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Bridging the Industry with Digna M. Kolar

Main Post | June 20, 2018

Advisory Services answers recent client questions about hotel revenue management Digna M. Kolar, IDeaS senior advisor, recaps hotel revenue management best practices for total revenue performance.   Two of the year’s biggest events, HITEC and ROC, are currently underway in Houston, and hoteliers at these shows want to know more about how they can realize […]

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Big Data vs. Smart Data

Main Post | June 13, 2018

Is bigger always better? Using big data effectively can prove to be difficult for many hotels Identifying the right types of smart data is a critical first step for every hotel Hotels need to prioritize the data that provides them with meaningful insight and action Years before big data exploded into something like a phenomenon, hotels were […]

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Cornell Hospitality Summit Series: Consumer Behavior & Expectations

Main Post | June 6, 2018

This is the third in a series of four videos from the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, attended by Klaus Kohlmayr, chief evangelist with IDeaS. I had the great pleasure to join some of the leading experts in travel technology at Cornell University to discuss disruption and transformation in the hospitality industry at their Hospitality Research […]

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Bridging the Industry with Yuki Hu

Main Post | May 30, 2018

Advisory Services answers recent client questions about hotel revenue management Yuki Hu, IDeaS advisor in China, reveals the secret co-relationship between customer loyalty and revenue management. Customer loyalty has always been a hot topic in hospitality, even though some marketing gurus suggest loyalty might be dying due to modern customers having too much choice via […]

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Are You Serious?

Main Post | May 23, 2018

About your meetings & events strategy—wait, you have one, right? It’s time to shift the paradigm from a guest-room-only revenue focus The devil’s in the data for creating more accurate, demand-based forecasts Boldly price and book function space where no hotel has gone before Attention revenue managers: pay no attention to that ballroom behind the […]

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No Flying Cars…Yet

Main Post | May 17, 2018

Predicting the future of hotel technology Data transformation and the cloud Evolving guest expectations Seamless integrations and intelligence One of my favorite books as a kid in the ‘80s described what the world would look like by the year 2000. In vivid detail, drawings depicted “the future”: flying cars, supersonic planes reducing travel to minutes, […]

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Industry Insights with Penn State’s Hospitality Services’ Emily Bowen

Main Post | May 10, 2018

University hotels gain ground with revenue management tech Finding the balance between revenue and profit through advanced pricing and forecasting tactics Managing year-round special events and complex group business Competing with off-campus hotels and understanding unique market position In recent years, a growing client base of IDeaS has been college campus hotels. Colleges and universities […]

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Cornell Hospitality Summit Series: Cloud-Based Property Management

Main Post | May 2, 2018

This is the second in a series of four videos from the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, attended by Klaus Kohlmayr, chief evangelist with IDeaS. I had the great pleasure to join some of the leading experts in travel technology at Cornell University to discuss disruption and transformation in the hospitality industry at their Hospitality Research […]

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Bridging the Industry with Neil Corr

Main Post | April 25, 2018

Advisory Services answers recent client questions about hotel revenue management Neil Corr, IDeaS senior advisor, asks, “Could personalization be the panacea for the future of hotel pricing? How can revenue leaders evaluate their current approach in readiness?” There’s been a groundswell of debate rumbling in revenue management circles for some time now about further innovations […]

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