Posts Tagged ‘Marco Benvenuti’

Wynn Confirms Casinos’ Increased Focus on Non-Gaming Revenue

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

According to casino mogul Steve Wynn, none of the casino resorts he has owned and/or operated — Mirage, Golden Nugget, Bellagio, Encore, to name a few — have ever done as much in gaming revenue as they have from amenities off the casino floor.

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Pricing it Right: How Hotel Revenue Managers Get Ahead in Uncertain Times

by Joyce Galvao, Senior Customer Success Manager |

Predicting hotel demand — whether for tonight, 30 days, 60 days or even 90 days out — has never been an exact science. In today’s unpredictable times it’s at best a guesstimate. Therefore, expecting revenue managers to compile accurate forecasts 12 months in advance, and then meet their milestones as the year rolls out, has long been something of a “Mission Impossible.”

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Duetto’s Most Popular Revenue Strategy Blogs of 2016

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

As we’ve written before, we think the hotel industry is in the midst of a major evolution in the way it uses technology to market rooms, acquire customers and ensure guest satisfaction. As the battle for bookings between brands and OTAs continues, distribution at the end of 2017 should look radically different than it does today. We predict a much more customer-centric focus, including major steps toward the ability to personalize offers and experiences to each and every guest.

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Duetto’s Most Popular Videos of 2016

by Mark Brandau, Director of Content |

Duetto’s gallery of educational content grew by more than 80 videos in 2016, showcasing the company’s thought leadership in hotel Revenue Strategy, knowledge of industry trends, and tips for getting the most out of revenue management platforms and practices. But mostly, viewers couldn’t get enough of puppets pushing buttons.

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Creating a Culture That Thrives Off Being Different

by Marco Benvenuti, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer and Co-Founder |

Depending on when the clock officially started, Duetto will turn 5 years old sometime in the first quarter of next year. It’s both shocking and humbling to look back at how far we’ve come since the beginning, when it was just us three founding partners with a goal of helping hotels become more profitable.

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The Case for Hotel Revenue Intelligence

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |

The biggest pain point in hotel revenue management from the beginning has been the amount of time spent wrangling the right property-level data to make the best business decisions.

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