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How to Make Career in the Hotel Industry

Written by Patrick Landman @ Xotels on .

How to Make Career in the Hotel IndustryAs a result of our hotel industry blog, many people reach out to me asking for advice on how to start or advance ones career. I notice that many hoteliers and hospitality management students are not sure where to start.

In all honesty, you can start anywhere. Start at the bottom, and work hard. Work your way up by impressing upon your peers and superiors. Find an area of the industry that speaks to you, and roll up your sleeves ...

How to Avoid Negative Guest Reviews Online

Written by Patrick Landman @ Xotels on .

Avoiding negative reviewsNo matter how much you are on top of your game, and how hard you try, sometimes things simply do not go as planned. No worries, it is natural that mistakes or mishaps happen from time to time.

The question is what are you doing about it? How are you handling the situation to avoid getting a negative review online. You need a good hotel reputation management plan to deal with such situations. Do you stick to just the basics or do take it to another level?

The Future of Hotel Booking Engines has Arrived

Written by Patrick Landman @ Xotels on .


Xotels introduces the latest innovative technology in hotel reservation systems. Our new hotel booking engine uses responsive design, and adjusts automatically to any screen format or size.

The Internet booking engine is based on the retail shopping cart principle, and is entirely geared to drive conversion and drive direct sales.

Throw your Hotel Loyalty Program out the Window

Written by Remko West @ Xotels on .

LoyaltyThat’s right, hotel loyalty programs are part of the past. Guest behavior changes, so should your loyalty scheme.

This should not come as news to you, it’s really been out on the streets for some time now. As returning guests are key to any hotel management structure, we'll have a look at current challenges and possible solutions.

Xotels expands Portfolio into the Costa Dorada of Spain with Hotel Kursaal Calafell

Written by Patrick Landman @ Xotels on .

Hotel Kursaal Calafell, Costa Dorada - managed by XotelsAs we pointed out in one of our previous articles, revenue management applies not only in city hotels but also in ressorts. We have expanded our summer sun hotel portfolio with a beachfront hotel in the Costa Dorada of Spain. The 3 star Hotel Kursaal in Calafell is being prepared for a stark turnaround. Revenues and yield will be optimized to the maximum in this hotel.

Case Study in Revenue Management for Youth Hostels

Written by Patrick Landman @ Xotels on .

youth hostel revenue managementAfter 1 year of hard work it is time to take stock and see what kind of progress we have made with implementing revenue management at 2 youth hostels in Paris. Looking at the current trend we are growing revenues by at least 10% year over year, we can definitely say this is a successful turn-around. How did we do it?

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