Revenue Technology Needs to Take Risks
The inherent nature of revenue management is mathematical and scientific. But while revenue management and specifically, the hospitality industry, might drive forward with advanced principles of science and math, its survival depends largely on its heart.
Why Cancelling & Re-Booking is Killing Your Revenue
Why do guests cancel and re-book hotel reservations? Well, that’s easy: Because they can, and because it makes economic sense—people don’t want to spend more money than they have to. In the eye of the traveler, freeing up money on a hotel stay frees up money to spend on other enjoyable aspects of a trip.
Sunday Night Fever
With the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever” upon us, Vanity Fair recently described the pop culture movie as a “fun 70s curiosity with pitch-blackness.” The special anniversary release of this iconic film not only elicits nostalgic memories of obnoxious white suits and slick dance moves, but it also leaves me thinking about hotels and their Sunday night pricing. You see, Sunday nights can also be considered a fun curiosity with a bit of pitch-blackness.
Smart Space Technology for a Smart Revenue Strategy
IDeaS recently announced the acquisition of Smart Space Strategy Limited, a company that pioneered a cloud-based, visual strategy management solution that analyzes the business trends and performance of meeting and event space. This is an exciting acquisition for IDeaS, since it allows our company to further support hotels in developing a holistic and profitable revenue strategy across their entire organization.
Bridging the Industry With Digna Martinez
Digna Martinez, IDeaS senior advisor, talks about when total revenue management is going to happen, how organizations need to roll it out, and why hotels need to facilitate organizational change to do so.
Turned Down For What?
Today’s market environments have reached merciless levels of hotel competition. New and re-branded hotels are popping up on virtually every corner. Industry consolidation catapulted distribution giants like Expedia and Booking.com into online Goliaths. Airbnb and other sharing economy wunderkinds have progressed well beyond some kind of side hustle, posing a legitimate threat for stealing market share – especially over high compression time periods.
The Vast & the Various: Your Guest is Driving, Buckle Up
As an industry, we have debated tirelessly over the pros and cons of focusing on driving more direct bookings. One can argue just how profitable direct bookings are in relation to the alternative. Hotels are being hit with countless solutions to help them drive more of the business they want.
Driving Direct Business & Better Revenue in 2017
In today’s ultra-competitive hospitality marketplace, any competitive edge can translate into a stronger bottom line, and it’s no secret that driving direct business and better revenue is one of the top priorities facing all hoteliers. Successful revenue management and direct business practices are vital in increasing profits for every organisation. Tried and true principles will […]
If I Knew Then What I Know Now
At 22 years old, I was finishing up my last year of college when I was named general manager of my first limited service hotel. In those days, a typical hotel day may have consisted of checking in a guest, refilling their coffee and jumping into the hotel van to give guests a ride to […]
How to Lose Revenue in 10 Ways
As the old saying goes: “There’s a fine line between love and hate.” The same could be said for your revenue strategy and its ability to positively impact your hotel’s profits. Play your cards strategically and insightfully, and your hotel reaps rich and profitable rewards. But take a turn toward lackadaisical revenue approaches, and you […]