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 a hotel owner, staying up to date with the latest trends and happenings in the hospitality industry is crucial. The best way to do so is to pick your top 3 to 5 hospitality blogs and sign up to their newsletter to be notified of new hotel blog posts when they come out. Not only is this a great way for small hotels to keep informed of the latest news, but sharing relevant blog posts to your social media channels can also help you attract potential guests.
But with all the different publications online, it can be difficult to know where to start – especially when trying to fit it into your busy schedule. So we’ve gone ahead and listed the best hotel blogs out there. Happy reading!
Here are the 5 best hotel blogs to bookmark now
Hospitality Net is one of our go-to places for up-to-the-minute boutique hotel news, opinion articles and news on hotel openings. It publishes multiple articles in different categories daily, making it easy to find more niche coverage. From updates on how technology affects the travel industry to the biggest upcoming industry events and conferences, their blog covers a wide range of topics for you to get lost in.
PhocusWire is a great place to stay updated on what they call ‘the backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry’ – technology, distribution and the digital economy. Formerly known as ‘tnooz’, Phocuswire has some great content on the digital travel economy – particularly important for hotels wanting to attract more millennials. We also like the fact that they organise regular insightful webinars, which they add to their website, allowing you to re-watch them whenever you have time – perfect for busy hoteliers.
3) World Rainbow Hotels Blog
The World Rainbow Hotels website has a blog focusing on insights from the LGBTQ industry, now one of the fastest-growing travel sectors worldwide. The LGBTQ travel market is currently worth £6bn in the UK alone, and gay travellers are often referred to as being a ‘goldmine’ for hotels due to their increased spending power. The blog’s audience is made up of both B2B and B2C readers, so they feature blog posts for both groups. From how hoteliers can attract more LGBTQ guests to the most gay-friendly travel destinations and hotels, it’s your go-to source on everything LGBTQ travel.
HotelChatter, part of Condé Nast Traveller, is a daily web magazine that covers new hotel openings, first-person reviews and the best places to stay worldwide. While it’s more focused on an end consumer, it has some great insights on where hotel trends are going, and what not to do to get in guests’ bad books. What better place to stay ahead of the game than to read what your customers are reading?
5) HotelREZ blog
Without blowing our own trumpet too much, we do run a blog on everything hoteliers need to know about distribution, hotel representation and hospitality marketing. We are specialists in those areas and some of our past blog articles have covered the latest hotel marketing strategies, how to succeed at driving more revenue to your property and useful hotel management tips. Our goal is to help hoteliers increase bookings through a number of channels, and we’re delighted every time one of our hotel members benefits from the advice. Check us out and if you like our content, subscribe to our newsletter – we’d love to have you!
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We know that the life of a hotelier is a busy one, and without the appropriate time invested, it’s easy to miss out on key hotel trends and updates. But that’s what we’re here for! At HotelREZ, we provide quality distribution, representation, marketing and consultancy services to more than 1,500 hotels in over 100 countries. We help our member hotels gain greater brand awareness, drive hotel bookings and increase revenue.
If you need a helping hand, have a look at our services and don’t be afraid to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you.
HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts was founded in 2004 by Mark Lewis, an experienced hospitality industry professional and entrepreneur. Over the course of over a decade, the company has grown to be one of the leading hotel representation companies dedicated to marketing and connecting independent properties with bookers worldwide. HotelREZ now provides distribution, revenue, sales consultancy and marketing services and support to more than 1,500 hotels, apartments and hotel groups in over 100 countries including private label GDS chain code solutions. HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts is a SAAS company.
HotelREZ manages the brand Best Loved Hotels, a collection of unique global individual properties, with a dedicated GDS Programme, together with a Website and printed Directory, aimed at the high-end leisure agency and traveller. HotelREZ also incorporates the global World Rainbow Hotels, the world’s only GDS enabled LGBT global hotel consortia representing some 1200 hotels in 230 destinations across the globe.