Dear Hoteliers, Here is a concise article that is more of a tutorial than my classic posts. But as a significant number of hoteliers asked me the question concerning the Covid-19 (and the new safety standards), I thought I should share the answer. I’m sure you will find it interesting. How to make your various documents easily accessible online, via QR codes? This applies to your restaurant menus, your Room Directory, your general conditions, or…

Dear hoteliers, We analyzed about 400,000 trips that were made in 2019 to identify new trends in Lead Time. FYI: The Booking Lead Time is the number of days between the time a guest books their room and the time they are scheduled to arrive at the hotel. Example: On 7 February, Luke books a room for a period from 26 February to 3 March. Luke’s Lead Time is therefore 19 days, the total number…

Dear hoteliers, This is based on over 500 Hotels that run Christmas campaigns with us every single year. What is your objective? Which period are you trying to drive traffic to? Design your campaign with these in mind. Your Christmas strategy should include direct repeat business and gift vouchers to be purchased. Segmentation of your database According to analytics we have run with over 500 of our hotel partners we see that a personalised marketing…

Dear Hotelier, My hotel flash sale journey began at Groupon in 2011 (a couple of years after the financial crash) and ended with Travelzoo in 2017. This was a really interesting time to be in the industry – Groupon exploded with growth despite massive economic uncertainty. It namely came down to a rise in consumers tightening their belt and looking for bargains, as well as businesses dropping their margins to drive volume and increase upsells…

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