A new year and many changes are on the horizon that are impacting heavily your hotels pricing and distribution strategies. It looks like 2013 will be quite an interesting year from a revenue management perspective. We have put a list of some important focus points on paper to get you started.
The Xotels Group expands its hotel management portfolio with the Hotel Ribera de Triana in Seville, Spain. It is yet another hotel which this innovative international hotel management company guides through the removal of the chain flag and repositions an independent property.
Last year we have been blogging away again trying to bring you some interesting ideas and alternative perspectives to the hotel industry. Looking back we have had a record year with our hotel blog. Some of the articles created great online discussions and debates, it was quite an interactive year. We also reached an all time record high with hits on our blog. Find out what was our top 10 most read hotel blog posts in 2012.
Last week, together with some fellow revenue management appassionatos, on a panel at BTO (Buy Tourism Online) in Florence, we had an interesting discussion on the relation between internet and voice reservations. The topic raised was if we are not spending too much time on internet business.
It would be interesting to compile a list with the tools that a revenue manager should have his disposal. Let’s call it the ultimate Hotel Revenue Management Toolkit. We have done some digging through our excel reports, yield tools, systems and technology and came up with quite an extensive list of tools and gadgets a revenue managers requires to do his job well.