Posts Tagged ‘RevPAR Index’

RSS Speakers Tackle Industry’s Most Pressing Issues

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Put 300 like-minded professionals in the same room and your chances of solving industry challenges grow exponentially.

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Room Type Pricing in the Real World

by Eric Stoessel, VP of Marketing |

We talk a lot about Open Pricing and more specifically the value of yielding room types dynamically. We’ve written whitepapers, produced videos and created plenty of slides that illustrate these concepts, but last week I saw firsthand why this is so important and the revenue opportunities too many hotels are missing.

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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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