Posts Tagged ‘business travel’

Hotel Brand Companies Face Threats From OTAs, Consumer Preferences

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

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

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How To Identify and Sell to the Bleisure Traveler

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Business people seem to have a renewed love of travel, and many of them are extending their trips for a little R&R or to experience a destination. This so-called “bleisure” trend represents a great opportunity for revenue strategists to increase revenues and profits from group and corporate customers.

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Segmentation Strategies Help Asia Hotels Prepare for Unknown

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

While 2016 was marked by uncertainty and political instability in Europe and parts of North America, it was mostly business as usual in Asia. However, in today’s connected and globalised world, nothing happens in isolation. As hoteliers in the Asia-Pacific region wait to assess the fallout from 2016 on hotels in Europe, they nonetheless should be getting proactive about limiting their own downside risk in 2017.

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How to keep Airbnb from stealing your corporate business

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

To some hotel operators, marketers and revenue leaders, it seems as though Airbnb has been a thorn in their sides for a long time. In reality, the sharing economy site didn’t launch until 2009 and took two years to book its first million roomnights. Today, it is ubiquitous, especially in markets like New York City with high hotel room rates and lots of tourists.

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