Posts Tagged ‘Hilton Worldwide’

What’s ahead in revenue management in 2017?

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

As we all dive into the new year, hotel owners, operators and revenue strategists are probably a bit perplexed as they try to determine what kind of 2017 it will be. Will the hotel industry’s long upswing continue with further increases in occupancy and higher levels of average rate? Or will the merry-go-round finally come to a stop and everyone need to devise ways to gain bigger shares of declining or flat markets?

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Why hotels should use data to accelerate out of the next downturn

by Sarah McCay, Contributing Editor, EMEA |

During the last global financial crisis, the hotel industry cut rates aggressively. Attendees at this year’s Revenue Strategy Forum wondered, when the next recession comes, can hotels be braver this time around?

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A New Kind of Hotel Demand — for Your Technology Partners

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |

You might not expect the leader of a hotel technology company to say this, but hotels need to be a lot more demanding of their technology vendors and partners.

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How Revenue Management Can Help You Prepare For Downturn

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

It’s no secret that hotel operating costs are on the rise, in many cases at an even higher clip than revenue. Hoteliers are pointing to inflated digital marketing costs, and with the emergence of new distribution channels like Google, TripAdvisor and Facebook, the cost of acquiring guests is higher than ever before.

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