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

per agosto 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… leggi ancora »

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Can Hotel Apps Build Instant Brand Loyalty?

per settembre 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… leggi ancora »

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The Growing Significance of the Mobile Concierge

per luglio 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… leggi ancora »

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

per maggio 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… leggi ancora »

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Survey shows that TrustYou is the most used program for online reputation management

per novembre 19, 2015 10:28 am Leave a comment

Online reviews have developed as an important marketing instrument for hotels. The right way of dealing with reviews results in a stronger customer relationship, more bookings, higher revenue and offers possibilities for better quality management.* The most convenient way to overview and manage the numerous reviews on the many different platforms are online reputation management tools. Tourismuspartner, experts for hotel reviews and online reputation, recently conducted a study with 20 hotel chains in Germany, Austria and Switzerland like Accor, Lindner and Motel One, examining the topic “How hotel chains manage the flood of reviews”. TrustYou was named as the ORM… leggi ancora »

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

per gennaio 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… leggi ancora »