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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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Defining the Future – Dispatch from Amsterdam

Main Post | April 19, 2018

A few things overheard at the HSMAI Europe Revenue Optimization Conference: Why do we get out of bed in the morning? Do you want to price like your grandma? Don’t listen to your parents. Atypical for a conference focused on data and analytics, there was a lot of talk of family and culture last week […]

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[WEBINAR] Building a Smart Meetings & Events Strategy

Main Post | April 17, 2018

Join IDeaS senior product manager Kate Keisling, along with special hotel-industry guests, for an upcoming live webinar on how to rethink and build a better meetings & events (M&E) space strategy. M&E should be more than just an afterthought of your revenue management strategy. With the potential to bring in more annual profits than even your […]

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Channel Performance Revs Up Profits for Hoteliers

Main Post | April 11, 2018

How to drive your distribution forward By addressing channel performance, hoteliers can optimize pricing and marketing across all channels Cost data can be configured to include fixed and percentage acquisition costs of channels IDeaS’ channel performance tools are just part of the flexible automation and insights to help you achieve your profit goals on your […]

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I’ll See Your ROI and Raise You an ROU

Main Post | April 4, 2018

ROU is the new ROI IDeaS calculates a hotel’s ROU with a refined, two-step process to measure the benefits of a fully automated revenue strategy What hotels discover is additional revenue opportunity hiding in each of those automated decisions The Revenue Opportunity Uplift Calculator lets hotels without IDeaS take advantage of this data to understand how […]

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Bridging the Industry with Digna M. Kolar

Main Post | March 28, 2018

Advisory Services answers recent client questions about hotel revenue management Digna M. Kolar, IDeaS senior advisor, ponders what it means to be a good revenue manager today…and tomorrow.   What makes a good revenue manager today? To try to answer that, first I must think about how to define revenue management. Also, how has it […]

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