Posts Tagged ‘RevPAR Index’

In Uncertain Times, Focus on RevPAR Index As Well As RevPAR Growth

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

The hotel industry seems to be obsessed with RevPAR and, in particular, RevPAR growth. Typically, one of the first items discussed in a public hotel company’s quarterly earnings report is the percentage of RevPAR growth achieved. STR executives have touted the industry’s significant accomplishment of 85 consecutive months of RevPAR growth in the United States, a feat that dates back to 2010.

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Who Cares About Revenue Management?

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Nearly 30 years after its debut, we can now safely say that revenue management is an important hospitality discipline. Brands, owners, asset managers and technology suppliers — from entry-level staff to C-level executives — have all joined operators in understanding the importance of pricing your perishable inventory right to meet demand.

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Are Hotels Using Big Data to Their Advantage?

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Big Data and predictive analytics are poised to make a major mark on hotel revenue management in 2017. Access to new, forward-looking data sets are expected to provide additional insight into market demand, and integrating customer data will allow hotels to better anticipate their guests’ needs and personalize every aspect of the guest stay, including a tailored rate.

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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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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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