This Month's Top Stories About Hotel News

As new hotels keep springing up and chain hotels keep establishing new hotels, there are going to be top stories news on a daily basis. Hotels news come from different fields. Some journalists and bloggers always look out for the latest hotel news and trends. The hotel industry is always pushing to break their previous records. Many are implementing the latest technology available in order to make their guests stay more memorable. Herein we listed this month's top 3 stories about hotel news.

 

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Hotel Booking Engine: Expectations vs. Reality

In this generation, the competition in the hotel industry has made software providers roll out booking engines even when they are not yet ready. Some software providers don’t care about their clients after they have started using their booking engine. Because of this, it is very important to do your research before you decide to invest in any booking engine. Herein, we discuss the expectation vs. reality of hotel booking engines. 

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What To Look For When Deciding On A Booking Engine For Your Hotel

These days a lot of software providers are developing booking engines. And because of this, many booking engines now saturate the market. Sometimes it becomes difficult for hoteliers to decide which booking engine is good for them. Some booking engine providers in their effort to add many features to their booking engine now complicate the software. This complicated software now makes the booking process looks troublesome. Below we are going to discuss some features to look out for when deciding on a booking engine for your hotel.

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Benefits Guest Will Gain From Increase Hotel Direct Booking

These days hoteliers are looking for ways to increase their direct booking. Direct booking from guests will actually increase the revenue of the hotel. No wonder hoteliers are doing everything to make sure they increase their direct bookings. They optimize their website, integrate a good booking engine on their website and social media. They also make sure that the booking engine design integrates seamlessly with the design of their website. They use clear call-to-action buttons and good landing pages. All these actions help in increasing hotel direct booking. But another important way of increasing hotel direct booking is to communicate the benefit of your hotel direct booking to your guests. 

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5 Ways To Increase Your Hotel Revenue In 2020

"How can I generate more revenues for my hotel?"

This is a question that all hoteliers are questioning. Hoteliers want to know how they can increase their hotel revenues, how they can fill their rooms, and make more money. The competition in the hotel industry is becoming fierce day by day. More new hotels are coming up. New technologies are being adopted to make guests stay more comfortable. All these actions taken by hoteliers are just to help them to make more money. Hotels are coming up on ways to retain their current existing guests and ways to attract new guests to their hotel. So, without further ado, here are 5 ways to increase your hotel revenue in 2020.

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Will Hotel PMS Ever Rule The Hotel Industry?

There was once a time when hoteliers were all using spreadsheet and reservation book to manage their bookings. Those days hoteliers collect limited information from guests. The front desk staff only managed to collect information like names, phone number, email, address, room and time of arrival. And this information is usually either in a booklet or kept save in the hotel computer. That means these details can only be accessed from the hotel premises.

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Why Do You Need To Invest In A Good Resort Management Software?

Running and managing a resort is a challenging task for players in this industry. The best way to gain competitive advantage is by adapting to technological software. Gone are the days when hoteliers use excel or booking booklets to manage their resort. During peak seasons and holiday periods, the resort staff are usually overworked and stressed. This is because they were doing everything manually. Investing in a resort management software will deliver exceptional experience to your guests and enhance your overall efficiency through automation of repetitive tasks. Herein we discuss why you need to invest in a good resort management software.

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7 Reasons Why Hotels Should Invest in a Channel Manager

You can’t deny that filling up the rooms is the hardest battle for hoteliers. In the hunt for more guests, hotels have varying channels to bring in more bookings. However, managing them manually is time-consuming and less effective.

One hotel system that could help hoteliers and is benefiting your hotel is a Channel Manager. Well, there’s no doubt that some hoteliers still not convinced of how technology could transform hotel business. This is why we’ve listed 7 reasons why hotels should invest in a Channel Manager.

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Hotel PMS and Channel Manager

The evolution of digital technology and the Internet has increasingly changed the hotel industry. Have you ever imagine how does the revolution of technology influence the room occupancy, hotel revenues and guest experience? How does the Property Management System (PMS) optimize hotel management?

Read also: Technology in the Hospitality Industry - Have We Gone Too Far?

To understand how technology and the Internet influence the day-to-day functioning of a hotel, it is important to realize the connections between the key components of the data flow chain, namely the PMS, Online Travel Agent (OTA), and Channel Manager.

 

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Online Hotel Bookings vs. Offline Bookings

The internet has changed people’s behavior. The tourism industry has changed because of the internet. People use the internet to do their research online. Travelers use the internet to compare hotels and their prices when deciding on their vacation destinations. Thanks to the internet as the booking process is no longer the same as before.

Nowadays, booking can be made earlier before the date of the stay. No queuing up at the front desk is required. Travelers can choose which hotel they want to stay based on previous guests People use the internet to read reviews about the place they want to go and the things they want to do. Below we are going to discuss the difference between online hotel bookings and offline bookings.

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