The Future of Revenue Management Series: Revenue Managers
This is the second in a series of five videos about the future of revenue management, as moderated by Sherri Kimes, professor of operations management at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. The function of revenue management within a hotel organization has evolved significantly since its inception. The proliferation of industry data and channels only solidifies […]
The Future of Revenue Management Series: Distribution
This is the first in a series of five videos about the future of revenue management, as moderated by Sherri Kimes, professor of operations management at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. The function of revenue management within a hotel organization has evolved significantly since its inception. The proliferation of industry data and channels only solidifies […]
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.
Is This Group Business Good Business?
Take the guessing out of group business Blog Soundbites: Group business accounts for 40-60% of hotel sleeping rooms business Every hotel should have instant access to a full profitability displacement analysis You need more than a tool that only replaces Minimum Acceptable Rates Back in my revenue management days I frequently heard the following when it […]
So Happy Together: Pricing & Inventory Controls
On one part of your plate, you have pricing. And on the other part? Your inventory controls. But it’s only when you start combining those two that the exciting action begins—the kind of action that drives maximum profit potential.
Don’t Let a Special Event Eclipse Your Profits
On Monday, August 21st, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies – the first total eclipse to hit the United States in 38 years. How can hotels in the path of totality capitalize on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?
Bridging the Industry With Digna Martinez
Digna Martinez, IDeaS senior advisor, talks about moving revenue management into function space and the basics of revenue management for all organizations
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.
Positive Profit Performance Through Revenue Culture
As hotels concern themselves more with rising reservation acquisition costs and the need to competitively differentiate through loyalty programs, unique stay experiences and personalized offers, a sound revenue strategy is even more prevalent. They need to provide strong earnings results each quarter that demonstrates their ability to enact a disciplined and agile revenue strategy that increases net income.
3 Lessons to Learn From “Hidden Figures”
As a proud hotel veteran, and as client relationship manager working with some of the most impressive and iconic hotels in the Americas, it never fails to surprise me how many similarities our industry has with other branches of life. The lessons I took from this movie, for example, were a clear indication of this worldly interconnection.