Hoteliers

The 5 best hotel industry blogs every hotelier should be reading

November 6th, 2019|

According to recent research, three of the top hospitality trends that all hoteliers will know include digitalised guest experiences, the experience economy and environmental sustainability. Now ask yourself the following: where did you first come across them? Chances are, you likely read about them on a blog article first.

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What OTA commission rates are costing your hotel – and how to reduce them

November 6th, 2019|

OTAs, short for Online Travel Agencies, make up an important distribution channel for most travel businesses as more than half of all travellers use an OTA to plan their upcoming trips. For millennials, the figures are even more drastic: a recent report found that over 80% of bookings were […]

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Why the GDS system is still as important as ever for hotels

October 22nd, 2019|

The Global Distribution System (GDS), is a computer reservation system that allows travel agents to book hotel and travel services on behalf of their customers. There are four distribution channels that make up the GDS, namely Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan. Despite generating billions of dollars in sales year […]

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4 tips for writing content for hotel websites

September 10th, 2019|

Any hotelier nowadays will tell you that the best bookings are those that come in through the hotel’s own website. Why? Because those bookings don’t incur expenses to third-party channels, meaning they have the highest DRR (direct revenue ratio). But in the competitive hospitality industry, driving traffic to your […]

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SEO tips for hotels: how to optimise images for SEO

September 10th, 2019|

There are currently an estimated 700,000 hotels and resorts, offering a total number of 15.5 million rooms, worldwide. That’s a lot of options for consumers to choose from. As the hospitality industry becomes more and more competitive, hotels need to find new ways to stand out. 

One rather simple (but […]

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The benefits of using a booking engine and how to set it up

September 2nd, 2019|

Most hoteliers operating in the competitive hospitality industry would agree that a hotel’s website should be the most profitable channel and bring in the most amount of bookings. Considerably cheaper to maintain than distribution across other channels (such as OTA booking sites), online reservations via your direct website will […]

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How to choose the best GDS partner for your hotel

August 21st, 2019|

Global Distribution Systems (GDS) power the global travel industry by generating billions of dollars in sales every year. Online travel agents and travel agencies use a GDS to search for the best available travel and accommodation rates for their clients. In fact, more than 600,000 travel agents use a […]

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How to boost corporate hotel bookings

August 12th, 2019|

As a hotelier, you’ll be well aware that corporate RFP bids, particularly solicited ones, are a goldmine. Corporate guests are more likely to use other hotel services, such as restaurants, and thus increase incremental spending per room. In fact, business travel spending is expected to reach $1.7 trillion by […]

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3 tips to get more visitors to your hotel website

July 30th, 2019|

As a hotelier, your personal hotel website is your most profitable channel and should be seeing the highest number of hotel bookings. However, a recent Sabre and Phocuswright report found that online travel agencies (OTAs) are the preferred channels when it comes to booking hotel rooms. So how can […]

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The importance of the Chinese outbound tourism market

July 16th, 2019|

With a combined spend of US$288 billion on international travel in 2018 (nearly a quarter of global tourism spend), China is the world’s largest outbound tourism market. Thanks to rising Chinese incomes and friendlier visa policies, experts predict Chinese tourists will take 160 million outbound trips by 2020. 

In 2012, […]

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The importance of RFPs to increase corporate GDS business

June 17th, 2019|

The GDS, or Global Distribution System, helps generate billions of dollars in global travel sales every year. Independent travel agents, online agents and travel agencies all use a GDS to search for the best available travel and accommodation rates for their clients. Being represented in the GDS with a […]

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How to choose the best booking engine in the marketplace

June 4th, 2019|

As any successful accommodation provider will be able to tell you, your hotel’s website should be your most profitable channel, and should be seeing the highest amount of bookings. What better way to increase your website conversion rate than by ensuring you have the best booking engine on your […]

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Why you should consider joining a travel management consortia programme

May 13th, 2019|

A travel consortium is best defined as an organisation of 100’s of independent travel agencies that join together to leverage purchasing power and marketing opportunities.

In the hospitality sector, hotels have the option of joining a variety of travel consortia programmes to receive more visibility and increase hotel bookings, […]

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The importance of image quality for hotels

May 8th, 2019|

Having high quality images of your hotel online is crucial to driving more hotel bookings. Sounds pretty straight forward, right? But with the busy day-to-day schedule of hoteliers, it’s often a task that gets pushed to the bottom of their to-do lists.

However, this shouldn’t be the case. In […]

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Recruiting top talent | 5 skills all hospitality employees need

April 5th, 2019|

Finding the right staff for your hotel can be challenging. As customer-facing employees, they will be the first point of contact your guests have with your hotel. They are crucial to making a good first impression and building up your reputation. Recruitment for these roles is therefore not something […]

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Five ways to improve your hotel’s operational efficiency

March 27th, 2019|

To succeed in the fast-paced hospitality industry, a hotel needs to be as efficient as possible when it comes to its operational capabilities. Guests have higher standards than ever and expect a faultless experience whenever they stay at a hotel, so improving operational efficiency is a must. However, as […]

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Staying Cool at the Rotunda Marks 10 Years

May 2nd, 2018|

Birmingham’s award-winning boutique serviced apartment operator, Staying Cool, is celebrating a decade at the Rotunda with ten unique artistic and culture events – Creative Heights – over the next year. The HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts partner will host a programme featuring ground-breaking music, art, food, performance and cinema experiences in […]

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Serviced apartment sector continues to grow as new properties join HotelREZ

April 18th, 2018|

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts has welcomed a number of new serviced apartments to its portfolio recently, including Staying Cool at the Rotunda and Talbot Suites at Stonebridge – part of The Talbot Collection. These join Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, the first of a new brand that opened in London […]

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Queensberry Hotel Co-owner Named Among UK’s Top 10 Boutique Hotel Business Leaders

April 16th, 2018|

Laurence Beere, co-owner of The Queensberry Hotel, a HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts partner hotel founded in Bath with his wife Helen, has been named in Boutique Hotelier’s Power List: ‘a celebration of individuals, responsible for leading, spearheading and encouraging in their own hotels up and down the country, who are intrinsic […]

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Dorint Hotel Dresden prepares for extensive renovation

February 9th, 2018|

Dorint Hotel Dresden, part of the Dorint Hotels collection, is set to undergo an extensive programme of renovation and conversion, aiming for completion in time for the hotel’s 25th anniversary in 2019. All 243 rooms and most of the public areas are to be modernised during the work. This […]

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