Rainmaker Blog

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

Rainmaker |

BI and All-Inclusives: An Interview with Rainmaker CEO Mike Cowles

The all-inclusive hotel model is on the rise and evolving. For decades, the segment provided travelers with convenience and value, combining meals, beverages, entertainment, and accommodations into a... Read More

Topics: Technology, Trends

Sandy Rath |

Optimize Your Weekly Revenue Strategy Meeting

As revenue managers, we eat sleep and breathe reports, channels, daily rates, pace, etc – but are we articulating the importance of these items to other teams within our organization? Having a... Read More

Topics: Trends

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

Rainmaker |

Stay a Step Ahead: 5 Hospitality Trends to Watch in 2019

The holiday rush is past, and your 2019 goals are set. But now is not the time to simply sit back and relax. Considering the challenges and disruptions the hospitality industry has experienced over... Read More

Topics: hospitality, Trends, Personalization

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

Ellis Connolly |

How Business Intelligence Connects Revenue Management and the Hotel Ecosystem

The data and analytics capabilities of a hotel business intelligence (BI) tool provide foundational support for today’s cutting-edge revenue management solutions. Working together, they have a... Read More

Topics: All Topics, Trends

Ellis Connolly |

Knowledge is the Key to Hotel Business Intelligence (Facts are Great but Insights Hold the Value)

A hotel’s competitive edge is shaped by business intelligence (BI). Forrester reports that although 74 percent of businesses want to be “data driven,” only 29 percent are actually successful at... Read More

Topics: All Topics, Trends

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