Lodging Interactive Launches #AskDJV Weekly Video Series
Lodging Interactive | January 14, 2015
The award-winning digital marketing and social media engagement firm exclusively serving the hospitality industry unveils a weekly web video series, #AskDJV, featuring company Founder and President DJ Vallauri. PARSIPPANY, N.J. - JANUARY 14, 2015 - Lodging Interactive announced today their latest initiative in providing expert advice on social media, website design and digital marketing to the hospitality industry - a weekly video series titled #AskDJV. Featuring Lodging Interactive's Founder and President, DJ Vallauri, the YouTube series answers Internet marketing questions commonly asked by hoteliers. "As part of our mission to share ...
Driving Better Revenue for One Million Rooms
IDeaS Revenue Solutions | January 13, 2015
Powered by SAS®, IDeaS Revenue Solutions' global presence expands as leading technologies surpass one million hotel rooms priced daily MINNEAPOLIS – IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of pricing and revenue management software, services and consulting, today proudly announced it has reached yet another milestone as the company's leading solutions now generate pricing decisions for more than one million rooms—up to 42 million times daily—for hoteliers in nearly 100 countries around the world. A true global leader in the hospitality technology category, IDeaS has leveraged its 25 years of industry experience to expand in...
TravelClick Acquires Hotel Video Solutions Provider TVtrip
TravelClick, Inc. | January 13, 2015
TVtrip Bolsters TravelClick's Web and Reservation Offerings to Enable Hotels to Increase Online Traffic and Conversions NEW YORK and PARIS, January 13, 2015 - TravelClick ("the Company"), a global provider of innovative cloud-based revenue-generating solutions for the hospitality industry, announced today that it has purchased TVtrip, the leading provider of video creation and distribution services for hotels around the globe, headquartered in Paris, France. "We are excited to welcome TVtrip's unique offering and highly talented team to TravelClick," said Larry Kutscher, CEO of TravelClick. "As video continues to increasingly influence ...
Agilysys Announces Latest Version of Analytics Solution
Agilysys | January 13, 2015
Solution Addresses Loss Prevention, Server Productivity, Table Service Analysis ALPHARETTA, GA. - Jan. 13, 2015 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative hospitality software solutions and services, today announced general availability of the latest version of its business intelligence solution, Agilysys Analytics. The solution, which was already available to InfoGenesis™ POS Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) customers, now enables on-premise InfoGenesis POS users to employ enhanced data analysis to gain insight into critical business performance metrics. Agilysys Analytics is a comprehensive reporting, auditing and...
Noble Investment Group & Simon JV Breaks Ground on AC Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta; Open Early in 2016
Noble Investment Group | January 13, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia (January 13, 2015) - Noble Investment Group ("Noble") today announced they have broken ground on the AC Hotel Buckhead, a joint venture with Simon (NYSE:SPG). Located at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Wieuca Road and adjacent to Nordstrom at Phipps Plaza, the AC Hotel Buckhead will be the brand's first hotel in Atlanta, and is scheduled to open in early 2016. The AC Hotel Buckhead will offer 166 rooms and suites and a variety of amenities including the AC Lounge, 2,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, the AC Library, health and fitness as well as an indoor pool. Buckhead is renowned as a live, work and pla...
DSE 2015 to Offer Educational Seminars in Digital Signage for Hoteliers
DSE | January 12, 2015
Atlanta - Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world's largest International Tradeshow and Educational Conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, will present five new digital signage educational opportunities designed specifically for hotel operators, system administrators and technologists March 10-12, 2015, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The seminar programs are part of DSE's Educational Conference designed to help attendees learn how and when to take advantage of the newest technologies available, how successful digital signage strategies are being implemented, and h...
Complimentary Webinar, “Action Plan 2015: The Smart Hotelier’s Top 10 Digital Marketing Resolutions”
HeBS Digital | January 9, 2015
NEW YORK, NY January 9, 2015 - HeBS Digital, the hospitality industry's leading full-service digital technology and marketing firm, will present a concrete 2015 Action Plan and bring the 'Smart Hotelier's 2015 Top 10 Digital Marketing Resolutions' to life in a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, January 14th at 11am - 12pm PST / 2-3pm EST. Speakers will include Senior Vice President of Marketing, Mariana Mechoso Safer, and Senior Marketing Manager, Sara O'Brien. While hoteliers have a world of opportunities and next-generation technologies available to increase direct online bookings, there is a sense of confusion on where to begin. In ...
Penn State Hospitality Successfully Implements Industry Leading Labor Management System by UniFocus
Penn State University | January 9, 2015
UniFocus is pleased to announce that Penn State Hospitality Services has successfully implemented the industry's leading Labor Management System (LMS) at The Nittany Lion Inn and The Penn Stater. Having already provided multiple survey solutions to PSHS, UniFocus was delighted to expand its relationship with PSHS to include the workhorse of their product set. As the organization is now six months from implementation of UniFocus' Labor Management System, Penn State Hospitality Services is confident of the effectiveness of the investment and its potential to have a positive impact on organizational profitability. While Jim Purdum, General...
HeBS Digital Invites Hoteliers to Boost On-Property Revenues and Guest Satisfaction
HeBS Digital | January 7, 2015
HeBS Digital, the award winning hotel digital technology, website design, full-service digital marketing and website revenue optimization consulting firm, is offering a free Guest Portal to clients who purchase a Responsive/Adaptive Design Package in the first quarter of 2015. The Guest Portal allows hoteliers to boost revenues and guest satisfaction from their on-property guests. NEW YORK, NY January 7, 2015 - HeBS Digital, the industry's leading digital technology, full-service hotel digital marketing, website design and direct online channel consulting firm, invites hotel marketers to go beyond the three screens (desktop, tablet, an...
Agilysys Attains Gold Certified Status in Microsoft Partner Program
Agilysys | January 7, 2015
Company Recognized as a Leading Software Solutions Provider ALPHARETTA, GA. - Jan. 7, 2015 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program, with a competency in the Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software Solutions category. Gold competencies demonstrate best-in-class capabilities within specific Microsoft solution areas. Gold Certified Partner status recognizes Agilysys' skill and proficiency in the technology marketplace. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a number...
Maestro PMS Launches Web Development Services to Boost Revenue for Independents
Maestro Property Management Solution | January 7, 2015
Maestro's Cost-Effective Services Create Quality Property Websites that Increase Direct Reservations, Strengthen Online Sales January 7, 2015 - Maestro PMS™ announced new website development services to increase online presence and boost revenue for independent operators. Maestro's web services include affordable, search-optimized website creation, content development, and simplified package promotion pages to drive sales. Maestro PMS Enterprise Property Management provides more than 20 hotel software and reservation software solutions for the industry's leading independent hotels, resorts, and multi-property groups. Click here to le...
Social Media Resolutions for Hoteliers in 2015
Lodging Interactive | January 7, 2015
Lodging Interactive, an award-winning digital marketing and social media engagement firm exclusively serving the hospitality industry, shares social media resolutions hoteliers should make for the new year. PARSIPPANY, N.J. - JANUARY 7, 2015 - The start of a new year ushers in the feeling of a fresh start with plenty of potential and often an equally plentiful list of resolutions to uphold. This year, making social media resolutions for 2015 can be an effective way to outline a hotelier's social media expectations for their property and to ensure efforts across all social channels align with a hotel's sales, marketing and customer serv...
SHR’s WindsurferCRS had Exceptional Year in 2014
SHR | January 7, 2015
Major improvements were made to help hotels meet and exceed their revenue goals HOUSTON, TX, January 7, 2015- Sceptre Hospitality Resources (SHR), an innovative provider of advanced distribution technology and services for the hospitality industry, reflects on the impact of its WindsurferCRS in 2014. The industry-leading Central Reservations System underwent many enhancements and feature releases in 2014 to better serve hotels and their guests. With the release of TopSail™, the responsive Internet Booking Engine from SHR, the first real shopping cart experience was available to guests when booking single hotel stays and multiple stay ...
NAVIS White Paper Outlines Formula for Maximum Direct Channel Revenue
NAVIS | January 6, 2015
Do You Leave 60% of Potential Bookings on the Table? Learn How Drive + Capture + Convert = Dramatic Leisure Revenue Growth January 6, 2015 - Properties generate millions of dollars with a revenue-producing formula revealed in a newly-released white paper from NAVIS. "How to Drive, Capture, and Convert Demand with Integrated Revenue Generation Processes," describes how real hoteliers tap the full potential of their direct sales channel for dramatic leisure revenue increases. "Travelers may research their trip on their mobile devices and laptops," said Michelle Marquis, NAVIS SVP. "But research shows a high number of rooms get booked thro...
Smart Hotelier’s 2015 Top 10 Digital Marketing Resolutions
the Authors and HeBS Digital | January 6, 2015
By Max Starkov and Mariana Safer Today's hotelier has a world of opportunities available to help them increase direct online bookings and revenues. Technology developments such as Responsive Website Design, Dynamic Content Personalization, Dynamic Rate Marketing, Reservation Abandonment Prevention techniques and more mean that, as an industry, we are not only more effectively reaching our target segments, but we are also improving the user experience and conversions on our websites. Yet, with all this opportunity there comes a sense of confusion on where to begin; reaching the guest throughout their travel research and purchasing journe...
Hotel AG Involved in 194 Hotel Transactions During Last 2 Years
Hotel AG | January 5, 2015
ATLANTA - January 5, 2015 - Hotel Assets Group, LLC (Hotel AG), announced today the firm has sold or advised on 194 separate hotel transactions during the 2013 and 2014 years. The firm closed 194 transactions including 169 select service hotels, 25 full-service assets and 12 portfolios. The brands represented were 17 Courtyard by Marriott, 16 Fairfield Inn, 12 Residence Inn, 11 Springhill Suites, 6 Townplace Suites, 8 Marriott/Hilton/Starwood full-service hotels, 20 Hilton Garden Inn, 7 Homewood Suites, 13 Hampton Inn, 8 Hampton Inn & Suites, 5 Holiday Inn, 3 Holiday Inn Express, 1 Staybridge Suite, 8 Wyndham branded hotels, 17 Choi...
Strong Average Daily Rates Bring Hotels Holiday Cheer
TravelClick, Inc. | December 29, 2014
Maximizing RevPAR will be Priority for Hoteliers in 2015 NEW YORK - December 29, 2014 - Hotels in major North American markets experienced positive growth in both rate and occupancy across most travel segments according to data from the December 2014 TravelClick North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). With average daily rate (ADR) growth of 4.6 percent for the next 12 months, hoteliers will be ringing in 2015 with a strong and profitable start. "The upward pricing momentum that began in 2014 is continuing into the New Year," said John Hach, Senior Vice President, Global Product Management at TravelClick. "While there is cause for cele...
Agilysys Inspire User Conference & Executive Summit 2015 Announced
Agilysys | December 22, 2014
Conference to Feature Educational Sessions, Networking Events, Partner Pavilion; New Track Added for Senior-Level Executives ALPHARETTA, GA. - Dec. 22, 2014 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative hospitality software solutions and services, has announced the date and location of the Agilysys Inspire User Conference & Executive Summit 2015, the conference designed to help Agilysys customers learn more about the company's technology and how it can help them transform the guest experience. The event will be held February 23-25 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. The conference hotel reservation deadlin...
Revcaster Partners with Duetto to Deliver Hotel Rate Shopping Tools that Drive Revenue
Revcaster | December 19, 2014
Revenue Strategy Innovator Duetto will Integrate Revcaster's Cost-Effective, Real-Time Rate Shopping Data to Help Further Increase Hotel Revenue Potential PORTLAND, OR - December 19, 2014 - Revcaster, the trusted leader in flexible, cost effective hotel rate shopping tools, announced that Duetto, the market leader in hotel revenue strategy solutions, will integrate Revcaster comp-set data to further increase revenue optimization opportunities for hotel operators. Click here for more information on Revcaster's rate shopping tools for hotels. "The agreement between our companies adds Revcaster's easy-to-use hotel rate shopping tools to ou...
Newmarket Solutions Selected by C&D to Grow Group Business
Newmarket International, Inc. | December 19, 2014
Streamlining Processes and Maximizing Function Space with Delphi 2015 and N2GO December 19, 2014 - Portsmouth, NH - Newmarket® International, Inc. ("Newmarket"), an Amadeus company, the proven business solutions provider for empowering hospitality organizations to lower costs and increase revenue while improving customer satisfaction and guest loyalty, today announced that Xiamen C&D Tourism and Hotels Incorporation ("C&D Tourism and Hotels ") has selected Delphi 2015 and N2GO to expand their group business. Established in 2003, C&D Tourism and Hotels, a subsidiary of Xiamen C&D Co. Ltd., currently operates eleven self-...
SHR Announces Partnership with Flip.to, Helps Hotels Increase Marketing Reach & Generate New Guests
SHR | December 19, 2014
HOUSTON, TX, December 19, 2014- Sceptre Hospitality Resources (SHR), an innovative provider of advanced distribution technology and services for the hospitality industry, today announced its partnership with Flip.to, the brand advocate platform for hotels that turns hotel guests into a trusted extension of the hotel's marketing force, boosting brand awareness and earning new guests around the world. With the integration, users of SHR's WindsurferCRS who have deployed TopSail™ or the HTML booking engine can take advantage of Flip.to services. When the integration is activated by a property, existing guests now become influential brand ...
Case Study: HeBS Digital Generates Significant Revenues Targeting International Luxury Travelers
HeBS Digital | December 19, 2014
December 19, 2014 How can a hotel, resort or casino effectively reach a target audience through online media? One of the most pervasive challenges hoteliers face is how to effectively speak to and engage with their various customer segments online. Couples, families, business travelers, international travelers, and event planners all require customized messaging on the site and in advertising campaigns to address their individual needs. Online media and retargeting is the perfect advertising format to target specific customer segments and drive direct bookings and customer engagements. The following case study clearly shows that any hot...
Understanding Bad Reviews To Increase Your Hotel’s ROI In 2015
TrustYou | December 19, 2014
Here's what we know about travel reviews as 2014 comes to a close: they matter. A lot. There are plenty of stats out there that show positive reviews have a positive impact on travel booking decisions. In fact, this year in a TrustYou study, we uncovered that not only do review scores influence traveler decisions, positive reviews actually correlate with a willingness to spend more. To help hotels determine where to invest dollars that will directly affect travel review scores, TrustYou analyzed semantic categories (service, room, food, etc.) among a sample of the most negative reviews from our database and compared them with the most p...
Booking Misunderstandings: What it Might Create for a Guest
Ahmed Mahmoud | December 18, 2014
by Ahmed Mahmoud This is a true story by one guest about a problem with a hotel honoring a room price. Through the internet the guest tried to book three nights at XYZ hotel, but for some reason the site wouldn't accept his dates. So he phoned the hotel's toll-free number, and was offered a rate of 180 US$ per night. The case was, they never asked him how many people were staying in the room. The hotel e-mailed him a confirmation and he prepaid the entire three-night stay for the room by credit card. Then he realized that he needed to add another night to his stay for the night before the return flight, so he called back. He was told th...
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