Over the last 4 years we have trained thousands of hoteliers around the world in revenue management and distribution. All have made the same remarks; the travel industry is too price driven, the competition is driving down the price of the market. My question; what are you doing about it?
Stuck on increasing the number of unique visitors to your website? Still facing conversion ratios below 1 percent on your own website? You r website needs a serious makeover? Looking to integrate a social media strategy and a blog into your website? Think before you start.
Here’s a list of 20 questions and tips that you should ask yourself before redoing your hotel website design:
Hotel Es Moli in Deia (Mallorca, Spain) has decided to turn the curve and start offering dynamic rates. To increase online sales as well as direct sales they are outsourcing their hotel revenue management to Xotels, a hotel management company specialized in yield and distribution.
Wake up! Stop dreaming… all this blah blah blah about rate parity… please, give me a break… it doesn’t exist!!! When will hotel finally get it and start understanding that as long as they do not become more professional in their revenue management they will not control their rate integrity…
Today we decided to take a look back at the history and evolution of pricing in hotels and distribution. A lot, really a lot has changed in hotel revenue management over the last 10 years. It’s funny how quickly we have adapted to all new developments like it has been like this for ever…..
Jean delivers my newspaper. He comes by on his bicycle early in the morning to drop off his papers. He’s a pleasant guy. He always waves at me in the morning when he sees me. Sometimes he even stops for a chat. I used to get ‘Le Soir’ and ‘De Standaard’. I stopped ‘Le Soir’ last year, trying to save some money.