Content by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor

Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor

Ed has been covering the hotel industry for more than 40 years. He was editor-in-chief of Lodging Hospitality from 1980 to 2012. He then joined Hotel News Now as an Editor at Large, until his retirement at the end of 2014. Ed still contributes to several publications and is a member of the advisory boards for the hotels schools at Michigan State and Penn State.

Technology Holds the Key to Personalized Rate Offerings

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Seven trending hotel news stories that will have an impact on your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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Revenue Management is Key Hub in Hotel Operations

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

There is no more dynamic or interdependent business than the operation of a hotel. It’s an environment that brings together various functions —from food and beverage to housekeeping to maintenance to sales and marketing — all under one roof, and with a common goal of maximizing profitability.

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Employ Personalization to Increase Direct Bookings

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Seven trending hotel news stories that will have an impact on your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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A Global Perspective Is Key to Maximizing Revenues, Profits

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Seven trending hotel news stories that will have an impact on your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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The Definitive Guide to Hotel Blockchain Technology

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

In the past few months, blockchain technology has become the new buzzword in hotel technology. Nearly every day, the travel technology press publishes a story touting the coming wave of innovation in this space, and how blockchains might be at the crux of that for the travel industry.

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Hotels Need Sophisticated Strategies to Maximize Rates

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Seven trending hotel news stories that will impact your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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