Five Reasons Hotels Should Use Social Media

08 May 2018 in

According to a January 2018 report by the Pew Research Center, 68% of US adults use Facebook, 73% use Youtube, and 35% use Instagram. Social Media has become one of the best tools to target and communicate with your customers, clients, and fans, and it’s safe to say it isn’t going anywhere. So why should hotels include at least one social platform as part of their marketing strategy?

How to Connect With A New Generation Of Guests

30 Apr 2018 in

In just two years, Millennials will be in the driver’s seat with their purchasing power. Are you equipped to reach them so that your hotel is in their consideration set?

How to Respond to Hotel Reviews

01 Jun 2017 in

You’ve been asked to handle the responses to reviews for your hotel. You’re seen as the person on staff who is the most social media savvy, so you are the obvious choice. Right? Perhaps. But being a consumer...

Three Lessons Learned from Marriott Pilot Program

03 Nov 2016 in

When you are a kid in school, testing is not something you look forward to. In fact, for some of us, it can create high levels of anxiety and require many hours of preparation. This was especially true for me as I approached every test with a complex preparation plan that seemed to do little to relieve my anxiety. On test day, no matter how well prepared I might be, I always feared the worst: failure. In this context, we were conditioned to believe that testing had just one outcome – either success or failure.

Your Most Powerful Hotel Review Response Tool

20 Oct 2016 in

When online travel agencies (OTAs) and other third-party booking channels empowered past guests to judge their stay experiences with a star rating, hoteliers had to pay attention. Then guests shared photos and wrote reviews, and hoteliers had to get involved. This evolution has, in turn, shifted the way we do business by changing the paradigm from hotels controlling the message to the consumers controlling the dialogue. This dialogue can ultimately decide the success of a hotel.  So, as a hotelier, what can you do?

Strengthening Customer Relationships with Social Media

31 Aug 2016 in

The other day while shopping at my local grocery store, I looked up from my list and made eye contact with the woman coming toward me. We both made that face – you know the one where you realize you’re supposed to know that person, and you can’t remember her name. Then, our light bulbs almost visibly lit up above our heads, and we realized we were high school classmates and Facebook friends. We had a robust relationship on Facebook, sharing mutual friends and seeing posts from each other, but in the offline world, we had no relationship.