Although an ideal strategy lies in the search to earn premium revenues, combining negotiation-based pricing and attribute-based selling could counter the trend of discounted sales from indirect channels
Obviously OTAs also offer a big marketing opportunity for hotels, but they still want to push for direct bookings and escape restrictions on parity rates
Upselling has even more value in a downturn when there are empty rooms or when guests are booking at the best available rate and standard room types.
U.S. hoteliers made hay in December, as a potential repeat soft performance in 2020 awaits. Across the board, U.S. hotels grew the top line while also carrying it down to the bottom line
A tough year for MENA hotels mercifully came to an end in December. Profit per available room was down 5.4% y-o-y, negatively contributing to an overall 9.3% YOY GOPPAR drop for the year
In the age of data proliferation and value transparency, it is imperative hotels utilize their reputation performance to enhance pricing capabilities to realize new revenue opportunities and drive rate
The year ended on a strong note for hotels, represented by a fourth consecutive month of y-o-y profit growth on a per available room basis. GOPPAR soared in the month, finishing 9.8% above
2019 ended on a sour note for UK hotels. December marked the third consecutive month of y-o-y profit per available room decrease, as GOPPAR was down 0.9%