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Have a Happier Holiday & Increase your Bottom Line

The Time is Now to Maximize Holiday Income for your Hotel Just last month, AAA reported travel volume for Thanksgiving was the highest since 2005. Nearly 50 million people traveled more than 50 miles for the holiday.   That’s right, even more people are traveling in 2018 than during the [...]

The Newest Iteration of Rate Management – Part 8

Be Open with your Rate Management Being flexible with rate management allows hoteliers to think in creative ways that can make hotels more money. The newest iteration of revenue management; understanding the total value of the customer rather than just what they pay on rate.   Time for a quick [...]

Technology Ruled During HX: Hotel Experience

HX 2018 If it’s November it must be New York. That’s because the largest hotel industry tradeshow and conference on the east coast took place on November 11th and 12th at the world-famous Jacob Javits Convention Center.   Here HX: Hotel Experience and its design brethren, BDNY attracted more than [...]

Being Flexible with your Rate Management – Part 7

It’s time to cozy up to the BAR That’s Best Available Rate, of course, and by focusing a revenue management strategy around Best Available Rate, hoteliers are successfully pushing the average rate charged per room by more accurately leveraging the all-powerful supply vs. demand equation.   However, to fully maximize [...]

Integrating Hotel Technology and Improving Operations – Part 6

Guest Loyalty is Essential More than ever, creating loyalty through guest experience is essential to a hotel’s success formula. Without it, hospitality interlopers like alternative accommodation sites have potential to chip away at a property’s business mix, slowly eroding not just loyalty, but profits too.   When a hotel operations [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: Guest Loyalty|Tags: , , |

Integrating Hotel Technology and Improving Operations – Part 5

Be warned, there’s a new sheriff in town: Data integration. Without it and its like-minded cousin technology interoperability – the notion that computer systems can seamlessly connect and communicate with one another -- maximizing a hotel’s profitability in the modern era is near impossible, archaic and frustrating.   Before cloud-computing [...]

Operating Your Hotel Anytime from Anywhere – Part 4

Things are Changing Not only are the way hotels managed changing, but so is its workforce. These days millennials rule, and they expect the systems they utilize to match the technologies they’re familiar with.   Did you know? 35% of people working in America are millennials? They’re now the largest [...]

The Cloud is Changing Everything for Hotel Management – Part 3

The future is now. Well, at least for hoteliers fully embracing cloud-based solutions. Savvy business operators realize a hotel operations platform powered by cloud-computing is fueling the hotel industry to increased efficiency, more satisfied employees and heightened profitability. Sorry legacy systems, but a new breed of hotel property management systems [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Cloud-based PMS|Tags: , , , , |

Industry Podcasting Redefining Hospitality Events

Popular Podcasting Podcasting has hit the mainstream, and in the hospitality industry it’s quickly become the way people love to learn while working out, walking the family dog, or heading to or from work. SkyTouch Technology, along with other hospitality tech partners, recently hosted an evening dedicated to this exciting [...]

Millennials and Modern Mobility

Millennials are set to be the largest active adult generation in 2019, surpassing Baby Boomers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So, what does this mean for the hotel industry and its technology and why should we care?   Technologically Savvy Millennial hoteliers have reached the age where they are taking over [...]

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Revenue Management, Guest Loyalty|

Automated Rate Management: The Star of your Hotel Software

The hotel industry is often up against it when it comes to room rate management. There is not only revenue per available room (RevPAR) to think about, profits and the bottom line, but also about how to increase RevPAR and somehow attract and please guests at the same time, season [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Rate Management|Tags: , , |

3 Ways to Enlighten Your Hotel Management Software

The benefits of property management systems are endless, especially in the hectic world of the hospitality industry. When you factor in that travelers visit up to 38 websites before even making a booking, you know that the benefits of modern hotel management software are essential. The future of the [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Hospitality Industry Trends|Tags: |

Technology’s Role in Hotel Operations Management (Part 2): Welcome to The Cloud

Welcome to The Cloud. It’s an entirely new way of thinking about PMS software for hotels since this technology sets the stage for reinventing every aspect of the hotel management experience.   OK, it’s not actually new, it just seems new. Cloud computing may be a relatively new entrant into [...]

By |August 28th, 2018|Categories: Hospitality Industry Trends|Tags: , , , |

Technology’s Role in Hotel Operations Management (Part 1): History and Challenges

Call it the accidental boss. Born at the dawn of the computer age to digitize check-ins and calculate guest expenditures, the hotel property management system (PMS) started in earnest. In fact, it was hardly a PMS at all. These early systems were more akin to a series of not quite [...]

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: Hospitality Industry Trends|Tags: , , |

Case Study: Cobblestone Hotels

Based in Neenah, Wisconsin, Cobblestone Hotels is a premiere upper-midscale brand with currently over 140 hotels open, under construction or in development across 18 different states in  the United States. Founded in 2008, Cobblestone was a small brand and couldn’t originally envision the success they achieved in ten years.   [...]

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Hotel Customer Spotlight|

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