The Downside of OTAs for Independent Hoteliers

We’ve spent this month explaining why OTA profiles are so important for independent hoteliers. We’ve discussed first steps in establishing your profile on OTAs, and provided tips and tricks to help increase visibility and bookings for existing profiles. While all this information is helpful for independent…

Best Practices for Preventing No-Shows and Cancellations

No-shows and cancellations are an unfortunate, but common, part of independent hotel management.  When guests don’t arrive as expected, hoteliers must then work to make up lost revenue, re-sell newly available inventory and manage staffing schedules.  Even though hoteliers experience this regularly,…

5 Ideas to Help Improve Your OTA Profile

While OTAs offer a great marketing channel, it can be stressful if you don’t think you’re getting as many bookings as you could be.  It can be even more taxing when you aren’t sure what your profile should look like, or what it’s missing. Here at innRoad, we speak with independent hoteliers…

Things to consider when setting up your OTA profiles

Your online travel agency (OTA) profiles will be the first time many travelers are introduced to your hotel.  Every click has the potential to deliver a new or returning guest, so the importance of your OTA profiles cannot be understated or undersold.  Whether your hotel is newly listed or you’re…

4 Reasons to List Your Independent Property on OTAs

With summer 2/3rds of the way done independent hoteliers might be starting to look ahead towards Fall and Winter. If Summer is usually the busiest time for bookings, Fall and Winter tend to be the time when reservations slow down, sometimes waaay down.If you are nervous about your bookings in…