How to Track Hotel Demand with Booking.com

Booking.com provides a clear indicator of how strong demand is, how it’s evolving for our destination, and how we’re performing relative to that demand

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Spend on Commissions or Invest in Your Direct Sales?

The hotel industry pays OTAs around $47,000M per year in commissions, an average of almost $2,685 per room per year*

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8 Tips to Improve Your OTA Conversion Rates

Boosting page ranking organically involves maintaining a high conversion rate, which OTAs favor when determining a hotel’s page position

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How to Set Up Google Ads Hotel Brand Protection Campaigns

A brand protection campaign might not fail due to poor execution; it could simply be distribution or revenue issues making direct channels less appealing

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Hotels Under Pressure as OTA Competition for Guests Explodes

Hotels are in danger of becoming too reliant on OTA lead generation, to the point it becomes financially tough to recover their current share of bookings

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Ten Tips to Help Win Back Business from OTAs

20 years ago we ‘spilled all of our sweeties in the lobby’ and gave the OTAs our soul, and for the last 15 years we’ve been trying to win the business back

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Top 10 Global Hotel Booking Channels for 2023 Revealed

Booking.com, Agoda and Traveloka continue to hold the top three positions, bringing in the highest revenue for partner hotels

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Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls from the Dark Side of Revenue Management

We follow up on a recent article outlining some of the revenue management practices that could be considered to run a little close to unethical

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Digital Markets Act (DMA), What Does This Mean For Your Hotel?

The Digital Markets Act has the potential to rebalance the relationship with OTAs, thanks to greater control over their online distribution

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Mastering the Art of OTA Relationships: Practices for Revenue Growth

We dive into best practices to help build strong partnerships with OTAs while driving revenue growth. From hidden secrets to practical tips!

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