Tourism Trends

How independent hotels can increase reservations

March 13th, 2020|

Independent, non-branded properties often have to compete against well-known hotel chains or brands with extensive sales resources and revenue capabilities.

This can be frustrating and might seem like it’s impossible for an independent hotel’s reservations to increase significantly.

This couldn’t be further from the truth though.

Guests often look […]

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How can hotels optimise their presence on Book on Google?

March 9th, 2020|

It’s 2020, and the way people book hotels is becoming more digitalised as travellers today are more technologically savvy than ever before.

The most recent statistics suggest that 83% of US adults now prefer to book their travel online, while online digital travel sales were worth a massive US$755 […]

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Is your hotel website 2020 ready?

March 5th, 2020|

The last few months of 2019 saw Google change its advertising tactics in an attempt to disrupt the online travel market, making it more expensive for OTA’s and hotels to attract bookers. 

As a result, hotel owners have started shifting their focus towards other distribution channels to drive bookings. (Have […]

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Global travel trends 2020: the drivers of change in the hospitality industry

December 10th, 2019|

It’s almost 2020, and as we prepare to enter not just a new year but a new decade as well, it’s important to take a step back and analyse how current world affairs will affect the travel industry going forward. This year has seen many global changes: from an […]

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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.

As […]

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World Rainbow Hotels 2019 Consortia Programme launches

July 31st, 2018|

World Rainbow Hotels, a global brand of certified gay and lesbian welcoming hotels, launches its 2019 Global Consortia Programme this month.
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England Room Occupancy Survey

May 3rd, 2018|

Every month VisitEngland™ publishes the England Occupancy Survey (EOS), which uses a measure of bedroom occupancy across the serviced accommodation sector – from large hotels to small B&Bs and farmhouses – and across the country.

In the latest figures for 2018, room occupancy in England has increased +1% in January (65%) […]

Facebook targets the travel industry

March 30th, 2017|

It was probably only a matter of time. Facebook has made its most decisive foray into the travel industry with the launch of its ‘City Guides’ feature on its mobile app, enabling its users to contact and make reservations in a number of hotels and restaurants in a given city.

Rather […]

Outlook for 2017: Travel in Times of Global Uncertainty

January 19th, 2017|

By Mark Lewis, Founder and CEO of HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts

If one thing is clear, it’s that 2016 marked the beginning of a new era of uncertainty. With political upheavals like Brexit, Donald Trump and the Turkish coup d’état, terror attacks in France and Belgium and natural disasters in […]

Chinese Outbound Travel [e-guide]

March 17th, 2016|

This March HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts launches its latest product, REZChina, aimed at helping independent hotels access the very lucrative market of Chinese outbound travel. Get our latest e-guide ‘Chinese Outbound Travel: a visual guide for hotels’ below.

How China is leading the way in mobile bookings

October 19th, 2015|

Early this month, a new report from travel research experts Phocuswright, provided a more detailed overview of how travellers in eight key markets are navigating the evolving consumer travel life cycle. The report covers hot topics such as millennials driving the online travel trend in the so called BRIC countries (Brazil, […]

Insights into the Indian Outbound Travel Market [e-guide]

October 12th, 2015|

The UNWTO predicts the Indian outbound travel market will account for 50 million tourists by 2020, and its total outbound spending is expected to cross the US$28 billion mark. This, coupled with the country’s new generation of middle class tourists, set to grow even further, makes it a potential […]

Needs and Habits of the Modern Business Traveller

July 14th, 2015|

Last May travel intelligence company Skift, together with American Express, has published a report on the Lifestyle Habits of the 24/7 Business Traveller. In it, the lifestyle needs and habits of today’s business traveller are surveyed, and emerging new trends in hospitality examined.

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts breaks down the […]

Why Going Green means Good Business for Hotels [infographic]

June 10th, 2015|

Whether it is done as a way to cut utility bills and use resources more efficiently, minimize your hotel’s environmental impact or differentiate your product, taking a sustainable approach simply makes good business sense. HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts expands on the business case for sustainability in hospitality, looking more […]

Bleisure: a growing trend in Business Travel

March 16th, 2015|

Business travel usually means boardroom meetings, negotiations and presentations. Right? Wrong. Increasingly more and more business travellers are looking to extend their business trips, turning them into leisure breaks when, and where, possible. HotelREZ sums up important information on this growing trend affecting business travel.
What is Bleisure?
This is how […]

Outlook for 2015: The Year of the Independent Hotelier

January 27th, 2015|

By Mark Lewis, Founder and CEO of HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts

As is customary in the beginning of every New Year, hundreds of opinion articles and white papers, from hotel marketing trends to hospitality industry forecasts, flood the internet pouring from all angles. This year, the most cited prospects tell […]

International Tourism up by 5%

September 26th, 2014|

Data released earlier this month by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), reveals that international travel has grown by 4.6% in the first half of 2014. Just in the first six months of the year, an estimated 517 million international tourists have crossed borders, 22 million more when […]

The BIG Business of Golf Tourism

September 2nd, 2014|

Worldwide golf holiday sales by golf tour operators have grown by more than 20% over the past two years, according to IAGTO, the global trade organisation of the golf tourism industry. Earlier this year, IAGTO’s Chief Executive Peter Walton summed up the most recent trends for Golf Tourism:
“Not only […]

Catering for Female Business Travellers

August 11th, 2014|

Earlier this summer, travel intelligence company Skift and digital marketing software company Buuteeq published a new trends report on the rise of female business travellers. HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts breaks down the essentials and explains why hoteliers and travel marketers should start paying serious attention to this emerging segment.

The Importance of Reaching Social Travellers

July 14th, 2014|

The results from the latest TripBarometer report focusing on Social Travellers indicate hotel businesses need to start properly leveraging this new social wave.