Don’t mistake inventory management for revenue management

by Marco Benvenuti, Co-Founder, Chief Analytics & Product Officer |
Maybe this is something we should have written long ago. Revenue management is not inventory management. And inventory management is definitely not revenue management. The two are completely different. One is wrong and a huge mistake many in the industry continue to make. Read More

Revenue Strategy the Focus of New Conference

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |
I know what you’re thinking. Just what the hotel industry needs, another conference. But think about it. There are plenty of reasons, and need, for the Revenue Strategy Summit (RSS) we’re helping launch in New York on November 12th, 2013. Read More

Great Revenue Management Isn’t a 9-5 Job

by Mark Brandau, Director of Content |
I’ve seen too many properties where the revenue manager only monitors the property during regular business hours five days a week. Once 5 p.m. hits, they clock out and either hand over the keys to the untrained and overworked front desk staff, or they don’t do anything at all. Read More

On the Edge with Mark Lomanno

by Eric Stoessel, VP of Marketing |
Although Mark Lomanno stepped down as president of STR almost two years ago, he didn’t leave the lodging world. He’s still got his fingers on the pulse of the hotel industry, and was in his usual spot at the NYU hotel investment conference a few weeks back. Now a board member with online reputation management company newBrandAnalytics and an advisory board member for us here at Duetto Research, Lomanno was behind a microphone, talking hotel data, just like the old days. Read More

The First Step to 1:1 Marketing

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |
If you’ve been to a hotel conference—whether it is of the brand, investment, operations, marketing or technology variety—you’ve probably heard the refrain: Hoteliers want more control of distribution, lower costs and the ability to provide a more satisfying experience for their customers. Ultimately, they want to remove the middleman, the more expensive third-party channels, instead selling all their rooms directly to their customers. They’ll make more money and be in control of the guest experience from the start. Read More

Pardon the Interruption

by Neelav |

At a previous employer there was a story about a cat who brought down the application. The cat decided to take a little catnap directly on the f5 key of a user’s keyboard. Business intelligence and analytics applications can have long running queries which can be disastrous to a web server if a user is able to issue many of them concurrently. Splunkstorm comes to mind as a company that does a good job of preventing this situation through its job manager. An individual user can only make so many queries to the system and splunk provides a mechanism for the user to cancel old requests. Here at Duetto we’ve taken a more seamless approach to query management.

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