Revenue Technology: Are You Doing It Wrong?

When it comes to executing a successful and profitable strategy, there are more than a few ways today’s revenue management technology can help every single hotel master their unique business.

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Using Hotel Demand for a Blue Ribbon Strategy

In revenue technology, what about approaches that use small slices of hotel demand—such as lost business—to make big-picture forecasts? Is that enough, or should technology evaluate a larger set of considerations to determine total hotel demand?

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Technology Don’t Work? Shoot It.

Hotels are at an exciting – and potentially scary — point in the arc of revenue technology adoption where some organizations have to make the tough decision to terminate an existing system, or switch technology providers in the pursuit of finding a better fit for their business strategy.

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Back to the Futurecasting

While hotels can’t go back in time (or forward) to arrive at their optimal strategy, there are things hotels are doing in the present to make for the most positive impacts on their future.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Revenue Managers Succeed with a Series of Right Moves, at the Right Time

Chess is a well-known game of analysis. When playing for the first time, one often lacks the knowledge to think strategically. Over time, however, one begins to weigh possible outcomes for every decision, even when it’s their opponents turn. The ability to understand and analyze all potential scenarios and outcomes will lead to more wins. […]

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Change Is Everywhere: How Is Your Hotel Managing It?

Hotels encounter change every single day, experiencing changes in guests, rates, menus, events and staff.  At an even higher level, hotels experience changes in management, brands, job responsibilities, revenue strategy and guest expectations. Widespread changes in distribution, technology, analytics and industry mergers also affect the hospitality industry in nearly every region. Change management in revenue […]

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Upcoming IDeaS & TravelClick Webinar: Revenue Strategy + Market Intelligence

Recently TravelClick and IDeaS announced an industry-leading integration that further optimizes pricing and revenue strategies by incorporating Demand360’s market intelligence into IDeaS Advanced Revenue Solutions. In this webinar you will learn how to leverage industry-leading market intelligence reporting like Demand360 and how integrating this data into your revenue management system will drive a stronger revenue strategy. IDeaS and […]

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Taking Flight: The Science of Revenue Management

Hotel revenue management has evolved into a very different science from what it was when airlines began using it many years ago, and one of the fascinating aspects of observing its evolution is tracing it back to those airline beginnings. Why did airlines initially begin adopting revenue management approaches and how has it evolved to […]

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