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Discover the latest topics, research, and ideas from experts in hospitality and revenue management

Rainmaker |

Leveraging the Right Data for Hotel Business Intelligence

The processing power embedded in today’s smartphones and tablets makes it possible to perform analytic tasks in the palm of your hand that only a few years ago would have required a desktop computer... Read More

Topics: Technology, Trends, revintel

Rainmaker |

Working Together for Success - Sales & Revenue Management

According to the 2019 AMEX Global Meetings & Events Forecast,1 the meetings industry is in a period of consistent growth, with small but meaningful increases projected in meeting sizes, length, and... Read More

Topics: grouprev

Rainmaker |

Move Beyond MAR for Group Business

Group business fills an important role in many hotels, helping to increase revenues during shoulder seasons and economic downturns, and creating compression that allows hotels to fill rooms with... Read More

Topics: Product, grouprev

Dan Skodol |

The Importance of Group Forecasting

In general, hotels have two primary types of business: transient and group. While the vast majority of hoteliers have some form of a revenue management (RM) strategy in place to profitably manage... Read More

Topics: Pricing, Product, grouprev, forecasting

Dan Skodol |

Top Considerations for Pricing at a Room Type Level

Are you capturing every last dollar from pricing your various room types appropriately? How much are those last-minute free upgrades really costing you? What are you leaving on the table when one... Read More

Topics: Technology, Pricing

Dan Skodol |

Forecast Accuracy is Crucial for Your Hotel’s Business Success

Just like the engine is to a car – powering it and getting you where you need to be – your revenue management forecast powers your entire system and its outputs. Forecast accuracy translates into... Read More

Topics: Pricing, Product, guestrev

Rainmaker |

Revenue Optimization Tip #1: Ensure You're Working Off of an Accurate Forecast

In its simplest form, a revenue manager’s job is to develop a pricing strategy for a hotel that will boost revenue. A critical first step in creating a revenue management strategy is to forecast... Read More

Topics: Pricing, Product

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