The anticipated AccorHotels acquisition of VeryChic is now complete according to the hotel chain. Now Accor can complete digital private sales of luxury hotel rooms and apartments, cruises, breaks, packages and more.
To celebrate the relaunch of its official site, redesigned as a network to build solid relationships between hotels, journalists and bloggers, Snap Traveller released an authoritative report on influence marketing and its role in the hospitality industry.
Global sales, marketing, and distribution provider Preferred Hotel Group™ has just released their first quarter 2014 revenue results. According to the report the group generated a 19 percent increase in reservations revenue for member hotels compared to last year’s figures. Other key findings of the report show increases in enrollments, spending, and repeat stays via the iPrefer guest loyalty program, and other initiatives. Preferred also added 29 new hotels to their stable of luxury stays worldwide.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) European Cities Hotel Forecast is out revealing high expectations for growth in the coming year. According to the report economic signals show 17 to 18 major cities in Europe, many suggested to benefit from the 2014 European forecast.
2014 brings with a new year great new possibilities in every industry. Travel not being the least of these, World Independent Hotels Promotion (WIHP) just compiled a Slideshare bucket list of benchmark hotel and marketing items not to overlook. This will be one of those years technology provides a fast forward effect for competitiveness, and […]
Digital marketing startup for hotels buuteeq has announced having expanded their team with the addition of Karim Meghji as Chief Product Officer and VP of Engineering. The news of Meghji’s appointment, along with other staffing and product additions, comes at a time when buuteeq is rapidly expanding their reach globally.
Yesterday, Sabre Hospitality Solutions announced the expansion of their Internet marketing products and services across Europe with the launch of WebExpress. WebExpress, available for European, Middle Eastern, and Asian hotels, provides a managers and staff with a combination of tools for visibility and web traffic, and etc. Monique Jaspers-Wijn, vice president business development, EMEA, for […]
Thousands of hotels around the world have active social media profiles, where they do more than building customer satisfaction by identifying customer problems, and answering to their questions and concerns. These hotels actively sell rooms, through special offers and promotions, offer giveaways and prizes, and see tangible ROI.
Argophilia Travel’s sister company, leading digital public relations and marketing firm Pamil Visions PR, has just announced having launched Voyage PRide business relationship practices. Designed to help businesses integrate all aspects of their customer relations via innovative social and PR practices, Voyage PRide is tailored to help hospitality businesses gain digital influence.
For new hotels, establishing an online footprint before they open their doors has never been so important. It’s vital that hotel operators generate buzz ahead of the big day, not only to ensure a house full of guests, but also so they can escape from the clutches of expensive OTAs garnishing their profits.
Flip.to, an amplified word of mouth innovator that helps hotels gain conversions via guest spreading the good word, has announced adding more North America sales execs.
buuteeq, the world’s first so called Digital Marketing System for Hotels, has just announced their most recent product enhancements. According to the startup, a new Design Concierge and buuteeq graphical facelift will greatly enhance hotelier on site conversions and ROI.
Online marketing startup buuteeq, which we covered briefly some time back, has just announced having raised another $10 million in funding. The funding round, led by Madrona Venture Group and by Concur, brings buuteeq’s total capital raised to some $17 million thus far. Along with this news, the startup also announced the addition of Concur CEO, Steve Singh and Madrona Partner, and Tim Porter to the company’s board of directors.
World Independent Hotels Promotion (WIHP) has just announced a sweet partnership with leading meta comparison site Trivago, one which could end up being a sort of strategic masterpiece. Testing their so called DirectPack ad platform with Trivago, WIHP’s test hotels achieved a 10x ROI with no sweat, according to WIHP’s Marketing experts. The implications of this news may not be readily obvious, we suggest you read on.
News from budding marketing marvel buuteeq suggests their dital marketing system (DMS) for independent hotels is gaining momentum. Powering online reservartions online, on mobile, and via social media, the startup launched back in 2011 is now engaging hoteliers across 15 countries.