Best practices

A hotelier’s guide to responding to reviews

by December 18, 2012 2:50 pm Best practices

We recently gave plenty of reasons why collecting more reviews is important. In a nutshell, more reviews equates to more revenue. Now, let’s take things one-step further; after receiving reviews, how should hoteliers react? Responding allows hoteliers to leverage its reviews into even more – more satisfied guests, more reviews and more bookings. One of the biggest benefits of responding is more reassured guests, as they see management is listening and cares; which has a ripple effect on reputation, revenue and positive word of mouth. Yet, 68% of hotels don’t respond. We created this best practices guide to help this… read more »

A hoteliers guide to more reviews

by November 27, 2012 2:56 pm Best practices

More Reviews = More Revenue We’ve been talking about the importance of reviews for years. With more than 80% of travelers reading reviews prior to making a booking decision, hotels must pay attention to guest opinions to stay ahead of the game. It’s not optional. It’s of upmost importance. Quite simply put, more reviews equates to more revenue. It turns out, the quantity of reviews a hotel receives has a very big impact on a hotel’s revenue. More reviews give hotels better overall review scores, higher room rates and more visibility for future guests. Encouraging more reviews is crucial for… read more »