Big Hotels: 5 takeaways on the state of revenue management … Good for Small Hotels, Too.

But revenue management in a time of shrinking profits for hotels is even simpler than that for small hotels. The first 3 elements discussed at The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) conference in Toronto deal with the data.  While … Continued

Are Your “Customer Satisfaction Surveys” Irritating Your Hotel Guests?

Initially, short customer satisfaction surveys were very popular … in 2003. As Scott McKain of Create Distinction points out, even the inventor of the idea, Fred Reichheld, wishes it would go away.  It seems that anything we do on the Internet … Continued

Does Your Meeting Area Project A Radiant Distinction Reflective Of Your Hotel?

Besides being clean, attractive, and up-to-date, does it have the higher tech features that are needed and desirable by those who will use your meeting space?   A high-speed Wi-Fi for the participants which is also free builds the relationship … Continued

Tip: Develop Raffles For Wonderful Prizes For Your Hotel And Make Amazing Events Out Of The Process.

To promote your business have raffles where every guest’s name, for stays in a particular time-frame, goes into the drawing.  Make the drawing a special event at your inn and invite the whole community to the drawing.  Be sure that … Continued

What Two Words Should We Be Saying To Customers?

Yes, of course, we should be saying, “Thank You,” but what two are often more important? Any idea what those 2 words are? Do you emphasize them to your staff? Check out what @scottmckain says about them.#HotelMarketingDominator https://t.co/cpltaKB8u6 — Hotel … Continued

Be Distinct In Your Marketplace. Don’t Drown In The Sameness Of Your Competition!

Scott McKain points out that when all businesses around you are the same, it is not all that difficult to stand out or present your distinction to the potential guests in your market area. Of course, once you have taken … Continued

Secret: How To Distinguish Your Inn In Your Marketplace

Personality – the magic element that connects you with your target audience and differentiates you in a unique way from your competitors. Don’t sell hotel rooms, but instead sell character, personality, and spirit – the traits of great hospitality. Captivate … Continued

Use Airbnb To Fill Your Hotel AND Pay Lower Commissions!

How about paying lower commissions for 3rd party reservations? There is official concern from the hotel industry about losing business to Airbnb. Not only are hotels losing a lot of money to Airbnb, but more and more hotels, motels, and … Continued

Tip: How To Make Your Ads Perform Better In Your Local Market

Are your local ads failing? While there is much less print advertising in marketing these days, there are still some very good reasons to use print ads and very good ways to do so. You can also use these universal … Continued

Tip: How You Can Distinguish Your Hotel And Help Your Local Community In A Disaster!

Distinguish your inn as you help your community in any natural disaster! If there is a disaster in your area, such as a fire, tornado, flood, or snow storm, you can very helpfully engage with your community in the relief … Continued

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