Are you looking for some great hospitality and travel technology blogs to add to your daily reading? Look no further because you have reached the right place!
We have reviewed all our blog posts from the past year and have finally pulled together our final list, based on content quality, post frequency, reader involvement and social shares.
Here are the top 12 RateGain hospitality and travel technology blogs from 2016, which you should not miss!
#12: There are two winners for this position!
Recently, Kunwardeep Singh (KD), our assiduous Account Manager conversed with Stavros Drakou, the Director of Cyprotels Hotels and Resorts. Questions about hotel revenue management technology were put forth. Some extracts from their hour-long conversation have been illustrated in this interesting blog post.
And the second winner is: Optimize Your Hotel’s SEO and Mobile Strategy
This blog throws light on the fact that hotels today are using tools and technology to manage online ratings and reviews. Apart from standalone products for the hospitality industry, there are also unified, integrated solutions available to take care of complete end to end needs. So more and more hoteliers are opting for holistic solutions to make their daily operations faster and effective. This blog basically encourages hoteliers to reconsider their online presence and tap onto new mediums like having a mobile-friendly website.
Next in the list is a blog that focuses on ways to translate already generated demand into revenue. Since global travelers are spending more money on hotel bookings these days, the hospitality industry is all set to observe tremendous growth. Hotel metrics like occupancy, RevPAR and ADR were predicted to surpass all the previous records, as the forecast for the year 2016 was in fine fettle, according to the leading hospitality research firm – STR.
Occupying the 10th spot is our blog post which was originally published in January 2016. It talked about how an improvement of 10% in forecasting accuracy can result in an increase of 1.5% to 3% in hotel revenue generated from a revenue management system.
Our in-house hospitality and revenue management expert Anupam Chawla published this blog in March 2016 and since then, it has been an instant hit! The blog revolved around how AirBnb still has a long way to go, as far as tapping into the hotel market is concerned, as its present clientele mostly includes lower-end leisure travelers.
In mid-April, we interviewed Louie Reyes, Revenue Analyst at The Manila Hotel, Philippines. We asked him a few questions about our product suite and how our unified revenue management suite especially helped revenue managers achieve their targets.
Karen Pawlikowski, our AVP – Products, who has a diverse experience in the global hospitality sector, published a well-researched 5-part blog series in 2016, talking about effective ways to measure and generate demand. The first part was published in May 2016 and it revolved around the very first step of understanding demand generation, which is to fully understand a product, customers and value proposition.
The second part of the blog series discussed in #7, was published in June 2016. It was about demand generation within the OTA market segment and how hoteliers were positioning their properties to become market leaders within the space.
This blog post from September highlighted how hotels of today are fairly advanced as compared to the hotels of yesterday. And going forward, with the current widespread technology revolution, the hotels of tomorrow are unique in their own ways, as they are bringing forth a whole new breath of fresh air for travelers, by paving way for more revenue generation.
This was one of our top performing blogs in the month of October and it discussed ‘dynamic pricing’, which is a revenue-management strategy employed by various industries, involving real-time tweaking of prices of products or services on the basis of their demand and supply.
This interesting blog post was originally published in November 2016 and it highlights how the widespread use of mobile internet has shaken up the global hospitality industry. It also talks about how mobile phones are indispensable today are not just a lifestyle statement anymore.
This blog post from December is a hotel pre-opening guide for hoteliers who are looking forward to kick-start a brand-new hospitality business in 2017. The post highlights a correct prioritization approach in the hotel pre-opening roadmap, irrespective of your property’s size or capacity.
#1: And the winner is Systems Reliability, A Necessity for Hotel Operations: Part 2 !
In the second part of the Systems Reliability blog series, our author Karen talked about the lack of integrations and interfaces. This interesting blog post was originally published in November, and closely followed its first part. Here, the author outlines the very first step of achieving a well-integrated system and ways to invest in a robust and reliable channel manager, which in reality is a very valuable investment. This step will result in a strong ROI, thereby saving time, and allowing you to market your hotel across multiple channels through an evenly spread distribution route. While shopping for a channel manager, you can go through this blog to learn about some very important questions to ask, with regard to reliability, integration, and interfaces.
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