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Email Marketing Basics That’ll Get Your Hotel Started

Open rates, ESP, data integration. . . Email marketing jargon can make this powerful channel seem intimidating. But don’t worry, we’re here to break it all down for you. Done right, email marketing drives more conversions than any other channel, so it’s time you start taking full advantage of it. No matter the size of […]

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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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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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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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Interview with Award-Winning Hotelier and Owner of Harvey’s Point, Deirdre McGlone

Recently voted Donegal Person of the Year, we caught up with award-winning hotelier Deirdre McGlone of Harvey’s Point to find out what it takes to run an acclaimed hotel. What began some time ago as a humble cottage has since been transformed into a well-appointed, highly celebrated hotel, known among the Irish and globetrotters alike. […]

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Six Ideas for “Social Selling” Your Hotel

As the world of online hotel marketing changes and evolves with technology, approaching potential guests and maintaining relationships with them requires more than just a nice hotel image and grammatically correct descriptions. Social selling can give your hotel a competitive marketing edge that you might not have considered before. What is social selling? Social selling […]

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5 Tips for Instagram Photos That’ll Incite Hotel Envy

Around 80 million posts are shared on Instagram daily. It’s one of the fastest growing social media channels, and its appeal is undeniable. Most of us are visual creatures, and Instagram is full of pictures. But what is it about some accounts that makes us green with envy—both for the beauty of their content and their […]

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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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