Are Your People Really Presenting Your Business As They Should? First Impressions!

Are you losing business because the FIRST THING your customers hear from you barely acknowledges their existence? You as an owner or manager may not fully recognize how important a turn-off such a damaging interaction can be for your hospitality … Continued

What A Dog Knows About Business That United Airlines Does Not.

When you have injured someone and you are truly sorry, you apologize quickly and sincerely.  When you begin by blaming your customer and explain why you are really right and justified in what you have done, you have become United … Continued

Is Your Facility Rules And Systems-based or Customer Satisfaction-Based? What About United Airlines?

How do rules and systems differ from customer satisfaction? Rules and systems are focused on what the company wants.  This focus thinks only of the needs and desires of the company often to the nearly complete disregard for the best … Continued

Do 1- And 2-Star Guests Expect Too Much And Complain Too Much On TripAdvisor?

What happens when your hotel or motel gets too many unfavorable reviews on sites like TripAdvisor? You may wish you did not have a TripAdvisor Business Account.  You may want to simply delete it. You can’t delete your TripAdvisor Business … Continued

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

Meet Your Competition And Add A Little More . . . A Guaranteed Way To Fail!

Copycat competition NEVER allows you to distinguish yourself and your business in your marketplace! Too often, a business will attempt to compete in their marketplace by surveying the competition and matching their performance and offerings.  They will then do their … Continued

Increase Direct Bookings By Adding Pages Of Local Interest To Your Website.

Take advantage of local searches and items of interest by putting up pages on your website that feature local interest items. Every area has local items of interest. There may be seasonal events, sight-seeing attractions, interesting areas to be visited, … Continued

Things You Can Change To Improve Your Outcomes

Often, when we look at improving our marketing to boost our distinction in our marketplace, we fail to look first at ourselves to understand how we can improve ourselves first.  In fact, we may not even consider that there is … 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

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