Hurricane Harvey Evacuees and Recovery in Texas–Your Hotel’s Role

You can take advantage of natural disasters and be embraced as a wonderful servant of those evacuees who have been displaced and those in the Disaster Relief! This creates a wonderful public relations momentum for your business and your brand! … Continued

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

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

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

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

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