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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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Can Hotel Apps Build Instant Brand Loyalty?

durch September 21, 2016 10:00 am , , Leave a comment

If there’s one word we’re all concerned about in the hospitality industry, it’s brand loyalty – and how to get more of it from our guests. We roll out the red carpet (figuratively and sometimes literally), try to give impeccable service, anticipate demands before they’re even made; yet we’re all still struggling with brand loyalty. Are native hotel apps the solution to finally cracking the brand loyalty problem, once and for all? First, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of native hotel apps (the ones many hotel brands have such as Starwood, Marriott, Mandarin, etc.):   Pros and… Lesen Sie mehr »

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The Growing Significance of the Mobile Concierge

durch Juli 6, 2016 3:00 pm , , , Leave a comment

Today, technology, almost more than anything, plays a huge role in how consumers book and experience travel. Prior to our hyper-connected world, travelers relied on brands and hotel concierges to get trusted tips and tricks. Now there’s more information than travelers even know what to do with. There is an ever-growing number of mobile apps to help people get where they’re going. New mobile technology helps make it easier for business to provide information and consumers to receive it. Personalized travel is becoming the new norm and now startups want to help solve consumers' pain points. As a hotelier, it’s… Lesen Sie mehr »

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It’s Here! The Recommended Method (and Cadence) of Responding to Reviews

durch Mai 25, 2016 2:03 pm , , Leave a comment

Over the past few years, you may have heard multiple, and often differing, opinions on how hotels should respond to online reviews. Recently, Cornell released a study that helps hotels answer the age-old question. The study found correlations between reviews and hotel revenue and that there are two key limitations on how review responses lead to revenue improvements: 1). Too many responses is worse than offering no response and 2). Consumers more appreciate responses to negative reviews. So how can hotels utilize this information to update their current response process? Here are a few tips and guidelines. Prioritizing Review Responses… Lesen Sie mehr »

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Umfrage zeigt: TrustYou ist meistgenutztes Programm für Online-Reputationsmanagement

durch November 19, 2015 10:28 am Leave a comment

Online-Bewertungen haben sich zu einem wichtigen Marketinginstrument für Hotels entwickelt. Neben der Stärkung der Kundenbeziehung sorgt der richtige Umgang mit Bewertungen auch für mehr Buchungen, erhöhten Umsatz und gibt Möglichkeiten für besseres Qualitätsmanagement.*  Der einfachste Weg, um die Vielzahl an Bewertungen auf den unterschiedlichsten Portalen zu überblicken und zu verwalten sind Online-Reputationsmanagement-Tools. Tourismuspartner, die Experten für Hotelbewertungen und Online Reputation, haben kürzlich eine Befragung von 20 Hotelketten in Deutschland, Österreich in der Schweiz wie Accor, Lindner und Motel One zum Thema “Wie Hotelketten die Bewertungsflut organisieren” durchgeführt. TrustYou wurde in der Umfrage von mehr als der Hälfte als genutztes ORM-Tool… Lesen Sie mehr »

You love our hotel? Well, I really don’t care. Why Selective Hospitality is Not Okay

durch Januar 21, 2013 4:49 pm , Leave a comment

Imagine a guest walks up to the front desk of your property and says, “I absolutely love your hotel! It has the most comfortable beds ever, your staff could not be any nicer and the meal I had last night in your restaurant was the best I’ve had in ages. Outstanding!” The person behind the front desk just looks at them and says nothing. Not a word. Complete silence. A blank stare. You would be appalled. That’s the opposite of hospitality and, in fact, it’s just downright rude. Right? (It’s a rhetorical question, don’t answer.) So why is it okay… Lesen Sie mehr »

Save time, increase accuracy. Check out our new big partnership.

durch Juli 24, 2012 3:45 pm , Leave a comment

TripAdvisor is like the Texas of travel review sites. It is big. It is well-known. It is, at times, controversial. Despite what nay-sayers say about the site, it is a force to be reckoned with. …And we just partnered with them. This partnership provides TrustYou clients with some new and very important benefits. In the deal, TrustYou will have access to TripAdvisor’s API. This means that for the first time ever, TrustYou clients now have access to all of their TripAdvisor content, grouped, semantically categorized, and visualized in near real-time. These reviews can be analyzed with reviews from the 250+… Lesen Sie mehr »

Want more reviews on high-traffic websites? We’ve made it easier with our latest partnership.

durch Juli 24, 2012 10:50 am , Leave a comment

Few hoteliers would dispute that reviews are a big deal. Regardless of their sentiments, the number of reviews a hotel receives has a direct impact on a hotel’s rankings on review sites and search engines like Google. Placement on these sites determines when (or even if) potential guests will find the hotel while doing research on where to stay for their next trip, meaning that placement is crucial for sales and bookings. With the help of TrustYou’s online reputation surveys, hoteliers have access to our reputation survey tools, with free, customizable surveys that can be sent directly to guests following… Lesen Sie mehr »