Dear hoteliers, Some time ago, I was at a meeting with a hotel group just to catch up with them. Regarding their history and loyalty – they’d been working for years with a colleague who managed their Pre/post-stay customer relations – out of all our services, they only used our email campaign solutions. Their PMS and Channel Manager were connected well; but their PMS did not enable any 2-way comms (upstreaming and downstreaming of information)…

Dear hoteliers, Three years ago I published the top 20 best services to provide in your hotel ( http://blog.experience-hotel.com/twenty-services-that-your-hotel-needs-to-have/ ). However, today we live in an era of hyper-personalization. Impersonality is no longer fitting; so an update is required. Customers more than ever expect to receive services that meet their needs and expectations. Satisfying them is not only especially rewarding but also a promise of a prosperous future. Here is a tool for you to…

Dear hoteliers, I have never considered marketing to be an esoteric or abstract domain in which only Geniuses are capable of producing miracles. While it is true that marketing is an extremely precise, even mathematical science, and must be supported by good ideas, this also holds true for all other professional domains. But what about relationship marketing, that intangible marketing approach whose purpose is to increase the life cycle of your own guests (loyal guests repeating “consumption”…

Dear hoteliers, It is often said that a company’s true value is represented by its customer database. Indeed, a company in existence for many years probably has a large customer file and, therefore, a very regular quantity of orders from its loyal customers. In the hotel industry, this famous customer file is your Cardex system. A large part of your hotel’s value is based on the quality and relevance of your Cardex system. You certainly…

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