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Online Sales Climbing
Sunday, 7th February 2016
Thirty years ago, a brilliant futurist named Donald Libey was sounding the alarm for catalog companies and brick and mortar stores to take note of the growing importance of online sales...
News from around the EMEA region, Feb 7
Sunday, 7th February 2016
Hotel industry and travel news from around the EMEA region: Kimpton keeps up with the Europeans, UK Mercure Hotel sold in off-market transaction, Dalata to buy leasehold interest in four hotels and more...
Minor International acquires Tivoli Hotels & Resorts
Saturday, 6th February 2016
Minor International (MINT) announced completion of the final stage of its acquisition of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, an iconic Portugal-based brand with 14 hotel properties across Portugal and Brazil...
Hotel investment volumes expected to reach close to $9 billion in Asia Pacific in 2016
Friday, 5th February 2016
A report released by JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group reveals that Asia Pacific is expected to be home to a significant US $8...
IHG builds on commitment to Responsible Business practices with launch of IHG Foundation
Friday, 5th February 2016
Initial beneficiaries include CARE International UK, Goodwill Industries International, Youth Career Initiative, British Red Cross and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust...
Expedia sees a bright future in China
Friday, 5th February 2016
Expedia, after selling its stake in eLong last year, is re-building its presence in China, so how is the group charting their map in China?  China, as a travel market, might not really be an enigma anymore for foreign players...
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Google’s New Trip Planning Feature and Its Impact on SEO
Google continues to come up with latest and innovative features to improve the user experience for travelers: their latest launch is Trip Planning Search Display...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - February 2016
Global update of who is moving where and from where - keep track of old colleagues and friends or find lost ones, brought to you by The Boutique Search Firm...
Revenue Management FAQs
What is revenue management?  A: Businesses are meant to make money, however, revenue doesn’t grow by accident...
Vision and Values are Essential to Building an Effective Team
I’ve managed a number of teams over the years, some I built from scratch; some I inherited and then changed over time and while each team had its unique characteristics, they had two main similarities, which influenced – I would...
The Game of Hotel Contracting – Are Foreign OTAs Playing It Right?
Domestic OTAs have massive lead over their counterparts from abroad in hotel business, be in terms of geographical coverage, number of properties, and volume of business; How are foreign OTAs going about boosting their local properties...
How A Good Positioning Statement Will Improve Your Content Marketing
Content marketing takes your audience on a journey that starts with acknowledging a need and ends with a sale and when done right, that sale is yours, but if you’ve ever had to make up a story on the fly to satisfy a six-year old, you know how hard it can be when you’re not prepared...
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Independent Hotels Can Beat OTAs Using Real-Time Data
Friday, 5th February 2016
To an independent hotelier, the phrase 'Big Data' might be something that causes confusion – or perhaps it’s simply met with a shrug and it’s fair to say that in terms of hotel revenue generation, Big Data has largely become the domain of the OTAs...

Nine Amazing Meetings Technology Trends to Watch in 2016
Friday, 5th February 2016
These are exciting times! The rate of technology change is accelerating with thousands of ideas, apps and innovations bubbling up to help meeting planners, exhibitors, venues and other meeting participants to do their jobs better...

Why Are Hotels So Hitched To The Wedding Business?
Thursday, 4th February 2016
Weddings are not only joyous and blissful bashes for couples in love, they’re a big reason for hoteliers to celebrate as well...

Marketing Your Hotel Amenities on Search Engines
Thursday, 4th February 2016
In the age of internet and mobile phones, online marketing for hotels is vital, travelers regularly turn to search engines such as Google and Bing for travel ideas and inspiration and per The 2014 Traveler’s Road to Decision1 report b...

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