Looking back at 2014, we can only conclude that it has been a great year for Xotels and our Revenue Management portfolio. We have expanded our properties with 52% to 35 hotels, with a total hotel room inventory of 4.180. We are becoming a sizeable player in the hotel management arena.
Again in 2014 we have published some articles very popular with our revenue management fans. What really struck a chord? Check out our most read hotel blog list and rankings for this year.
Over the past years we have writen many articles about pricing strategies and techniques. Just reading up on the topic myself, I thought it would be useful to compile all of them in 1 single page of reference.
In case you missed it, Amazon, the biggest ecommerce website in the world, has entered into the hotel distribution game. They have recently started contracting hotels in the United States. Are we looking at a shake-up of the domination of the hotel distribution landscape by a few big global players?
I would like to share with you the hotel marketing success story of 3 of our hotels for which we have been working hard to push direct sales this year. The hotels are in completely different categories, demonstrating that if you work hard and have a focused strategy, you can generate a good level of direct sales, and divert business from OTA directly to your hotel website.
After publishing many articles online, we have now also compiled all the information into a FREE Revenue Management PDF Handbook. The Xotels Revenue Management Manual is an introduction to revenue management in the hotel and hospitality industry, and is a reference for both starting and experienced revenue managers.