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Fuel Gaming Hotel Profits with Multiple Revenue Streams

Gone are the days when a casino is just a casino. Competition has increased as new markets and “new players” enter the gaming sector, all competing for a larger share of wallet from customers. And... Read More

Topics: Trends, Technology, Casino

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5 Ways Casino Hotels Transform Big Data into Big Revenues

Two decades ago, only two states had legal gambling in the United States. Today, those statistics have flipped. Now, it’s only Hawaii and Utah that have bans on all forms of gambling. As a result,... Read More

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Kristi White |

7 Ways to Boost Direct Bookings with Your Hotel Front Desk Staff

There is a powerful resource for increasing direct bookings at your disposal. One that’s available to every hotel, yet it’s often overlooked and underutilized. Read More

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Patrick Andres |

The Path to Total Revenue Management

The concept of total hotel revenue management industry has been discussed for years, to the point where some in the revenue management discipline are asking why the topic is still being discussed. It... Read More

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Kristi White |

Best Practices for Managing Hotel Distribution Costs

Distribution costs have been steadily rising over the past several years, driven by the increasing market share of online travel agencies (OTAs). In fact, a Kalibri Labs study shows commission costs... Read More

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Kristi White |

Take Charge of Your Hotel Budget Process: Identify Your Trends

Amid the flurry of November’s falling leaves, the avalanche of activity surrounding your 2019 budget preparation is most likely in full force. New technologies and digital innovations continue to... Read More

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Avanti Joglekar |

Best Practices for Managing Hotel Distribution Channels

While OTAs may seem like competition, they are, in fact, important distribution channels that move hotel room inventory and increase the hotel’s visibility in the market. But what is the best way to... Read More

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