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It's Never Too Late to Choose Right Hotel Management Software For Your Apartment Hotels

Hotelogix Blog 13 June 2017
Hotels both luxury and budget have always been the undisputed choice for tourists. But they are not always the ideal choice. The demand for apartment hotels is growing as the hospitality industry continues to mature and gain awareness among business and leisure travelers. A significant part of this growth is attributed to millennial’s travel habits. According to Knight Frank’s 2016 Global Cities Report, over the past seven years, the number of serviced apartments has grown by 80 per cent and totals to more than 750,000 properties globally. Given the scenario, serviced apartments are likely to reap the economic rewards in the coming years. Serviced apartment not only offer the cleanliness and safety that a hotel offers, but they also provide ‘home away from home’ options with well-equipped kitchens, comfy living spaces and other facilities.
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Hotelogix all Set to Showcase Its New Features and Enhancements at HITEC 2017

Hotelogix Blog 9 June 2017
Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) is one of the top platforms to showcase the most current hospitality-driven applications and technologies that enhances guest experiences. And, Hotelogix is all set to go! Our founders Prabhash Bhatnagar and Aditya Sanghi are joining the four-day event (June 26-29, Toronto, Canada) that brings together the best minds from all facets of the hospitality industry to showcase the latest in technology products.
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5 Reasons Why you Should Move From Traditional PMS Systems to The Cloud

Hotelogix Blog 2 June 2017
Have you ever imagined running your hotel without bulky servers, without a large IT support team to manage your property requirements or having numerous servers clogging up the space? Well, this is possible by moving from traditional Property Management Systems (PMS) to cloud-enabled PMS.
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Integrate Your PMS with POS Solution to Get Better Control Over Your Hotel Business

Hotelogix Blog 1 June 2017
A hotel’s revenue is not only dependant on room occupancy, but also on the additional revenue generated from various point of sale (POS) outlets. A hotel may have several different POS outlets, for example, restaurants and bar, hotel spa, tours and excursions organized by the hotel, gift shop and so on. A hotel’s POS outlets can be strong revenue earners for them, but on the flip side it can only create extra paperwork and overhead for the hotel, if not automated.
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Top Five Benefits of Having a Hotel Booking System for Hotel Owners

Hotelogix Blog 24 May 2017
Hotel industry runs on the essentials of proper management at every stage. All internal teams/departments need to find a cohesive way to work together to create the ideal experience for the guests. As you plan to expand your hotel business, the task of manual data organization and maintenance becomes even more time consuming and cumbersome. This is where an automated hotel booking system comes to your rescue. Moving to a hotel booking system provides hoteliers like you with a host of benefits that can improve efficiency and enable you to generate more revenue. Let’s see some of them.
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6 types of Data your Hotel Should look at to Improve your Distribution Game

Hotelogix Blog 11 May 2017
Running a hotel property is no easy feat, irrespective of what the size is. Small and medium sized property owners are managing all sorts of hotel operations on their own. Having said that, reporting is a necessary evil to keep track of revenue, daily check-ins and check-outs, and inventory management and makes your life as a hotelier easier in the long run. In the absence of advanced reporting metrics, you won’t be able to calculate your budget, take informed forecasting decisions, or see the return on your investments. Gaining valuable insights of your hotel’s performance is one of the most effective ways to dramatically improve your business results. Let’s explore some of the vital reports that hotel owners should look at to gauge success and to boost occupancy rate.
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Ebook: A Guide to Optimize your Independent Hotel's Revenue Management Strategy

Hotelogix Blog 5 May 2017
Hotel Revenue Management has been around since the 1990’s. The term originated from the airline industry and was derived from their mathematical sales model. The hotel chain giant, Marriott was one of the first few hotels to introduce it as a serious concept in their business strategy. Of course, more than two decades later, the Revenue management concept has evolved based on hotel size, requirements and other influencers. Now, revenue management is not only an obvious part of most hotels’ business plans, but has found so many takers among independent hotels.
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Hotel Revenue Strategy: Where Should Independent Hotels Begin?

Hotelogix Blog 5 May 2017
Hotel Revenue Management has been around since the 1990’s. The term originated from the airline industry and was derived from their mathematical sales model. The hotel chain giant, Marriott was one of the first few hotels to introduce it as a serious concept in their business strategy. Of course, more than two decades later, the Revenue management concept has evolved based on hotel size, requirements and other influencers. Now, revenue management is not only an obvious part of most hotels’ business plans, but has found so many takers among independent hotels.
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How can Hotels Increase Profits and Occupancy with Smart Data Marketing Strategies.

Hotelogix Blog 27 April 2017
What is smart data marketing? As per HeBS Digital, it means the balanced usage of Customer Relationship Management data and intent data points. By collating the two, hotels can make the most out of past, present and future customer data and thereby use it to generate more bookings.
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Is your independent hotel following the right pricing strategy?

Hotelogix Blog 26 April 2017
To a hotel guest, it may be surprising to see that the same room categories may charge different rates on different dates and days. Or why even similar category hotels may have variation in their room rates. Well, it’s not something that hotel’s do randomly but a well thought out strategy. There are several factors that come into play, affecting the pricing of a room and hotels need to consider them all before arriving at a fair price structure.
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A Guide to Revenue Management for Independent Hotels- It's not about selling more, it's about selling right

Hotelogix Blog 6 April 2017
Competition in hospitality is intensifying every year. With OTA dominance growing and commissions continuing to climb, hoteliers can no longer afford to leave their fate in the hands of online booking channels. In times like these, revenue management strategies offer hotel owners the opportunity to take control of their profitability.
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Beating the Competition to Improve Profitability for your Independent Hotel

Hotelogix Blog 5 April 2017
In my earlier publication, I mentioned how the Hospitality Industry is evolving rapidly and hoteliers must juggle multiple hats to stay ahead.For someone like a large hotel chain, there is always the required budget for marketing, be it loyalty programs or deep discounts or creating a brand that help them in the long run (think brand recall value), making these large chains succeed over independent / mid-sized hotels.Not always true! For work I research a lot of hotels and that’s when I realized that a surprising number of independent hotels seem to have great service and leave guests delighted time and again. Ultimately creating a great brand name for themselves.Necessity has always been the mother of all invention and hotels always look to outsmart the competition through a few tricks up their sleeves. Sharing some them here,
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Are you a B&B owner? If yes, address these challenges with cloud PMS to stay ahead of the curve

Hotelogix Blog 24 March 2017
The Bed and Breakfast Industry is huge, in the US alone it has an estimated worth of more than 3.8 billion dollars with over 17,000 inns. The B&B sector initially just started out as a small unorganized sector which provided alternate options for guests to stay at during holidays. Over the years it has become a significant contributor to the overall hospitality industry and has also become an option for business travellers.
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[Infographic] Quick 8-step Guide to Enhance Hotel Occupancy and Branding

Hotelogix Blog 22 March 2017
The travel and tourism space remains extremely competitive. The hotel industry is becoming more and more mature market whereby the competition is increasing globally and attracting more guests can become a challenge. Henceforth to make your brand stand out from the competition, and make sure your hotel rooms never remain unoccupied, the need of the hour is ‘smart marketing’.
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Mind the Gap: Bridging the crack between hotel Owners and Guest expectations

Hotelogix Blog 14 March 2017
A hotelier’s perception of his hotel can be strikingly different from that of guests’. This difference can be especially damaging if the hotelier’s perception of guest requirements is set far apart from what the guest actually needs. It is essential that hotel owners and management constantly ask their guests for their feedback and interact with them during their stay to understand what works for the guests and what doesn’t. Between 1983 to 1985 American authors, A. Parasuraman, Valerie A. Zeithami and Len Berry came up with SERVQUAL, a scale for measuring service quality. Through the survey they realised that 5 gaps can exist between managements and their customers. We have seen how the gaps can affect the hospitality industry too
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Key learnings at Revenue Management: Challenges and Solutions Webinar with BookingSuite

Hotelogix Blog 10 March 2017
Our recent Webinar with BookingSuite highlighted 2 important aspects: The challenges that hotels face when managing their revenue and the modern technology required to address them. The event saw widespread participation from not only different regions but properties of varying sizes, reconfirming that revenue management is equally important for large chains and small independent hotels .
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How hotels can improve occupancy and profitability with dynamic rates?

Hotelogix Blog 8 March 2017
For a hotelier, his main target boils down to maximising occupancy and profitability, it doesn’t get any simpler than that. So how can that be achieved? Well we follow the basic principles of economics; demand and supply, and see how that can be used to the hotelier’s advantage. - See more at: http://www.hotelogix.com/blog/2017/03/08/how-hotels-can-improve-occupancy-and-profitability-with-dynamic-rates/#sthash.hmGILfpP.dpuf
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Webiner: Hotel Revenue Management: Challenges and Solutions

Hotelogix Blog 23 February 2017
In today’s highly fragmented marketplace, competition is intense and hoteliers are constantly on the lookout for better ways to optimize their revenue. With OTA dominance continuing to grow, revenue management offers properties the opportunity to take control of their profitability. Maximizing your hotel’s earnings isn’t a matter of simply focusing on selling out all room in your property – those days are long gone! In today’s highly competitive marketplace, strategizing to maximize occupancy over revenue could actually be detrimental to your bottom-line. Indeed, hotels that undercut their prices to sell out could actually be earning less than similar properties that employ revenue management strategies.
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Webinar: Hotel Revenue Management: Challenges and Solutions

Hotelogix Blog 23 February 2017
In today’s highly fragmented marketplace, competition is intense and hoteliers are constantly on the lookout for better ways to optimize their revenue. With OTA dominance continuing to grow, revenue management offers properties the opportunity to take control of their profitability. Maximizing your hotel’s earnings isn’t a matter of simply focusing on selling out all room in your property – those days are long gone! In today’s highly competitive marketplace, strategizing to maximize occupancy over revenue could actually be detrimental to your bottom-line. Indeed, hotels that undercut their prices to sell out could actually be earning less than similar properties that employ revenue management strategies.
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360 Degree Hotel Management Helps Shape an Amazing Guest Experience

Hotelogix Blog 31 January 2017
Hotel technology has numerous options for simplifying the systems in the management for a hotel. Hotels should take advantage of these systems for they not only simplify the back end of operations but are also a great tool for creating an amazing and personalized experience for their guests. The modern traveller can be quite demanding, they want personalised service but the staff shouldn’t be overbearing. They want instant access to information but don’t want to be asked too many questions. They wish to have details at their fingertips and expect the hotels to be able to do the same.
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Tips to reducing guest acquisition costs

Hotelogix Blog 30 January 2017
Now more than ever; it is important for hotels to look at ways through which they can reduce guest acquisition costs. Does it really make sense if a hotel has to spend 40$ per guest to get them to stay at their property? Hotels need to carefully gauge the practicality of what it costs them to acquire a guest and ways in which the costs can be reduced.
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Most Important Features of Property Management System

Hotelogix Blog 26 January 2017
In today’s digital world, hoteliers find themselves in an environment that provides them with all the tools they could possibly need. From property management systems to revenue management tools, there are almost no areas left uncovered when it comes to optimizing hotel management today. However, while that’s the good news, the bad news is that there are now so many providers available that making the right decision has become difficult for professionals today.
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Are you pricing your rooms right? Here are 5 tips to make sure

Hotelogix Blog 24 January 2017
Deciding on hotel rates is one of the toughest decisions for hoteliers and it requires a lot of planning, researching, doing their homework and re-evaluations. There are numerous key factors and influences that come into play when deciding on hotel rates, because not only do you want to fix them but you also want the rates to grow. We bring to you 5 successful approaches to grow hotel rates: 1. Evaluate the various distribution segments Hotels need to carefully analyze each and every distribution segment for the year gone by. It’s imperative to review the segments that worked and the ones which were not ineffective. The various distribution channels need to be analyzed, and remember to factor in the OTA commission rates, hotels should ensure that they vigorously research the different commissions that a channel provider charges before Finalizing on the one that works for them.
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Opting for a one-stop solution for small hotels

Hotelogix Blog 19 January 2017
Technology in the hospitality industry is moving in leaps and bounds. For a small and midsized hotel to be successful it is imperative that they invest in an all in one PMS solution. A PMS with an integrated distribution solution is an indispensable tool for hoteliers. Systems like Hotelogix which provides a cloud based PMS not only streamlines the critical operations of a hotel but the integrated distribution system also enables the hotel to be visible in the global marketplace with real-time rates and inventories. So how can a hotel benefit by investing in an all in one PMS solution?
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Top challenges owners faced when deciding on a hotel Property Management System in 2016

Hotelogix Blog 10 January 2017
2016 wasn’t the greatest year for hospitality, with Brexit and the US elections leaving the industry in a warm state of ambiguity. However, there are significant positives to be drawn as well. While the lukewarm economy didn’t significantly boost global ADR and occupancy numbers, cloud-based hotel management is rapidly entering the mainstream. A large number of hotels abandoned their in-premise legacy systems in favor of a hotel PMS(Property Management System). This is great news for the industry, since it enhances connectivity and enables real-time integration. - See more at: http://www.hotelogix.com/blog/2017/01/10/top-challenges-owners-faced-deciding-hotel-property-management-system-2016/#sthash.x73mVQS8.dpuf
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Technology and the guest experience should be brothers in arms!

Hotelogix Blog 9 December 2016
We’ve become so accustomed to digital technology today that it’s hard to truly appreciate new breakthroughs. In fact, we expect more. Guests are no different. With the vast array of guest service apps and technology available today, the absence of digital enhancements is conspicuous. Free WiFi, mobile concierge, and now even digital room keys are fast becoming the norm – not the exception

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