Rainmaker Blog

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

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: Technology, Product, insider

Rainmaker |

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

Rainmaker |

Share the Love – How to have an integrated revenue strategy that is embraced throughout your systems and departments

The realm of a hotel revenue strategist often comprises a conflicting jumble of processes and competing platforms. This can cause major heartaches as revenue managers struggle to keep their hotels... Read More

Topics: Technology

Rainmaker |

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: Technology, Trends, Casino

Kristi White |

Hotel Budget Season: Looking at Costs the Wrong Way (Part 1 of 4)

Hotel budget season is upon us. And while the process may vary somewhat from hotel to hotel, it ultimately comes down to the same goal: what you can do differently next year to better optimize... Read More

Topics: All Topics, Technology

Dan Skodol |

Are You Forecasting Transient Business Without Forecasting Group?

Forecasting plays a key role in any hotel revenue management (RM) strategy, helping hoteliers make important pricing decisions that significantly impact profitability. It’s a sophisticated process... Read More

Topics: All Topics, Technology

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