We always believed that “Success is a journey and not a destination.”

Let’s take a look at the following 3 ways to stay right on the path of success.

Monitor 2017 trends

Key areas to focus to compete in today’s world:

  • Understands why the guests feel the need for OTA
  • Have a direct booking strategy
  • Maintain a great looking website optimized for speed
  • Find the repeat guests
  • Diversity distribution on your terms
  • Highlight your hotel’s services and amenities
  • Keep up with the latest trends in your market
  • CRM tools to collect the guests’ data
  • Let guests connect via various social media and chatting apps
  • Go through guest’s feedback
  • Calculate and compare the cost of acquisitions

Big issues for hoteliers as per siteminder’s latest research

Big issues hoteliers face

  • Economic performance and its impact on the local tourism
  • Dominance of OTA
  • Unpredictable natural and environmental disaster
  • Keeping up a decent standard and nature of visitor and not pursuing volume. It is not what number of visitors you have it’s the way they treat the property and the amount they spend in the inn’s bar and eateries
  • Global security threats and concerns
  • Competition from the sharing economy including Airbnb

Hoteliers: Package is the way to go

Expedia took a profound plunge into 2016 information, comparing package bookings to standalone hotel bookings from global points of sale inbound to U.S. properties.

The discoveries? An abundance of data and opportunity that ought to be what hoteliers’ ears were waiting to hear.

Packages are a great way to maximize revenue, secure longer booking windows, and minimize cancellations.

With Value Add Promotions, hotels can better advance their property and boost their income by offering complimentary amenities that upgrade a traveler’s stay, including free Wi-Fi, stopping, breakfast, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

These unmistakably showed and extraordinary travel offers enable travelers to obviously separate lodging offerings and select the hotel and promotion that best addresses their issues.

Luring spa and food & beverage credits can likewise fortify extra spend in the two outlets, which additionally drives non-room income.

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