Sunday, 30 October 2016

[Infographic] How Should Revenue Managers Use Data?


How should revenue managers use data? What common pitfalls do they fall into? What are the contemporary 'best practice' revenue management techniques and intelligence you should be aware of?
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Overcome commoditization in travel

Travel has become a commodity in many markets, making price the only differentiator but big data can help to differentiate offers and in many cases travel has become a commodity like sugar, oil or steel, where the product is mostly indistinguishable from competitors’ products and the primary way to differentiate offers is in the price. 

Read the full article here: http://www.4hoteliers.com/features/article/10082

Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Unplugged Collection launches!

The Unplugged Collection is the cloud-based Property Management System and Reservation Engines of choice for unique & independent hotels and lifestyle venues.


It offer a sharp looking booking site with fine and unique hotels, each hotel will have its presence on their regional page and each hotel has a dedicated page featuring the property with photos, location, details and so forth.

All these pages includes a bookings engine to your hotel.

What's More:

The site offers a full-fledged cloud based Property Management System - visual on 3 screens so you can login and monitor everywhere!- to handle your bookings, rates and rooms. You can also bookings manually or add our bookings engine on your hotels' facebook page to receive reservations.

As a business owner you need to maximize your business' capabilities, therefore use "collective strength" and The Unplugged Collection offers what you need, including a Property Management system, Yield Management, Channel Management and much more. Please review the full list through the link below.

Monthly flat fee / no commission per booking

The Collection
Our collection consists of remarkable places spread throughout the world, each and everyone unique in its own right. Places that allow you to 'unplug' and relax, be yourself, meditate, re-group and re-energize. 'Travel experience' is trending and the buzz word that re-fuels the industry.

Read more here:  www.unpluggedcollection.com/index2.html and become a member today. Contact us for early membership benefits.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Travel Trends: What’s Next in Tourism?

The rising trend for connected travelers to actually… unplug! Conversely, wifi remains a key component required for both leisure and business travelers, so hoteliers and destinations will need to strike a difficult balance.

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First luxury tent and villa encampment for Rosewood.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Waterfall Management Sole to manage Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos, scheduled to open 2017 as a luxury escape that will epitomize the collection’s A Sense of Place® philosophy.

Within 10 minutes’ drive from the historic city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, guests will be enveloped in an ethereal, idyllic setting as the resort is completely immersed within a virtually untouched natural environment. Rosewood Luang Prabang will be the only luxury vacation destination in the vicinity with no sightlines to civilization.

Read the full story at 4Hoteliers.com

Monday, 9 November 2015

'Would you like fries with that?", that would be $133, please....

This is the example of a rude joke. There is something about the fries at McDonald’s, something very satisfying and appetising. Venezuelan government doesn’t seem to think so. After a 10 month hiatus the fast food chain has reintroduced fries but the price to pay is around a tenth of the country’s minimum wage at $133. And the fuel to fire is that they aren’t made of the regular potatoes used by the brand but instead Venezuelan potatoes which do not taste the same. It is a weak replacement to McD’s famous fries but patrons have no choice but to relish on this ‘new flavour specially made in Venezuela’. It is understandable if they were offering gourmet fries like they are doing in Japan and Sweden. (source: LuxuryLaunches.com)

Strategy: How to Not Get Stuck with the Worst Room in the Hotel.

Whenever you are on the road in Europe, you are bound to have a few frustrating experiences. This happened to me a few years ago when I was on the road inspecting hotels across Europe.

I had a bad feeling when I checked into my second hotel on my trip to Lisbon. I was in town for the week to review about 50 hotels for our Lisbon guide, and I’d be spending three nights at this hotel.

I had just spent three nights at another hotel, the Metropole, several blocks away. My room had been wonderful—a spacious double on the fifth floor, with a small balcony opening to sunny city views. (And yes, it was quite affordable, given the off-season rates.)

But as I checked into this second hotel rather late in the afternoon, I grew nervous. The receptionist tapped away at his keyboard, apparently trying to find something open for my three nights. He frowned a lot. Finally, he handed me a keycard with a sigh and said, “I’m sorry, but this is the only room available.”

Minutes later I opened the door (which banged into the bed) of a very small room that hardly offered enough room to enter. It goes without saying that there was no desk (annoying, as I was in town for work), nor was there room to put away my luggage.


Read the full story here at 4Hoteliers.com