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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|

The Future of Distribution Management (Part 1 of 2)

More Efficiency It’s all about control. That is, regaining pricing power within the hospitality sector by using better, smarter, more efficient technology. For a long time, it was an exercise in futility, but these days the rise of cloud computing is making it a reality thanks to next-generation hotel software.   Problem number one: Online [...]

By |2019-02-13T16:44:09+00:00December 14th, 2018|Distribution Management, Cloud-based PMS, Guest Loyalty|

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 height of the last economic [...]

By |2019-02-13T15:49:33+00:00December 12th, 2018|Revenue Management, Rate Management|

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 quiz. Which guest is more [...]

By |2018-12-07T15:53:27+00:00December 7th, 2018|Revenue Management, Rate Management|

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