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

par août 29, 2017 1:30 , , 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… Lire plus »

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APIs and how to use them to increase bookings

par mai 17, 2017 3:32 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… Lire plus »

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These Categories Are Most Positively and Negatively Impacting Hotel Ratings

par avril 27, 2017 2:00 , , Leave a comment

Friendliness of staff most positively impacts hotel ratings, while bathrooms are dragging hotel ratings down most often.   Guest reviews have gone beyond simple 1-to-5 star hotel ratings. With the introduction of guest satisfaction surveys and review sites like TripAdvisor, hotel guests started leaving detailed reviews to help future travelers make decisions. Now, recent research confirms that over 95% of travelers are reading those reviews before booking a hotel. However, travelers are not the only ones who can benefit from this level of detail.   With TrustYou’s advanced text analysis, we can pinpoint positive and negative sentiments for 100+ categories… Lire plus »

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

par février 21, 2017 10:00 , , , 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… Lire plus »

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5 Reasons Not to Be Afraid of Direct Messaging Your Guests

par février 14, 2017 10:00 , 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… Lire plus »

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5 Things Every Hotel Website Should Feature for a Better UX

par janvier 31, 2017 10:00 , 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… Lire plus »

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Motel One Fulfills Guest Expectations with Guest Satisfaction Surveys

par janvier 19, 2017 2:35 , , Leave a comment

Post-stay feedback surveys are one of the most effective feedback channels and are the easiest way to get direct insights about guest experiences.* In early 2016, TrustYou collected data from over 4 million reviews and found out that nearly half of all hotel reviews are solicited by the hotels themselves. Here is the break down: 44% - Surveys collected by hotels 41% - Online Travel Agencies 15% - Travel Sites and Social Media TrustYou client, Motel One, began utilizing the guest feedback platform and survey solution back in 2013. They sought to prove that a budget-friendly, unique, and consistent hotel… Lire plus »

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Unusual, Unique, and… Underrated: Europe’s Hidden Hotel Gems

par décembre 15, 2016 9:06 , Leave a comment

Looking for some travel inspiration in 2017? TrustYou took a look at some of Europe’s most popular cities and identified the most underrated hotels. According to traveler reviews, these are the hotels worth checking out on the next trip to Rome, Madrid or Paris! The list is based on a mix of the TrustScore, a scoring system that TrustYou has created for hotels based on more than 100 categories, and hotel popularity. TrustYou analyzed only hotels with reviews in the past 24 months and identified less popular hotels as those with  review counts lower than 10% of the threshold. Based… Lire plus »

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What Hotels Can Learn from Amazon Go

par décembre 13, 2016 10:00 , , 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… Lire plus »

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How Hotels Can Increase Guest Survey Response Rates

par novembre 29, 2016 10:00 , 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… Lire plus »