Experience Hotel Blog

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…

Dear Hoteliers, Today, computer technology has become a key part of our daily lives: iPhone, laptops, sync-ed calendars, Internet, Netflix, etc. This powerful tool has revolutionized the way we live and continues to do so day after day. But what does that mean for the world of hotels? A great number of tools have also been created. Some have been so revolutionary that your hotel can no longer do without them. Others were great ideas…

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…

The reading of all the reactions regarding my last article (Is Guest Experience the future of hotel marketing?) has clearly shown that the market has started to turn more towards Guest Experience Marketing than to the traditional Direct Booking strategy. But should you only focus on the Guest Experience? If yes, are we then witnessing the twilight of direct booking? Here is a brief comparison of these two strategies and my personal conclusions. Happy reading!…