Hotel Management Best Practices: Understand how to run your independent hotel successfully with the help of these best practices.

Benefits Of Direct Booking

Benefits of direct bookings for independent hotels

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Direct booking is a vital component of many independent hotels’ inventory distribution strategy. Here are some of the key benefits independents gain from direct booking:More control over the online guest experienceDirect booking allows hoteliers to better control the online booking experience…
Booking Abandonment

Booking abandonment: Why it happens and how to solve it

Booking abandonment occurs when consumers visit hotel websites, initiate the booking process but then fail to confirm a reservation before leaving the site. For hoteliers, this represents an enormous amount of unconsumed revenue and begs the question, “Why does this happen?”One reason why booking…
How Online Reviews Impact Hotel Revenue

How Online Reviews Impact Hotel Revenue

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Online reviews are shaping the shopping habits of consumers. Before making important purchases, many consumers read online reviews to gather opinions from other shoppers. The influence of online reviews is also growing throughout the hotel sector, so independent hotels must be aware of and understand…
Get connected to Airbnb with innroad

Get connected to Airbnb with innRoad

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Get connected to Airbnb with innRoad innRoad now offers independent lodging properties connectivity to Airbnb, the global online marketplace offering travelers lodging and tourism experiences. Airbnb spends over $23 million annually on ads in the U.S. to promote its digital platform showcasing over…
The Pros and cons of overbooking

The Pros And Cons Of Overbooking

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The Pros And Cons Of Overbooking Overbooking is a strategic tool used by hoteliers to guard against leaving guestrooms vacant so they can maximize occupancy and revenue. While 100% occupancy is the ultimate reward, overbooking risks displacing guests and having to “walk” them another property at…

Is your independent hotel prepared for busy season?

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With spring making its annual debut, independent hoteliers are looking forward to the upcoming busy season. However, to ensure its success, operators must begin preparing now. Here are a few important steps all independent hotels must take to maximize their busy season opportunities.Rate managementWith…

New independent hotel revenue streams to explore in 2019

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Generating additional revenue is always top of mind for independent hoteliers, but identifying new revenue streams can be challenging in an already fast-moving business.  Here are a few thought starters that independent hoteliers can leverage to drive fresh revenue in 2019:Meetings and conferencesAnalyze…

Spend less, do more: Cost-cutting tips for independent hotels

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Cutting back on expenses is at the top of every independent hotel’s “To do” list.  With reduced spending, hoteliers can allocate more funds toward critical areas, such as property enhancements, salaries and benefits, marketing and sales and the guest experience.  Here are a few tips for reducing…

Perception vs. Reality: How do guests value your independent hotel brand?

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Hoteliers spend countless hours developing their hotel brands to fit a carefully crafted vision. However, as brands evolve, they must be reevaluated to determine if their original vision has held up in the eyes of guests. Brand evaluations are complex exercises, but here are a few simple tips to get…

Back to the Basics: 3 essentials for a quality independent hotel stay

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Back to the Basics: 3 essentials for a quality independent hotel stayCompetition within today’s hotel industry is challenging to say the least. Major brands are consolidating, popular home sharing platforms are surging and technology is disrupting every phase of hotel operations and the guest experience.…