Dear hoteliers, I haven’t written for over two months because, like you, I’ve been wrapped up in this totally unexpected situation. I’ve had to channel all my efforts into managing things and making sure we can still operate once the crisis is over. In the past two months, I’ve held many meetings, taken part in webinars and discussed the situation with dozens of hotel industry professionals. I’ve also gleaned ideas which have been used to…

Dear hoteliers, For years, monitoring guest satisfaction has ceased to be a complicated matter. You can analyse your guests according to a set of criteria which are specific to you and that suits you very well. How do you carry out this analysis? Simple: ask all your guests to rate the hotel from 0 to 10 on a set of criteria (staff, cleanliness, service, breakfast, etc.) and then calculate an average. When the calculations have…

Dear hoteliers, Sorry about the grouchy title! But I am so sick of hearing negative comments about the GDPR that certain so-called “professionals” pass off as the truth. I just got back from the WTM, where dozens of hoteliers told me they’ve ended their loyalty campaigns because they’re no longer allowed to email their own clients. Misinformation is keeping them from using this effective strategy. What a pointless loss of profit! The GDPR was passed…

Dear hoteliers, It has been amply established that customer loyalty is the challenge of the day. And a proper email strategy is vital to your hotel’s future. Booking, Tripadvisor, Expedia, and the major chains have figured this out. But how can you compete with these “behemoths” when you do not have the same budget? Well, this article just may be the answer to that question! Thanks to Experience, I’ve had the good fortune to work…

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