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

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

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

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 Fill Your Hotel One Weekend Every Month

How would you like your hotel one weekend every month with National Guard soldiers? You should be thrilled with that thought! Having your hotel or motel full one weekend each month with National Guard soldiers is a great way to … 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

Profit Tip: Possibly THE Most Important Area for Creating Positive (or Negative) Impressions of Your Hotel

Imagine that you are having an event at your hotel.  A guest has scheduled a reception in a meeting room for a group of local business representatives or wedding guests and the nearby restrooms for their guests are NOT pristine. … Continued

Create That ‘We’ve Been Expecting You’ Guest Experience

We have all heard how important a first impression is and how you never have an opportunity to make one a second time. Scott McKain, the Master of Distinction, points that out so successfully. The latest Daily Dispatch of Distinction! … Continued

Top 15 Mistakes Made In Customer Service

      What are you missing? If the professionals in customer support make these mistakes, it is even easier for the rest of us to make them.  And we certainly will, UNLESS we pay close attention making it a … Continued

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