This week, we have seen some insightful articles providing guidance to hotels as to strategies to combat the growth of OTA’s and other disruptive factors in the industry. A round up of some of the best, are below.
How independents can benefit from the large brands ‘Book Direct’ marketing campaigns
Pay attention to your mobile presence, ensure front office staff are equipped to handle direct bookings and explore loyalty programs – just some of the things independent hotels should be looking at take advantage of the increased awareness of ‘Booking Direct’
Strategies to reduce your OTA’s cancellation rate
Today’s hotel bookers are used to making multiple bookings through OTA’s, knowing cancellation at a later date is possible, resulting in high cancellation rates for hoteliers through these channels. But with a bit of planning, there are strategies hotels can adopt to help reduce these.
Why hotels should not just be competing on price alone
Some solid advice on why hotels should be looking outside of price alone to compete with the growing presence of the sharing economy.
Airbnb targets business travellers with new travel program
Airbnb continues to make its presence in the industry felt as it moves into the business travel sector. The launch of their ‘Business Travel Ready’ program offers home comforts, combined with the convenience of a business class hotel.