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After years of working on the OTAs, today I can update the many tricks they use which directly affect the profits of your hotel. These tricks are much more than simple “gimmicks”. They are, in fact, actual diversions to the detriment of your income and to the benefit of themselves. The OTAs have virtually unlimited budgets and overwhelm you with their power. Yet, many hotels succeed in reining them in and do very well. The…

Is the guest experience the future of hotel distribution? Martin Soler, a friend and close collaborator, recently told me about an article which had generated quite a storm and lead to some polemical discussion in the hotel world: https://www.tnooz.com/article/give-distribution-to-otas-focus-on-guest-experience/ In the article, David Turnbull (co-founder of the SnapShot company) states: “If I was starting a hotel from scratch, I’d give all my distribution to OTAs and just concentrate on the guest and their experience.” Is this…

Delivering great guest experience leads to loyalty and while rewards systems, points and discounts can help they aren’t the natural way to build guest loyalty. At Experience Hotel we work with hundreds of hotels to help them with technology and tools to improve guest experience. We’ve worked with hotels for most of our professional lives and came to notice that hotel marketing works best when hotels deliver incredible service. When we built Experience Hotel we…

Here’s a question that crops up very regularly: what do your guests really expect? If we could read their minds, what the heck would we find? Do you think that, if you were more able to anticipate your guests’ needs, you would be able to improve your revenue? Even though it’s impossible to answer this question perfectly, I nevertheless had a little fun by analyzing the answers that we receive from pre-stay questionnaires. The rather…

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