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Meet Chinese Tourist 2.0

Duetto Research Blog 27 November 2018
While Chinese travellers have not given up their travel wanderlust and are in fact still growing in numbers, they have evolved in the way they travel. According to co-founder of China Luxury Advisor, Renee Hartmann, who was speaking at the Cross-Border Retail Growth Forum at Asia Society in New York City, among other changing trends, Chinese tourists are also spending less than before.

Is Online Gaming Undermining Casinos?

Duetto Research Blog 20 November 2018
As online gaming continues its upward trajectory, generating millions of dollars in revenue, experts are again questioning whether the convenience and accessibility has helped or hurt Atlantic City casinos.

Why Would a Casino Need a Revenue Management System?

Duetto Research Blog 19 November 2018
A year after Lebron James departed Cleveland for the bright lights of Los Angeles, some thought his former team, the Cavaliers, still had the pieces to make a run at the playoffs.

Europe's Hotels Report Solid September

Duetto Research Blog 13 November 2018
Key performance indicators for hotels in Europe showed continued gains year on year in September, with a 3.7% increase in gross operating profit per available room to €96.80, second only to the peak recorded at hotels across the region in June at €105.07.

Will Google Perfect Personalization Before You?

Duetto Research Blog 5 November 2018
In the world of travel, two superpowers currently prevail above all: personalization and intuition. The better a hotel, app, or travel company can respond to users’ needs and desires — and ideally, predict them before they bubble up to the surface — the more likely they are to gain a loyal following, according to this Jakarta Post report.

Blockchain: The Possibilities For Innovation Are Endless

Duetto Research Blog 1 November 2018
Khalid Ladha, strategic alliances director at BlockX Labs, a Toronto-based product-development lab, takes us through the blockchain basics. He explains what this technology actually is as well as looking at opportunities for the hotel industry, in terms of distribution, reporting and transactions.

Revenue Management Speed Check: Let's Accelerate

Duetto Research Blog 25 October 2018
Earlier this year I was invited – along with other RMS vendors and senior hotel executives – to speak at a roundtable hosted by none other than RM-veteran Sherri Kimes. As was to be expected, the conversation was robust and engaging, with viewpoints shared from a variety of perspectives for a holistic view. The audience consisted primarily of students in their final year at the prestigious NUS Business School in Singapore, who were interested not only in the status quo, but also the direction in which the revenue management discipline was headed.

Creative Hotel Packaging Via Blockchain

Duetto Research Blog 23 October 2018
Norwegian hotel chain Nordic Choice has almost 200 properties in Scandinavia and the Baltics, all under one owner - Petter Stordalen and his company Strawberry Group.

Casino Stocks Taking Too Many Hits

Duetto Research Blog 17 October 2018
Seven trending gaming industry stories that will impact your casino Revenue Strategy.

Taking Blockchain from Concept to Reality

Duetto Research Blog 10 October 2018
How can hotels harness blockchain technology? That’s exactly what innovator, strategist and Chief Operating Officer of citizenM, Michael Levie, hopes to uncover during the panel discussion he will moderate at RSF London on 5 November called, Hype or Hope: Is Blockchain going to change the industry, or much ado about nothing?

Are You Asking 'Who Moved My Hotel Revenue?

Duetto Research Blog 25 September 2018
The hotel industry is changing at breakneck speed. New disruptors are constantly entering the space. Think online travel agents, Airbnb, Google, Facebook et al. If you don’t continue to evolve, you will fall behind the industry.

STR: Inflation-Adjusted ADR is 'Mostly Flat

Duetto Research Blog 24 September 2018
The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during August 2018, according to data from STR.

Hospitality Technology's Moment of Truth: Who Will Transform the Booking Experience?

Duetto Research Blog 21 September 2018
Can you name three great enterprise technology companies in hospitality? Or even one? The answer is likely “no,” because most people have never been terribly impressed by the typical experience on a hotel’s website.

No Shortage of Revenue Strategy Best Practices at HDC

Duetto Research Blog 20 August 2018
The 10th annual Hotel Data Conference at the Omni Nashville opened discussion about many of the challenges and opportunities hoteliers are facing today.

Hotel Occupancy and Demand are Soaring. Why Can't You Drive ADR?

Duetto Research Blog 20 August 2018
Despite industrywide record demand and occupancy levels, historical data shows that hoteliers — specifically general managers and revenue teams — are struggling to drive rate at paces they’ve seen during past peaks.

Shifts in Revenue Culture, Technology Needed to Optimize Group Bookings

Duetto Research Blog 15 August 2018
Hoteliers gathered at RSS 2018 acknowledged that the group business side of the revenue equation remains as important as ever, but the sales process for securing contracted and negotiated bookings often lags behind advancements made for the transient side in modern Revenue Strategy.

Russian Hotels Score Rate Wins From World Cup

Duetto Research Blog 14 August 2018
Russia may not have won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but its hotels certainly proved winners, with properties in Moscow reporting a 52% increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) to RUB7,700 for H1 2018, according to data from JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group.

Airbnb Looks More and More Like a Hotel Company

Duetto Research Blog 13 August 2018
Seven trending hotel news stories that will impact your hotel Revenue Strategy.

Using Technology to Light the Way

Duetto Research Blog 10 August 2018
One of the largest owner-operator hotel management companies in London, glh Hotels has a portfolio of more than 5,000 rooms spread across five unique brands.

Owners, Asset Managers Emphasize Need for Leadership in Revenue Strategy

Duetto Research Blog 9 August 2018
Hotel owners and asset managers led the charge at RSS 2018 for revenue-focused leadership that would help them and the major brands whose flags they carry. A more holistic Revenue Strategy that maximizes profitability is within reach, RSS attendees said, but it requires greater collaboration among all stakeholders, as well as all departments of a property.
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Expedia, Hotel Tonight Pushing More Discount Opportunities

Duetto Research Blog 6 August 2018
Seven trending hotel news stories that will impact your hotel Revenue Strategy.
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Kalibri Offers Guide for Finding Optimal Business Mix

Duetto Research Blog 2 August 2018
The success of any hotel depends on dozens of factors — some within your control and some outside it. But one thing is certain, hoteliers can maximize profitability by determining their Optimal Business Mix.
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Red Planet Looks to Millennials for Expansion; Turns to Franchisors

Duetto Research Blog 31 July 2018
Seven trending news stories that will have an impact on your hotel Revenue Strategy.
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Adapting to a New Hotel Customer Journey

Duetto Research Blog 23 July 2018
Seven trending hotel news stories that will impact your hotel Revenue Strategy.
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Europe's Hotels See Profit Drop

Duetto Research Blog 17 July 2018
Hotels in Europe saw their first drop in profit in 12 months in May 2018, with gross operating profit per available room down 3.6%, according to figures from HotStats.
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Seeing Hotel Industry Threats as Opportunities Opens Up Revenue Strategy

Duetto Research Blog 13 July 2018
The hospitality universe is constantly shifting and, more importantly, growing. In his opening message at RSS 2018, Duetto CEO Patrick Bosworth encouraged the hoteliers, asset managers and technologists gathered there to see opportunities for better Revenue Strategy, where others might only see obstacles.

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