Blog of the week: Hotel Industry Pushes Back Against Airbnb (Travel Market Report)

By |March 31st, 2017|

In the blue corner, we have the American Hotel & Lodging association. In the red corner, we have Airbnb.

And, boy, is the fight intensifying.

A recent study found that 40% of Airbnb’s total national revenue came from hosts who rent out two or more units. This, experts say, proves that the alternative accommodation service has created a business platform […]

Blog of the week: Hotel industry should be prioritising data (The Caterer)

By |March 23rd, 2017|

We live in a world dominated by big data. It’s everywhere, thanks to social media and the many ways in which services like Google collect and use our personal information.

From a hotelier’s perspective, data can be an incredibly powerful ally and enable a number of marketing methods that simply weren’t possible a few short years […]

Blog of the week: why do hotels bother with receptionists? (The Economist)

By |February 24th, 2017|

If truth be told, this blog of the ‘week’ was actually published last December, but boy, should it inspire some debate!

We’ll let the piece do the talking, but the title should be all that’s needed to either raise your hackles or have you nodding in agreement, if you work in the hospitality industry.

Have a read, and […]

Blog of the week: English B&Bs dominate TripAdvisor awards (BBC)

By |February 3rd, 2017|

Take that, Florida, Prague and Belgium! And who says TripAdvisor isn’t capable of delivering good news to UK hospitality businesses?

TripAdvisor recently announced the winners of their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards and in the top ten list of B&Bs and inns, UK properties absolutely stormed it, with  no less than five dominating the list.

” are […]

Blog of the week: Cumbria hotels defy floods with record summer (Hotel Owner)

By |September 30th, 2016|

Few will forget the devastating floods that hit Cumbria last December. Homes, businesses and hotels were subjected to rising waters that caused untold damage and left hundreds without power for days.

However, proving just how stoic us Brits are, Cumbria Tourism has revealed that hotel occupancy in the region hit a record high of 73.6% during […]

Blog of the week: Improving the impact of training in hospitality (Qnnect)

By |September 2nd, 2016|

When was the last time you invested in training for your hotel staff? Did you feel it benefitted the operation, or are you concerned that it was a waste of time and resource?

Unfortunately, training is often dealt a bad rap. This is the case in many industries, but can be particularly prevalent in hospitality where […]

Blog of the week: Expedia and Hotels.com cozy up to Red Lion Hotels (Skift)

By |August 26th, 2016|

It’s not often you hear of a love-in between OTAs and hotels, but that’s exactly what appears to be the case with Expedia, it’s sister site Hotels.com and Red Lion Hotels.

In our blog of the week, Skift reports on how two giants of the OTA world are now offering Red Lion Hotels’ member-only rates. What’s more, […]

Blog of the week: Booking.com envisions the future of travel (Director.co.uk)

By |July 29th, 2016|

We’ve picked out a fascinating blog post this week which is penned by the team at Director.co.uk. They were granted access to Booking.com’s headquarters in Amsterdam where they quizzed the OTA on the future of travel. And who better to ask? Since 1996, Booking.com has been at the forefront of the digital travel revolution and […]

Blog of the week: defining the budget boutique hotel (Boutique Hotel News)

By |June 10th, 2016|

What, exactly, is a ‘budget boutique hotel’? The phrase sounds entirely counter-intuitive; how can a hotel residing in a portion of the market generally regarded as the antithesis of the budget hotel sector be ‘budget’?

Confused? We were, until we read this brilliant blog from Boutique Hotel News.

“The term ‘budget boutique’ is something of an oxymoron, with many […]

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