Posts Tagged ‘RMS’

Prepare for Seasonal Dips with the Right Revenue Strategy

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Seven trending hotel news stories that will impact your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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What NOT to Look for in a Hotel Revenue Manager

by Marco Benvenuti, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer and Co-Founder |

In my six years as co-founder of Duetto, we’ve grown from a two-man operation working at a single desk to more than 100 people in five offices across the globe. While I haven’t hired everyone at Duetto, I was highly involved in many, and I’ve led the development of a culture in which all of our new hires must fit.

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6 Changes to UK Hotel Market Dynamics

by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA |

The UK hotel market is among the most mature hospitality sectors in the world. According to MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index, London is the world’s second most visited city, with 19.88 million overnight visitors in 2016. It is also the second favourite city for tourists to spend on overnight stays, reaping £15.33 billion in 2016, ahead of New York on £14.4 billion.

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Marketing Data, Technology Enable Hotels To Compete Alongside OTAs

by Sarah McCay Tams, Contributing Editor, EMEA |

The digital revolution has given independent hotels a place on the world stage, but it is often hard to find them beneath the dominant marketing presence of the online travel agents. For many individual hotels and small chains, driving web traffic and direct bookings is a vital part of their marketing mix.

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Hotel CEOs are Quiet on Progress in Direct Bookings

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Although it’s been the biggest story in hotel distribution in the past two years, many hotel companies CEOs are reluctant to publicly discuss progress they’re making — or not making — in persuading consumers to book rooms directly rather than through third-party platforms, such as online travel agencies.

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The UK: Maximising On Market Uncertainties

by Sarah McCay Tams, Contributing Editor, EMEA |

The UK hotel market has been on a roller coaster ride in recent years. First, there was the 2008 recession, then the 2010 European debt crisis, before London saw a raft of new hotel openings for the pre/post Olympics period (as well as enjoying a successful Games). More recently, business has become more volatile due to terror attacks and political uncertainly as Brexit negotiations get underway.

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