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On-Demand Service and the Culture of Convenience: What Are Guests Really Looking For?

Jos Schaap, CEO -Founder and CEO | November 8, 2018

By Jos Schaap CEO and Founder – StayNTouch We aren't just living in a mobile age — we are living in an 'on-demand' economy, and it is revolutionizing business models and the corresponding consumer experience across every industry. With digital platforms and apps empowering instant gratification, paired with efficient and intuitive technological properties to cater to a personalized and data-driven experience, the supply which meets the demand of customers is readily available, 24/7. The modern consumer has become accustomed to the ease of uninhibited access to messaging, e-mail, social media, e-commerce, and general online f...

Overview: The Increasing Costs of Hotel Customer Acquisition

Allison Handy | July 9, 2018

By Allison Handy When we talk about red flags and concerns about increasing acquisition costs, some might be inclined to dismiss any worries and point to continued growth and prosperity—both in the industry and across the larger economy. And it is certainly true that we are in the midst of a sustained period of strong performance. The Prosperity Trap: Consider the following recently released data from TravelClick. As of this May, committed occupancy for the second quarter of 2018 through the first quarter of 2019 is up at 1.6% compared to a year ago. The pace of new commitments is continuing to edge upward, increasing by 0.1% over...

The Hidden Costs of Sold-Outs

Max Chertkov | May 31, 2018

By Max Chertkov Did you know that securing a new customer costs between 5 to 25 times more than retaining an existing client? Although several factors can lead to losing a customer, booking failures and sold-outs have a major impact on customer loyalty. Strong businesses are built on the fundamental understanding of customer lifetime value - a customer once won can become a customer for life. Today's highly competitive travel market, especially online, bears numerous challenges when it comes to winning a customer. In fact, the revenue from the first customer booking often barely covers the acquisition cost. For this reason, customer...

5 Things the Hotel Industry Can Learn from Cruise Lines

Kacey Bradley | October 12, 2017

By Kacey Bradley As an industry, finding useful lessons from other industries that seem completely different may feel impossible. But sometimes that extra effort pays off, because you can make improvements to your own industry that you may not have thought about otherwise. Especially when it comes to customer service that can make or break a business. That's why it's so important to study what cruise lines do to make their customers keep coming back for more to help the hotel industry find the same results. Sometimes brands hit a dead end and customers can sense it, leading to major losses. Fix this problem by focusing on five things th...

The ProSo Method to Achieving Service “Wows”

Jana Love | October 9, 2017

By Jana Love In the hospitality industry "wow factor" is a phrase not only used, but something the industry strives to achieve in the service they provide. There is a short list of companies that are noted and revered for consistently achieving this service level. The challenge often misunderstood is executing and delivering the "wow factor". Here's what I mean, as a consumer, we expect a certain level of good, consistent service and anything above this is a bonus. This isn't close to the level of service we are talking about regarding "wow." Studies show 65% of customers that are "satisfied&qu...

Local Measure Partners with Cisco to Offer a New Social Sign On, Building Richer Customer Experiences, Understanding Guest Behavior, and Gathering Val

Local Measure | October 4, 2017

Through Advanced Wi-Fi Integration, Hotels and Hospitality Providers Can Finally Have a 1:1 Relationship with Guests – While They are on Property Sydney and New York – October 4, 2017 - Local Measure, the leading location-based social intelligence platform for hospitality and tourism, announced a Wi-Fi integration with Cisco that enables hotels and other hospitality providers to identify and connect with guests while they are on property, personalizing the customer's experience while they are at the venue. Leveraging Local Measure's proprietary social intelligence technology, providers deploying Cisco wireless technologies- ...

These Major Trends Are Changing the Hospitality Industry, as You Know It

April 18, 2017

By Jos Schaap, CEO, and Founder, StayNTouch In the hospitality industry, the only thing that's constant is change. It's clear you can't talk about the hospitality industry these days without talking about disruption. As a hotelier, you need to constantly keep your pulse on emerging trends to avoid disappointing guests and falling behind competitors. The priority no longer lies in only increasing the number of guests you attract, but rather improving their experience to keep them coming back—whether it be online, on-property or across different touchpoints. Here are the three important changes that'll make (and continue to make) a ...

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