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Weekly Roundup #3: Travel, Tech and Social Media

durch Januar 19, 2018 1:19 pm Leave a comment

Week 3/2017 Hi, everyone! Another week means another weekly roundup, so we gathered and summarized the most important hospitality news and stories that were published this week in the media. You can take a look at your dose of information and also, don’t forget to follow our social media accounts: we are on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram! Until next Friday, have a wonderful weekend!   Industry News TrustYou Launches the First All-In-One Guest Feedback Platform with New Review Marketing and Guest Messaging Features: We are happy to announce that we’re starting the year with a significant upgrade, releasing… Lesen Sie mehr »

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The Top 3 Features Hotels Can Leverage in A Guest Feedback Platform

durch Januar 16, 2018 4:15 pm Leave a comment

New Year, New Strategy. It has a nice ring to it. But what hotel marketing or hotel operations strategy is right for you, and how can you make sure it’s successful? At TrustYou, we know one thing for certain: guest feedback impacts bookings. From the initial booking, all the way until the guest checks out, guest feedback impacts a guest’s decisions and experiences from start to finish. That’s why a single, online reputation solution isn’t enough to strategically take advantage of everything guest feedback has to offer. Today, hotels need a solution to not only analyze, but also collect, manage,… Lesen Sie mehr »


Weekly Roundup #2: Travel, Tech and Social Media

durch Januar 12, 2018 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Week 2/2018 Welcome back to our Weekly Roundup, the very first one of 2018! It has been a few weeks since we delivered the news, but we are back in business now and excited about the new year ahead of us. Many things will surely change in hospitality, but one thing will remain the same: every Friday, we’ll continue to make it our mission to present to you the latest and most important hospitality news and stories from the media. So go ahead and take a look at this week’s overview and we’ll talk to you next Friday! Have a… Lesen Sie mehr »

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2017 Year in Review: A Look Back at Last Year’s Biggest Moments

durch Januar 11, 2018 12:10 pm Leave a comment

If 2016 was amazing, 2017 was one for the record books. From new platform features and updates, to significant customer milestones, ambitious projects and innovative research, 2017 has been another epic year here at TrustYou. So, as we begin a new year, we’d like to take a moment and look back on all the things we’ve learned, experienced, and achieved together in the past 12 months.   See the 2017 Year in Review   The highlight of the year has to be, without a doubt, TrustYou’s acquisition. After carefully searching for a partner in crime, as we like to call… Lesen Sie mehr »

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Voice Messaging through AI – The Future Of Communication In Hospitality

durch Januar 5, 2018 8:45 am , Leave a comment

Communication has been used by every civilization in the world. From signs and drawings, to the many different methods that we use everyday, it’s been used to exchange information in a meaningful way. With the rise of technology, communication was even more deeply impacted, which is one of the topics that we approach in our previous post: Technology Trends In Travel: What To Expect In 2018. Newer, easier, and more exciting ways of communicating are being developed every day, and we have now reached a point when we can carry a message to any distance, and through a multitude of… Lesen Sie mehr »


Weekly Roundup #51: Travel, Tech and Social Media

durch Dezember 22, 2017 12:23 pm Leave a comment

Week 51/2017 Welcome to another Weekly Roundup, dear readers! It’s been another busy week in hospitality and we made sure to sum it all up for you, so here are a few interesting news and stories. We hope that you enjoy the read, don’t forget to follow our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram!) and we’ll talk to you in 2018! Happy holidays and an amazing New Year from all of us here, at TrustYou! Industry News Google Listings Now Feature Messaging: Did you hear? Travelers can send text messages to hotels directly from their search results.… Lesen Sie mehr »


Google Listings Now Feature Messaging

durch Dezember 20, 2017 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Travelers can send text messages to hotels directly from their search results. Sending a “Message” is the newest call-to-action in Google’s My Business listing on mobile. Not only is this a free opportunity for you to connect with potential guests, but it is a more important new and direct channel for conversion from Google. Logically, when someone searches for a hotel, they are looking for more information of some sort. In a traveler’s search and evaluation stage, easily answering that vital question “Is breakfast included?” could be the difference between getting a direct booking and losing out: especially in today’s… Lesen Sie mehr »


Weekly Roundup #50: Travel, Tech and Social Media

durch Dezember 15, 2017 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Week 50/2017 Greeting, everyone! Another end of the week means another Weekly Roundup on our blog, so make yourself comfortable and enjoy the read! As usual, we gathered the most interesting news and stories that were recently published and summarized them, so you could quickly recap what went on this week in hospitality. Don’t forget to follow our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram!) and, until next Friday, have a wonderful weekend! Industry News Sitecore to give AccorHotels a ‘mobile first’ makeover: The corporate website of our clients from Accor will be overhauled with a new design.… Lesen Sie mehr »


Weekly Roundup #49: Travel, Tech and Social Media

durch Dezember 8, 2017 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Week 49/2017 Happy Friday, fellow readers and welcome back to our blog, for a new Weekly Roundup! Once again, we put together this week’s most interesting news and stories, so that you would have a summarized version of what happened lately in hospitality and travel. We hope you enjoy the read and as usual, we invite you to follow us on our social media accounts, for even more insights - we are on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram! Until the next Weekly Roundup, have an amazing weekend! Industry News Amazon Wants More Hotels Using Alexa Voice-Powered Services: Amazon has… Lesen Sie mehr »


Attracting Guests For The Holiday Season – DO’s And DONT’s

durch Dezember 7, 2017 8:50 am , Leave a comment

‘Tis the season once more! For hoteliers, though, silent nights are usually not an option. The holidays might be the busiest time of the year. Not that that’s a bad thing, on the contrary - it’s your time to shine! You probably already have a marketing strategy in place, specifically for this period, in order to get travelers to book your hotel and also “wow” them in the process. It’s important to acknowledge the huge opportunity that Christmas, Hanukkah and all of the other holidays pose for a hotel’s revenue, since not everyone is driving home for Christmas nowadays. Some… Lesen Sie mehr »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Textnachrichten aufs Handy: Verbesserte Kommunikation zwischen Hotel und Gast

durch November 21, 2016 3:46 pm Leave a comment

Konversationen zwischen Hotelmitarbeitern und Gästen verlagern sich zunehmend auf Direktnachrichten, da der Austausch von Informationen immer mehr digital und über Smartphones stattfindet. Mithilfe dieser Konversationen können viele nützliche Erkenntnisse in Bezug auf den Reiseverlauf des Gastes gewonnen werden, indem Inhalte und Kommunikationsverhalten analysiert werden. Von Gästefeedback mit Direktnachrichtenversand in Echtzeit profitieren Um dies besser zu veranschaulichen, haben wir mit TrustYous hochmoderner Sentiment-Analyse-Algorythmen 10.000 Nachrichten analysiert. Die unten stehende Infografik zeigt eine Auswahl an bestehenden Konversationen zwischen TrustYou Messaging-Kunden und ihren Gästen:     Hotels können viel über ihre Gäste lernen, indem sie regelmäßig mit ihnen vor Ort kommunizieren. Heutige Kommunikationsmethoden… Lesen Sie mehr »


The Top 10 Best Places to Stay in NYC Over the Holidays

durch November 8, 2016 10:00 am , Leave a comment

Each year, New York City transforms itself into a holiday wonderland; its storefronts are the subject of movies and it's Christmas Tree is world renowned. And despite Christmas Creep seemingly taking over before trick or treaters have inventoried their Halloween haul, the holiday season really kicks off in New York City with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. For those folks looking to take in the parade, from marching bands and Woody Woodpecker, through to the iconic visit from Santa Claus, identifying the best places to stay in NYC can be intimidating. After all, New York City has nearly 300 hotels to choose… Lesen Sie mehr »