5 inspiring hotels.

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#3 3 Ways to Surprise and Delight Guests that Generate Glowing Reviews

A surprise and delight approach to guest experience often has a bigger impact on reputation management than any other tactic. So, are you using it?

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#4 3 Trends to Follow in the Hotel Industry Right Now

The hotel industry is abuzz at the prospect of direct bookings, less commission, instant messaging, and metasearch marketing.

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#5 5 Little Details that Make a Big Impact on Guest Experience

Hoteliers Ines and Jose Maria of Casa do Outeiro Tuias are known for their exceptional guest experience. Here’s what you can learn from them.

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Do you have a favorite post? Let us know in the comments below.

Wishing you Happy New Year!

Giorgia Valagussa

Giorgia is the Global Social Media Specialist at trivago. Her expertise lies in maximizing revenue through the strategic online marketing of hotel services. In the past, she’s worked with travellers both directly and through the e-commerce side of the industry. Today, Giorgia develops the concepts and content for trivago’s social media channels, sharing her wealth of e-marketing knowledge with hoteliers.

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