To be able to make solid decisions without any doubts, it is advisable to convert the data from your pick-up reports into graphs. A booking curve graph will help you visualize the booking pace of your hotel.
The pickup report will help you to follow the booking pace of your hotel. We will give example of a monthly pick-up and daily pick-up report to demonstrate on what basis you can monitor and quantify your pick-up trends.
What are our trends? Do we have a surplus in demand? How many people did we turn away for a specific date? How far out do groups book? To answer these questions and map our unconstrained demand we will have start measuring all requests. Here are some hotel revenue management action steps to help you out.
Group patterns and trends are different from your regular demand. You can look at your reservations on the Books (OTB) and pick-up, but this does not reveal all the trends. You will have to record all the requests to read trends.