Posts Tagged ‘hotel loyalty programs’

Do Loyalty Bookings Have to Come Direct?

by Joyce Galvao, Senior Customer Success Manager |

Every time my car insurance renewal comes in, I shop around and, normally, I end up changing providers. Why? Because I get a better deal elsewhere. The same is true for my home insurance and travel insurance. And every time I inform my current provider that I am leaving they are nonplussed. There is no big fight to retain my business. I am not loyal to them, but likewise they are not loyal to me.

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Mobile Distribution Strategies Are More Critical Than Ever

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

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

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Loyalty Programs Are Evolving Beyond Points and Direct-Booking Discounts

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Your grandfather’s hotel loyalty program is dead — or will be soon. Those points-based, redeem-for-a-free-room schemes are quickly being replaced with programs that offer guests a wider range of services, amenities and, yes, discounted room rates. Revenue managers need to calibrate their rate and channel management strategies to reflect an increasing volume of business from loyalty club members.

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7 Facts About Hotel Technology Spending in 2017

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

In the era of OTA booking dominance and increasing competition from the likes of Airbnb, boosting hotel loyalty has never been more critical. Airbnb has doubled the amount of lodging supply in many markets, a fact that can no longer be denied. And while OTAs remain great partners in driving incremental demand, both these outfits threaten to siphon loyal guests away from hotels.

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Stress Your Value Proposition During Corporate Rate Negotiations

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

As hotel sales and revenue management teams engage in corporate rate negotiations this fall, they might find themselves at a disadvantage for the first time in a few years. To prevail, or at least to maintain their market shares, hotel negotiators need to stress the value they can offer that’s not available at their competitors.

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