Hurricane Irma Evacuees and Recovery in Florida–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

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

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

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

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

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