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Pegasus Solutions: A New Chapter in a Long Legacy of Innovation for Hoteliers

Pegasus Blog 26 September 2018
The continued evolution of Pegasus―a lepegasus-solutionsading global provider of hospitality technology and services―inspires the same motivation epitomized in Gandhi’s words. At its inception, Pegasus was born from the idea that a digital era was on the horizon and that innovative distribution technology would uniquely empower hotels to distribute their product electronically to guests across all sales channels globally, beginning with travel agents.

Is Your GDS Hotel Description Old News?

Pegasus Blog 17 September 2018
Long before the rise of the internet, the GDS (Global Distribution System) existed, with its airline origins dating back to the 1960s. Today, the GDS is used by travel agencies, travel management companies, and corporate travel managers – providing hotels with a significant source of reservations and revenue. However, with so much industry attention focused on growing direct bookings and the ever-changing OTA (Online Travel Agency) landscape, the importance of the GDS hotel booking platform can get forgotten amid all the noise.

[ARTICLE] Hotel Tech Partner vs. Vendor: Knowing the Difference and Why It Matters

Pegasus Blog 8 August 2018
As leaders in the hospitality industry, we’re in the business of building and cultivating relationships. Not just relationships with guests, however — also relationships with the technology providers that hotels, resorts, chains and management companies align with to enhance their service offering.
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5 Tips for a Successful Hotel Deflag

Pegasus Blog 24 July 2018
With franchise fees increasing at a greater pace than rooms revenue, many hoteliers are contemplating hotel deflagging. If you fall into this category, the first question you’ll need an answer to is: “How to deflag my hotel and make the entire process successful?”
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Going Rogue: Will Deflagging Boost My Profits? [Part 2 of 2]

Pegasus Blog 17 July 2018
In a recent survey of hotel owners, more than one third of respondents considered hotel deflagging because they wanted to maximize their profit. Among branded hotels, some owners are seeing franchise fees and expenses erode profitability, causing them to question the benefits of their chain affiliation. In our previous post we looked at deflagging and its impact on sales, here we focus on hotel deflagging and profits, exploring specific ways new indies can boost profit margins.
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Going Rogue: Will Deflagging Boost My Sales? [Part 1 of 2]

Pegasus Blog 10 July 2018
Transitioning from a branded property into an independent requires careful navigation through multiple challenges. When it comes to hotel deflagging and sales, the move can be financially rewarding when handled correctly. If you’re considering hotel deflagging, but you’re concerned about how that decision may impact your revenue, read on for ways to boost sales in your new indie status.
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[ARTICLE] Opportunity Intersection: The Corner of Technology and Service

Pegasus Blog 7 June 2018
Studies show 70 percent of customers will stop doing business with a company after one bad experience, while nine out of 10 say they would pay more to ensure a superior one.
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[SLIDESHARE] What Makes for a Great Booking Engine?

Pegasus Blog 5 June 2018
We know great booking engines boost sales and decrease commission costs. But which features make for a great booking engine? And how does artificial intelligence factor in?
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Advantages of Booking Engines with Artificial Intelligence

Pegasus Blog 18 May 2018
Great booking engines boost the volume of direct bookings and maximize the profitability of your reservations.
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[ARTICLE] Aligning Software with the Human Touch to Convert, Connect and Engage Guests

Pegasus Blog 2 May 2018
In today’s hospitality environment, we have the opportunity to leverage data and pair insights with smart software for guest-centricity. We can’t rely merely on a “heads in beds” mentality any longer. Instead we must rely on data about guest habits and preferences to create a true one-to-one experience. No longer is it one size fits all.
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[DOWNLOAD] A Hotelier's Guide to Booking Engines

Pegasus Blog 19 April 2018
Consumers expect a frictionless shopping experience online, and those expectations are at an all-time high. The frequency with which consumers shop online continues to increase, and within the hospitality industry there is no exception.
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[GUEST POST] Top 6 Frequently Asked Questions About GDS

Pegasus Blog 10 April 2018
The GDS has been a vital part of the hospitality industry for decades, with the first one created back in the 1960s. The global distribution system (or GDS) acts as a central reservation system for different strands of the hospitality and travel industry, from airlines to hotels. If you work within hospitality, you’ve probably used this hotel global distribution system hundreds of times already – but you may still have questions about what it is, how it works and why it’s important for venues in the travel and hospitality sector. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about GDS.
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[GUEST POST] Ways to Get More from Your Booking Engine

Pegasus Blog 23 March 2018
With the number of travel bookings made online approaching 150 million every year, and online travel agents taking commission for bookings, it’s imperative that a hotel’s online booking engine is working for it and not against it.
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3 Steps to Boost Hotel Sales

Pegasus Blog 20 March 2018
The question of how to increase hotel sales is an ongoing challenge for every hotelier. There’s a famous quote from the ancient philosopher Lao Tzu, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” And while there are many paths leading to increased hotel sales, there are three important steps you can take – starting right now – to begin your journey to increased revenues.
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3 Simple Tactics to Increase Hotel Revenues

Pegasus Blog 16 March 2018
Naturally, you want your hotel to provide outstanding service that results in happy guests. But in order to keep doing that, you also need to be drive revenues. When considering how to increase hotel revenue, one obvious way is to ensure your employees are happy. Happy staff make the strongest marketing agents for your hotel. But beyond a happy staff, what else can you do? Consider employing these three simple tactics when looking at how to increase hotel revenue.
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How to Evaluate the Right Hotel Technology Provider

Pegasus Blog 6 March 2018
With so many technology vendors, which one is best for me? Whether it is a CRS, PMS, or services that you require, there are a plethora of companies that tout the ability to deliver these products and services seamlessly. Do investigatory work, and reach out to your peers and experts to gather feedback. You may have to live with the solution you purchase for at least five to seven years - so do your homework and don’t make a selection based on pressure from the vendors.
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[Case Study] How Hotel Marketing Boosted Profits [Part 2 of 2]

Pegasus Blog 1 March 2018
In this second part of our two-part series we examine how the right hotel digital marketing helped the Montcalm Hotel Group increase profitability by more than 10%. The properties of The Montcalm Hotel Group provide their guests with the height of indulgence, offering design-led suites, luxurious amenities, and locations in the exciting heart of London.
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How a Hotel Booking Engine Boosted Profits [Part 1 of 2]

Pegasus Blog 1 March 2018
In this two-part blog series we examine how a booking engine with the right hotel digital marketing helped the Montcalm Hotel Group increase profitability by more than 10%. A subpar hotel booking engine can be a serious obstacle in generating a healthy number of direct bookings. And research shows that booking engine transaction volume has only increased recently, with the trend continuing upwards.
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[GUEST POST] Why Your Hotel Should Offer an Online Shopping Cart

Pegasus Blog 28 February 2018
Shopping online today is an enjoyable experience for consumers; they’re typically given complete control thanks to the diversity of e-retailers on the market. But when you compare the traditional shopping experience with the hotel booking experience, the two don’t match up. When you look at two different hotel booking engine options from rival sites, it’s likely that the shopping cart experience is almost exactly the same. In a bid to speed up room turnarounds, consumers are faced with the same packages no matter which brand they’re staying with. In the digital age, where consumers are being given more choice and freedom than ever before, hotels are lagging behind. As industry competition intensifies, travellers are increasingly searching for hotels that meet their needs and those brands that are offering ‘off the shelf’ bundles could be missing out on an opportunity to boost sales and foster customer loyalty.
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Key Advantages of Hotel Management Software

Pegasus Blog 26 February 2018
There’s no getting around it. Today’s hoteliers need solid business intelligence and data analytics to effectively compete. And trying to manually manage your data probably makes you feel a lot like a salmon swimming upstream. You’re getting nowhere fast. Smart hotel managers recognize the advantages of embracing modern technology, relying on hotel management software to streamline operations and make more effective use of analytics. Let’s look at ways hotel management software can help alleviate a few common revenue management maladies.

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