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Weekly Roundup #16: Travel, Tech and Social Media

durch April 21, 2017 9:49 am Leave a comment

Week 16/2017 Greetings, everyone! Here we are once again, with a brand new Weekly Roundup! We hope you had great holidays and a nice week, but now it’s time to make sure that we are all caught up with the latest hospitality news. Start the Friday recap by scanning the headlines and descriptions below and, if something in particular sparks your attention, feel free to check out the extended posts! Enjoy your weekend and we’ll be back in a week! Industry News TrustYou expands presence in Southern Africa through strategic alliance with distribution partner rainmaker Digital: This week, our latest… Lesen Sie mehr »

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The Importance of a Hotel’s Presence on Google

durch April 19, 2017 8:27 am , Leave a comment

What would our lives be like without Google? Ever since the world wide web took over, online research has become a necessity, almost a reflex. We use it for school, for work, for our own entertainment. And to be honest, we don’t even stop and think about it. Looking up information on the web feels like the most natural thing in the world. Hospitality makes no exception. Sites like Google continue to create ways to fit into all phases of the traveler’s search-shop-buy experience. Starting as a search engine, it is now so much more than that and hotels should… Lesen Sie mehr »

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Weekly Roundup #15: Travel, Tech and Social Media

durch April 14, 2017 8:19 am Leave a comment

Week 15/2017 Happy Friday, dear readers! Welcome back to our blog, for the Weekly Roundup! It’s an important Friday and we are all waiting for Easter and vacation, so let’s make sure once again that we are up to date with everything that went on in our business this week. You can check below the latest news and stories and go to the extended posts, if something in particular catches your attention. A very happy Easter to all of you who are celebrating and a wonderful weekend! Industry News New collaboration for our partner VisitScotland: VisitScotland, who is using TrustYou's… Lesen Sie mehr »

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Weekly Roundup #14: Travel, Tech and Social Media

durch April 7, 2017 11:07 am Leave a comment

Week 14/2017 Hello, everyone and happy Friday to all of you! Welcome back to the latest Weekly Roundup! You know the drill by now: every week, we come to you with a fresh dose of news, stories and everything interesting going on in the travel industry. So let’s go ahead and dive into what went on this week and what caught our attention. Make sure to pay us another visit next Friday, for another Weekly Roundup and enjoy your weekend! Industry News AccorHotels expands even further with new investments and acquisitions: It’s pretty safe to say that this has been… Lesen Sie mehr »

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How Loyalty Programs Help Your Hotel’s Reputation

durch April 4, 2017 10:10 am , , Leave a comment

  Hospitality has always been a highly competitive industry, especially nowadays - with additional options from  Airbnb and similar companies. Therefore, hoteliers need to step up their game and engage with their customers at a deeper level than ever before, through loyalty programs. This is the reason why so many hotels are investing in such programs; the name itself refers to keeping travelers loyal to a certain hotel, brand and/or service.   Why do guests join a loyalty program?   Some people find comfort in familiarity. They like to go to the same destination and therefore, they prefer booking the… Lesen Sie mehr »

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Weekly Roundup #13: Travel, Tech, and Social Media

durch März 31, 2017 8:47 am Leave a comment

Week 13/2017 Greetings, fellow readers! Another Friday means another Weekly Roundup, so welcome back to our blog! As usual, you can find here this week’s most important and interesting news from the hospitality industry and also, stories and post about trends and technology. Take a look at our recap and enjoy! Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to stay tuned for the next Weekly Roundup! Industry News AccorHotels to purchase Potel & Chatbot: It was announced this week that AccorHotels, the management of Potel & Chatbot and Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners have entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire… Lesen Sie mehr »

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[Infografik] Online-Buchungstrends: Das Verhalten von Reisenden bei der Hotelsuche

durch März 30, 2017 9:26 am , Leave a comment

Wenn es um die Hotelbuchung geht, ist es relativ schwierig, das Verhalten von Reisenden genau vorherzusagen. Die dazu veröffentlichten Studien gehen aber oft aus Zeitmangel an einem vorüber. Deshalb haben wir unsere neueste Verbraucherstudie in eine übersichtliche Infografik verpackt, die die wichtigsten Fakten enthält, wie: 86% der Reisenden entscheiden sich verglichen mit anderen Unterkunftsmöglichkeiten für Hotels 81% der Reisenden bevorzugen Google auf ihrer Suche nach der passenden Unterkunft 88% sortieren Hotels mit schlechten Bewertungsnoten aus   Aus dieser Studie über das Verhalten von Reisenden lässt sich folgendes schlussfolgern: (1) Hotels sollten auf Google und Google Maps präsent sein, (2) Hoteliers… Lesen Sie mehr »

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Weekly Roundup #12: Travel, Tech and Social Media

durch März 24, 2017 11:04 am Leave a comment

Week 12/2017 Welcome everyone to a new Weekly Roundup! Friday is here, spring is taking its course and the news are blooming. This week we gathered every single piece of information that is of interest to us and the travel industry, so make sure to take a look at our headlines. If you are particularly interested in a story, follow the link to the original post and enjoy! Don’t forget to have a great weekend and we’ll meet again next week on our blog, for another roundup! Industry News New sources of Asian investment buying European hotels: Asian capital is… Lesen Sie mehr »

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5 Tips For Incorporating Reviews Into Your Hotel Marketing Strategy

durch März 21, 2017 11:34 am , Leave a comment

In today’s business world, when taking into consideration the connectivity of people and the mobile-first society, it’s safe to say that guest feedback is the thing that can make or break your hotel marketing strategy. Especially when it comes to hospitality, reviews are something that help or harm the success of your hotel. They also either encourage more bookings or prevent travelers from booking. Excellent, good or not so great, they are all there in the virtual world, representing your hotel’s reputation. The good news is that, once you learn how to manage them, you can use them in your favor… Lesen Sie mehr »

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Weekly Roundup #11: Travel, Tech and Social Media

durch März 17, 2017 1:32 pm Leave a comment

Week 11/2017 Hello, everyone and Happy Friday to you all! Welcome to a new weekly roundup, for a fresh dose of the most recent and important news and stories! The hospitality business is always busy and exciting and this week was no exception. We are happy to announce new partnerships for our company and to deliver other relevant posts that have surfaced in the travel industry. Take a look at our recap and enjoy! Also, have a great, fun weekend! Industry News New partnerships for TrustYou: This week we stole the spotlight, not only with our 9th anniversary (which we, of… Lesen Sie mehr »

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5 Do’s and Don’ts of Direct Messaging Your Guests

durch Februar 21, 2017 10:00 am , , , Leave a comment

Last week, we shared the top five reasons not to be afraid of direct messaging your guests in part one of this blog series. Now that you’re not afraid (hopefully), it’s time to actually do it: ask someone out (I mean, direct message your guests – you’ll have to read part one to understand the dating references in this piece). Before we get into our do’s and don’ts, keep this in mind: A lot of articles that focus on direct messaging talk about the basic stuff: be nice and pleasant, don’t try to up-sell in your first message, don’t be… Lesen Sie mehr »

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5 Reasons Not to Be Afraid of Direct Messaging Your Guests

durch Februar 14, 2017 10:00 am , Leave a comment

Welcome to part 1 of our Direct Messaging blog series!   The Valentine’s Day pressure is real. Ask anyone in a relationship and they’ll tell you that the holiday of love can induce anxiety, sleepless nights and an urgent need to run to the drug store and get some Pepto Bismol. Then you factor in being single and this holiday ends up being the worst thing that Hallmark ever created. But that’s not why you’re still reading this. You’re still reading because direct messaging your potential guests is pretty similar to dating. And just like you shouldn’t be afraid of… Lesen Sie mehr »

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5 Things Every Hotel Website Should Feature for a Better UX

durch Januar 31, 2017 10:00 am , Leave a comment

Designing a hotel website is like preparing for a first date – you don’t get a second chance to make an impression. While us ladies may take hours to get ready for a date (the hair, the nails, the outfit, and everything else), many guys just literally roll out of bed. Or they claim they don’t, but that’s what it looks like, from their disheveled shirt to their scruffy beard and mismatched socks. You may try to give the guy a fair shot, but he’s already bet the odds against him when he shows up looking like that. I don’t want… Lesen Sie mehr »

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Motel One erfüllt Erwartungen der Gäste durch proaktiv eingeholte Bewertungen mittels Fragebögen

durch Januar 19, 2017 4:29 pm , , Leave a comment

Fragebögen nach dem Hotelaufenthalt sind einer der effektivsten Wege, Feedback zu erhalten und der einfachste Weg, direkte Einblicke in die Erfahrungen der Gäste bekommen.* Anfang 2016 sammelte TrustYou Daten von über 4 Millionen Bewertungen und festgestellt, dass fast die Hälfte aller Hotelbewertungen von den Hotels selbst angefordert werden.   Nachstehend die Aufschlüsselung: 44% - Von den Hotels gesammelte Fragebögen 41% - Online-Reiseagenturen 15% - Reise-Webseiten und Soziale Medien   Motel One nutzt TrustYous Gästefeedback-Plattform und Fragebogensoftware seit 2013. Sie wollten unter Beweis stellen, dass sich ein kostengünstiges, einzigartiges und gleichbleibendes Hotelerlebnis auszahlen kann. Dieses Konzept hat sich bewährt, indem sie… Lesen Sie mehr »

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2016 Year in Review: Looking Back at TrustYou’s Best Year Yet!

durch Januar 17, 2017 9:17 am Leave a comment

As we shake off the holidays and kick start a new year, we’re excited to look back at some of the highlights from the past 12 months and take a quick peek ahead at the trends 2017 will bring! From welcoming new partners and investing in employees to better support our growing client list, to launching dozens of new, much anticipated, features and three new products that made our platform even more powerful, it’s been a busy year!   Here’s a quick snapshot of some of our proudest moments:   2016 was a year of growth and innovation. We took… Lesen Sie mehr »

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2017 Will Be The Year of the Hotel Guest

durch Januar 9, 2017 1:04 am Leave a comment

Hotels will use personalization, engagement, and feedback to enhance the hotel guest experience in 2017   Each year, we at TrustYou get out our Magic 8 Balls and fortune teller caps to see if we can predict the future of the hospitality industry. This year, we see a bright future for hotels and their guests. This prediction unveiled itself without any sort of magic, but rather by consulting with many of the major news publications, plus industry experts and sources. Read ahead to find out what key hospitality trends we expect for 2017.   Personalization Capabilities Improve   From booking details… Lesen Sie mehr »

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3 Ways to Use Hotel Text Messaging to Increase Revenue

durch Januar 4, 2017 10:00 am Leave a comment

Often times, hoteliers, and particularly revenue managers, have to choose between strategies that enhance guest satisfaction versus those that increase revenues. You could offer unlimited, free wi-fi to guests in order to boost satisfaction, or you could charge a few dollars to make a profit from these services.   Personally, I am of the mindset that guest satisfaction does, in fact, have an impact on boosted revenues. Research shows that 76% of travelers are willing to pay more for a hotel with a higher rating. However, finding the direct connection of ratings to revenue is difficult (but not impossible). Therefore,… Lesen Sie mehr »

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Ungewöhnlich und unterschätzt: Europas versteckte Hotelperlen

durch Dezember 15, 2016 10:30 am , Leave a comment

Suchen Sie noch nach Reiseinspirationen für einen Städtetrip im Jahr 2017? TrustYou hat sich einige von Europas beliebtesten Reisezielen näher angesehen und jeweils die unterschätztesten Hotels ermittelt. Laut zahlreicher Bewertungen von Reisenden sind dies die Hotels, die es sich lohnt auf der nächsten Reise nach Rom, Madrid oder Paris genauer anzusehen. Die Auswahl setzt sich aus einer Mischung des TrustScores - ein Punktesystem, das TrustYou erstellt hat und das auf mehr als 100 Kategorien basiert - und der Hotelbeliebtheit zusammen. TrustYou hat dabei nur Hotels analysiert, die in den letzten 24 Monaten Bewertungen erhalten haben. Basierend auf verifizieren Bewertungsdaten hat TrustYou die folgen… Lesen Sie mehr »