Entries by Emily Smul

Why your booking engine is key to your independent hotel success

A hotel website booking engine is a game changer for independent hotels.  It instantly transforms hotel websites from simple information portals into powerful, revenue generating booking channels.  With a website booking engine, independent hotels position themselves to enhance daily operations and empower their guests.  Here are some of the benefits independents can expect from their […]

What Travelers Want from Your Hotel Website

Today, a guest’s journey begins long before guests walk into independent hotel lobbies and check-in for their stay. For many travelers, their lodging experience begins online, specifically, on hotel websites. This is where they’re introduced to the property, gain an understanding of the hotel’s level of service, and develop expectations for their upcoming stay. Well-designing […]

Your Shoulder Season Check-List is Here!

We know independent hoteliers usually have hundreds of balls in the air when it comes to improvements and updates for their independent property. We hear from independent hoteliers every day about the projects they are excited to work on, but often hear that they aren’t sure which ones should take priority or even first steps […]


Travelport is the world’s only true Travel Commerce Platform, focused on providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry. We’re listed on the New York Stock Exchange (TVPT). Our platform enables travel providers, travel agencies, corporations and developers to search, share, buy and sell travel. This increases […]


AHLA (American Hotel & Lodging Association) is the singular voice representing every segment of the hotel industry including major chains, independent hotels, management companies, REIT’s, bed and breakfasts, industry partners and more.