In Part 2 Paige offers advice and solutions hotel sales teams can take on board right now to be better prepared as group demand continues to increase.
We are focusing on Hotel Group sales and some of the challenges Paige sees as hotels adjust to the return of group demand
Hotel sales leads for groups, functions and corporate/business travel accounts come in through a diversity of channels and lead streams
We are seeing other factors beyond COVID-19 coming into play that could affect speed of recovery for business travel as we head into the second half of 2022
For more than 50 years, the older RFP process has been the standard operating model for organizing group meetings and events
Small groups of less than 15 attendees are trending toward a shorter booking window, around 2 to 4 weeks. Larger groups, however, are booking 2 to 4 months
Meetings shifted into slightly larger categories. This is a sign of recovery as it shows people are getting more comfortable meeting in larger group numbers
The time has finally come, wedding bells are ringing, and we find ourselves at the precipice of a hectic, long-awaited wedding season