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How to Respond to Nightmare Guest Reviews

By now, consistently responding to online guest reviews is a standard procedure nailed down by your hotel marketing strategy. But while several hoteliers are adept at handling in-person feedback and complaints, many are unable to do so effectively online. Some hotels are too nervous to respond at all to bad reviews. But, when you get


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6 Ways to Improve Your Hotel’s Bounce Rate

For hotel marketers ensuring the hotel’s website is delivering upon expectations and visitors aren’t leaving the website as fast as they arrive is critical. Bounce Rate typically indicates that the visitor’s expectations were unmet. They arrived and did one of the four actions (within 10-30 seconds, depending upon the set or adjusted bounce rate): clicked


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Hotel Perks That Convince Guests to Book Direct

Most hoteliers see partnering with an OTA as a necessary evil. Listing your hotel’s room inventory on an OTA can indeed reach millions of eyeballs, but not without you having to give up 20-30 percent in commission fees. So what’s a hotel to do when marketing hotels online? The answer lies in giving travelers a


8 Ways to Use Your Hotel’s Post-Stay Email To Your Advantage

If you’re like most hotel marketers, you dedicate most of your marketing chops to building your hotel’s brand, luring travelers to choose your hotel with carefully chosen copy, internet hotel advertising and engaging marketing campaigns. But, what happens after the guest checks out? This is where a majority of hotel marketing staff drop the ball. Most hotels send out a


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Language of Luxury: Clichés and Their Smarter Alternatives

When it comes to hospitality marketing online, words carry a lot of weight. Your choice of words has the power to impact how travelers see your brand, your hotel’s search rankings, and if your site or marketing campaigns attract or repel bookings. With language holding so much clout when marketing hotels online, it’s vital you’re


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Hotel Service for the Best Customer Experience

Andy Stangenberg: Founder, CEO Q-Principle, On Hotel Service With over 27 years of experience in the operational field of the service industry in six different countries, Stangenberg developed a tremendous understanding of service excellence and the importance of service engagement between associates and guests. He taught service and leadership in many countries and owned and


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Room Service Trends that Raise Revenue

2014 is proving to be the year for creativity and innovation in hotel food and beverage. Four trends are relevant to raising your hotel revenue for group bookings. Efficiency Rules Standard room service, needed by business travelers, is challenged by delivery time. In her article, Room Service-The Need for Speed and Beyond, Ann Bagel Storck interviews Chris Hunsberger, Executive