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Tony Ciccarone

Tony Ciccarone is a web developer who is experienced in making high-quality professional websites, writing clean & reusable code, and creating data-driven web applications.

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Hotel Reputation Management and Your 2014 Marketing ...

Tony Ciccarone // October 2, 2013

It’s already that time again: budget planning, marketing strategies, allocating for digital efforts. I’m not really here to tell you what percentage of your hotel marketing budget to put toward online efforts (likely more of…

From Beds to Being on Top of Guest Reviews, Starwood...

Tony Ciccarone // October 1, 2013

Global Hotel Company Gets What Matters Most to Guests: Listening To Guest Reviews & Responding When Westin Hotels and Resorts unveiled the Heavenly Bed hoteliers around the world could be heard saying, “Why didn’t we…

Best Hotels in San Francisco, Decided by Travelers W...

Tony Ciccarone // September 30, 2013

It’s Monday, and here at TrustYou HQ, that means it is time for a fresh new weekly Ranker Report. These reports recognize the world’s top hotels in popular destinations worldwide, and today, we’ve analyzed the…

Online Hotel Reviews & the Emotional Connection

Tony Ciccarone // September 27, 2013

I recently saw a quote float by on Facebook (which, of course, I can’t find anymore so forgive the paraphrase) about how we spend our entire youths dedicated to getting the righteous A, but as…

Trump Hotel Collection Trumps Competition

Tony Ciccarone // September 26, 2013

Five-Star Luxury Brand Displays Score & Reviews from Major Review Sites Under Guest Testimonial Section Trump Hotel Collection, an exquisitely curated five-star brand with properties in prime locations, is known as much for its service…

The First Step for Hotels to Exceed Guests' Expectat...

Tony Ciccarone // September 25, 2013

What makes a perfect hotel stay? It’s really so rare, isn’t it? I believe what makes a perfect stay is when the hotel exceeds your expectations… and this is a waltz. A dance of two…

Best Hotels in Chicago, Decided by Travelers Worldwide

Tony Ciccarone // September 23, 2013

It’s Monday, and here at TrustYou HQ, that means it is time for a fresh new weekly Ranker Report. These reports recognize the world’s top hotels in popular destinations worldwide, and today, we’ve analyzed the…

Responding to Hotel Reviews: Replies We Like (Tip 5)

Tony Ciccarone // September 20, 2013

Despite all my advice, there are a whole lot of hotels doing reputation management well. Here are a few examples of replies I like. They may not all be perfect, but there’s something really authentic…

Responding to Hotel Reviews: It’s Possible to Make I...

Tony Ciccarone // September 19, 2013

Isn’t responding what’s important? Can the message actually make it worse? Yes, it can. My last post talked about disparity in responses to hotel reviews. I think this is a prime example of how it…

Responding to Hotel Reviews: Appointing a Chief Repl...

Tony Ciccarone // September 12, 2013

I get that it’s hard for a lot of properties to have a dedicated person to reply to hotel reviews. I feel like it’s still a big win to see more and more hotels replying…

Responding to Hotel Reviews: Dos and Don’ts of the C...

Tony Ciccarone // September 10, 2013

Thankfully, fewer and fewer hotels are cutting and pasting replies to guest feedback. With the arrival of the custom message, a few new issues are showing themselves. Today’s tips are some friendly suggestions about those…

Best Hotels in Rome, Decided by Travelers Worldwide

Tony Ciccarone // September 9, 2013

It’s Monday, and here at TrustYou HQ, that means it is time for a fresh new weekly Ranker Report. These reports recognize the world’s top hotels in popular destinations worldwide, and today, we’ve analyzed the…