Chinese Travellers: Numbers Growing, Preferences Changing

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

Previous perceptions of the Chinese traveller may have to be changed — and hotels may have to subsequently adjust their marketing and pricing strategies.

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Social media’s impact on hotels seen throughout Asia-Pacific

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

Social media monitoring is no longer merely an additional, nice-to-have component of a hotel’s Revenue Strategy and marketing plan.

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Weaker Dollar Down Under Yields Upside for Revenue Management

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

The depreciation of the Australian dollar in the last year has resulted in a happy situation for the tourism industry Down Under. International tourists taking advantage of the cheaper Australian dollar have been arriving in increasing numbers, while more Australians are opting to vacation at home rather than travel overseas.

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Japanese hotels, OTAs prepare for Olympic-sized demand

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

The number of tourists visiting Japan continues to skyrocket, but hoteliers appear behind on implementing a strategy to capitalize on increasing demand, according to a number of sources.

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Air traffic trends point to Asia travel transformation

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

Last month, a new airline alliance was announced. Low-cost carriers – the same ones that traditionally eschew alliances – formed the world’s largest low-cost carrier group and named it the Value Alliance.

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Inside Asia: Changing Times in Revenue Management

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

As Duetto’s Director of Customer Success for the Asia-Pacific region, Philip Niemann has a close-up view of how hotel revenue management continues to advance throughout the region. But his knowledge isn’t merely theoretical. Prior to joining Duetto in the hotel technology firm’s Singapore office, he held various revenue management roles at luxury hotels in Australia and Asia, for both boutique operators and multinational chain brands IHG and Starwood.

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