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Millienials Are Choosing OTAs – How Can Reviews Influence Their Decisions?

durch August 29, 2017 1:30 pm , , Leave a comment

It has become pretty clear by now that millennial travelers are here to stay. Sure, Gen Z is quickly catching up, but millennials are still leading the race and hospitality is going above and beyond to adapt to this particular generation of consumers. Driving millennials to a hotel and keeping things as personal as possible has become a priority for hotels and, naturally, this includes direct bookings.   What happens though when millennials choose OTAs rather than booking directly on the hotel website? Unfortunately, this is not a rhetorical question, but a reality. Studies show that indirect bookings are on… Lesen Sie mehr »

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APIs and how to use them to increase bookings

durch Mai 17, 2017 3:32 pm Leave a comment

Property management, customer relationship management, revenue management, reputation management, bookings management...software. These different kinds of software solutions all help hotels to guarantee a flawless booking experience, a pleasant on-site stay, and a positive online rating. Hundreds of established companies, as well as new start-ups, facilitate the hotel-guest-relations and want to become a part of a hotel’s tech stack. The ones that are most effective understand the technological requirements in a hotel ecosystem, and are using APIs to seamlessly connect their offerings to the day-to-day operations of their hotel partners. So how can hotels utilize these API connections to work more… 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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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 »

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What Hotels Can Learn from Amazon Go

durch Dezember 13, 2016 10:00 am , , Leave a comment

Last week, online retail giant, Amazon, wowed the internet community when they released this preview of their new shopping innovation, Amazon Go. The concept is a “Just Walk Out” shopping model that allows customers to buy what they need without having to stand in a checkout line. The news filtered through most major news outlets, all with the collective opinion that Amazon was changing retail stores as we know them today. While the technology can be complicated, most critics agree that customer demand for this type of shopping experience will rise. But why does this shake-up in the retail space also important for… Lesen Sie mehr »

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How Hotels Can Increase Guest Survey Response Rates

durch November 29, 2016 10:00 am , Leave a comment

Guest feedback is essential to any service-based business, so it’s no surprise that hoteliers are always looking to encourage guest reviews via guest surveys. Reviews offer unparalleled insight to your guests’ experience. If you want to increase your guest survey response rates, take the time to reduce barriers to entry and increase efficiency. From post-stay emails to incentives, there are a few easy-to-implement ways to get the most out of your efforts.   Make it Simple and Easy   First, hotels should remove as many barriers to entry as possible for guest survey responses. Guests are far less likely to leave… Lesen Sie mehr »

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How to Use Reputation Management to Influence Hotel CapEx

durch Oktober 26, 2016 10:41 pm , Leave a comment

Introduction to Hotel CapEx   Hotels have a lot of options when it comes to allocating capital expenditure, or CapEx, budgets each year. Without proper data and research, it’s nearly impossible to choose the most impactful improvements that will maximize return on investment. Hotels that take the time to analyze their existing data, i.e. guest reviews, have the the opportunity to choose the best projects. Here’s how you can use reputation management to allocate your hotel’s CapEx.   What is a capital expenditure?   A capital expenditure is either a newly purchased asset or an investment in a current capital… Lesen Sie mehr »