New Welcome Anywhere Plus feature: guest group booking portal

By |February 7th, 2017|

There’s nothing quite like a group booking in the hotel trade. A single enquiry that results in several room sales is great for revenue, a boon for occupancy and nothing more than good, solid business which also levers food sales.

Unfortunately, hotel booking systems have often made something of a ham-fisted attempt at implementing functionality for […]

A recipe for the best hotel booking engine

By |January 18th, 2017|

What makes a brilliant hotel booking engine? As a hotelier or guest, have you ever stopped to ask yourself that question?

You’re excused, if you haven’t. And why should you? It’s the job of the hotel booking software vendor to take care of this for you, after all. If you’re a hotelier, you simply need to […]

Designing an online hotel booking system for the mobile generation

By |October 19th, 2016|

Online booking for hotels is booming. According to reports, 65% of same-day reservations are now made on smartphones. And, if you think OTAs always grab the lion’s share, the fact that hotel brand websites account for over 64% of all bookings will give some hope to hoteliers drowning in commission bills.

OK, so you may not be […]

How to choose a hotel booking system – 6 brilliant tips

By |May 12th, 2016|

You’ve chosen the linen supplier, picked the ideal colour for the restaurant walls and replaced that ageing boiler… But what next for your new hotel? There’s an entry on your to-do list labelled ‘technology’, but it has continually made way for more pressing priorities.

It’s time to tick that item off, or at least address part […]

Untangling online booking, the Welcome way

By |June 12th, 2015|

Online booking is an intrinsic part of Welcome Anywhere. It’s how we connect guests with accommodation businesses and can be one of the most profitable sources of bookings.

It’s only right, therefore, that we occasionally down tools, tear up the rulebook, forget what we’ve learned and review our online booking platform from the ground up. We did that recently and we’re now embarking on the biggest redesign of Welcome Online in twelve years.

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Hotels save £5.5m in commission fees with Welcome

By |December 5th, 2014|

We love statistics and among our favourite numbers are those generated by online booking. Every month, we pour over the performance of our online servers, looking for peaks and troughs in booking trends and the distribution of reservations across the websites from which we can process bookings.

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Considering taking deposits for bookings? It’s easy with Welcome Anywhere.

By |September 5th, 2014|

The hospitality landscape continues to change. For many years, bookings were secured solely with a telephone call and a friendly chat with the guest in question. And, as credit cards began to dominate the world of payments and online booking became more prevalent, retaining guests’ card details became the most common way of guaranteeing a room.

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