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What is Hotel Distribution Channel Management?

In the hospitality industry, hotel distribution management can be defined as managing and updating certain information, such as room rates and availability, across all distribution channels. Distribution channels include anywhere the customer may go to view and book a hotel room, such as the actual hotel website or online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Expedia, [...]

By |2019-09-09T22:04:06+00:00September 9th, 2019|Distribution Management|

Why is Rate Management Important?

Stressed worrying about adjusting rates based on continually changing market demand for any given night? With a powerful rate management tool incorporated into your hotel Property Management System (PMS), you can help eliminate stress through automatic rate setting and optimization. How? Through a 'Best Available Rate' (BAR) pricing strategy. A Best Available Rate pricing strategy [...]

By |2019-08-27T17:21:11+00:00August 28th, 2019|Revenue Management|

What is a Hotel PMS and why do I need one?

A Hotel Property Management System (PMS) is a crucial piece of technology that links hotel systems while seamlessly helping to manage hotel guests and a property's operations. A hotel PMS can be considered the heart of your hotel; without a current and up-to-date system, hoteliers can experience a downward spiral of operational inefficiency, poor guest [...]

By |2019-08-08T17:18:52+00:00August 9th, 2019|Cloud-based PMS|

Why The Importance of Personalization is Increasing

Personalized experiences are shaping the hospitality industry now more than ever before. Why is that? Because guest expectations have changed, and people are now seeking out an experience that's memorable and special that they can share with their friends and family. With 62% of online adults have chosen, recommended or paid more for a brand [...]

By |2019-07-12T15:30:17+00:00July 12th, 2019|Guest Loyalty|

What We Learned at HITEC 2019

It was a massively busy week last week as the tech side of the hotel industry assembled in Minneapolis for the latest edition of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference, commonly known as HITEC. Over here at SkyTouch Technology, we had a great time educating hoteliers on the latest advances in our cloud-based PMS [...]

By |2019-06-25T16:06:52+00:00June 25th, 2019|Hospitality Industry Trends|

The Mobile Movement and the Hotel PMS

When considering a hotel-based property management system, remember this rule: mobility equals freedom. Freedom for owners, freedom for operators, and even freedom for housekeepers and bookkeepers. That's because today's modern, cloud-based PMS leverages the latest technology that eliminates the need for premise-based systems by shifting everything to the internet. And that fundamental change opened the [...]

By |2019-06-10T18:30:34+00:00June 14th, 2019|Uncategorized, Cloud-based PMS|

Creating an Exceptional Guest Experience

With an influx of best-in-class integrations and new and improved technology coming to the forefront each year, hotels are able to elevate the guest experience. By engaging with guests before, during and after their stay, hoteliers can create a memorable experience that can help drive repeat visitors and increases brand loyalty.   Advanced Integrations Connections [...]

By |2019-04-10T18:26:31+00:00April 12th, 2019|Guest Loyalty|

How to Improve Efficiency & Profitability

Minimizing operating costs while continuing to maximize property performance is something every hotelier aims to achieve. One way to impact a hotel’s bottom line is to switch to a cloud-based property management system. Identifying the operational areas that would benefit most from a 100% cloud-based system are one of the keys to improving efficiency within [...]

By |2019-03-07T02:12:55+00:00February 19th, 2019|Cloud-based PMS|

Hotel Industry Trends: 2019

What’s Trending this Year Coming off the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this month, it is hard not to think about what is in store for hospitality in the future. With concepts such as the ‘Autonomous Travel Suite’, a self-driving sleeper van portrayed as a hotel room on wheels, we can see that the hotel industry [...]

By |2019-04-22T20:40:44+00:00February 15th, 2019|Hospitality Industry Trends|

The Future of Distribution Management (Part 2 of 2)

Key Problems One of the biggest challenges to a hotelier’s bottom line is guest acquisition costs. As we discussed in part 1, the dominance of third-party online travel agency (OTA) sites has reinvented how many customers choose to book rooms. Yet, many hoteliers are still seeking to wean themselves completely off these sites that [...]

By |2019-02-13T16:44:16+00:00December 21st, 2018|Distribution Management, Cloud-based PMS, Guest Loyalty|