Tag: OTA

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How do you lose your Customer data ?

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…

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Why did Booking.com dare delete your customers’ e-mail addresses?

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…

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Is Guest Experience the future of hotel marketing?

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…

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What does the future hold for guest-hotel relationships?

More and more, we hear people talking about “guest relations,” “following the customer journey,” “Big Data,” “CRM,” and so on. But what do all of these concepts mean and how should you respond? Do independent hoteliers necessarily need to address these subjects specifically? Is there a risk, however remote, for those who don’t do so? Today, it appears obvious that…

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