Five Ways To Motivate Your Hotel Staff
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5 Ways To Motivate Your Hotel Staff

Engaging your employees in a positive manner correlates to customer satisfaction. Gallup polls support this idea showing increases in customer advocacy. This is just the numbers we can measure, the immeasurable benefit is much greater. There are many ways to motivate your hotel staff  but we’ve picked the top five. Motivational Speeches  In the hotel business…

Hotel Review Scores and Rankings on Google
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Hotel Review Scores and Rankings on Google

Google is getting it’s reviews from TrustYou, an online reputation management company that focuses on the hospitality industry. Two main facts to understand. One is that TrustYou is providing these hotel review scores (TrustScores) to many more websites than Google. They have partnerships with Kayak, Trivago, Skyscanner, and more. The other part is you can…

Zika Virus Knowledge for Hotels
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Zika Virus Knowledge for Hotels

The Zika virus disease is spread primarily through the bite of an infected species of mosquitoes. It can be transmitted is from mother to child if the mother is pregnant, not through breastfeeding. Another way infection can be passed is through sexual contact or blood transfusion. Common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain,…

Expedias Hotel Accelerator Program
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Expedia’s Hotel Accelerator Program

Expedia is launching a new bid-for-placement program to allow hotels to pay to have their hotel listing pushed forward on the search. Expedia still uses the three factors that they’ve relied to prioritize their search: Offer Strength, Quality Score, and Compensation. Offer Strength is the best way to perform well on Expedia as a hotelier, and…

Building Local Credibility
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Building Local Credibility

As we mentioned in “Take your money back from Online Travel Agencies“, there are many wonderful ways your hotel website can be used to make you money. Now let’s talk about how it can get you noticed. Online travel agencies do so well because they make it easy for consumers to search and find information….

Airbnb: Hotel Killer or Not
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Airbnb: Hotel Killer or Not

It seems the hotel industry is being too hospitable with its most popular adversary. While other industries such as the taxi industry, have taken notice and started fighting their peer-to-peer competitor, Uber. With cities and countries joining the fight. The hospitality industry is turning a blind eye to its peer-to-peer competitor, Airbnb. While its latest valuation holds the company at $10 billion, more than Wyndham…

Going Green Gives You Greenback
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Going Green Gives You Greenback

Save yourself some money. Making your hotel green not only pleases the eco-conscious traveler but also pleases your pocket. Those self-proclaimed “eco-tourists” hit upwards of 43 million around the world. Being green comes with a nice price uptick as well. These eco-tourists are also said to be willing to pay 8.5% more to go to…

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