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

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OTA Negotiations, Direct Bookings, and Your Distribution Strategy

Hotels are often frustrated by the increasing fees charged for bookings by OTAs, and they try to encourage more direct bookings in order to circumvent the OTA system completely. The fact is, however,... Read More

Topics: Pricing

Dan Skodol |

In Revenue Management, You Can Have Good Timing AND Good Forecasting

I recently read a piece about an international resort company that introduced a Revenue Management System (RMS) within the last five years.  Like many resort properties around the world, their hotels... Read More

Topics: Featured, Technology, Product, insider

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Rising Guest Acquisition Costs & the Value of Direct Booking

Guest acquisition costs are rising, and the consequences for hotels seem obvious. Increased costs lead to decreased profitability, and a hit on asset value. To truly improve your hotel profitability,... Read More

Topics: Technology, Trends

Len Wasserman |

Health Check: Systems & Strategies

It’s important to go to the doctor each year for a health check, we all do it, but… are we checking up on our revenue optimization systems and strategies the same way we check on our health and... Read More

Topics: Technology

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5 Key Components to an Effective Revenue and Profit Strategy

Looking to increase revenue in 2019? Get in line. The desire to generate more revenue is nothing new to hoteliers, but the journey toward higher revenues and greater profitability requires hotels to... Read More

Topics: Pricing

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Hotel Pricing Optimization: Learning from Outside Industries

While the hotel industry is truly unique, when it comes to price optimization, there’s a lot we can learn from outside industries. To help hotels develop a dynamic pricing optimization strategy that... Read More

Topics: Pricing

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Incorporating Events into your Demand Forecasts: Why It's Important to an Accurate Pricing Strategy

A couple of weeks ago, we shared 10 must-haves for a complete revenue optimization solution, at the top of that list was Accurate Forecasting. If we were to publish a list of 10 “must-haves” in your... Read More

Topics: Pricing

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