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Is AI changing the travel industry? Nov 27, 2017

Is AI changing the travel industry?Technology advancements have assisted the travel industry by making reservations,...

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5 tips to optimize your OTA distribution Nov 17, 2017

Many of today’s travelers prefer to use OTAs as they begin making travel plans, whether they want to compare pricing or...

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The power of packaging for your independent property Nov 13, 2017

Looking for ways to grow your revenue or reach new travelers in 2018? It might be time to add packages to your property’s...

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9 ways to ramp up your holiday marketing Nov 8, 2017

‘Tis the season to be fully booked! Get the most out of the holiday season with these holiday advertising and online...

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Webinar recap: Low season strategies Sep 28, 2017

The fall is officially upon us and that means many of us are entering our shoulder and off-seasons. But just because the...

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Marketing showdown: Your independent property vs. the OTAs Sep 25, 2017

Partnering with the OTAs can be a smart move for your independent property if you’re looking to reach new travelers, fill...

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Your shoulder season checklist Sep 22, 2017

Now that summer vacations are winding down and we’re getting ready to welcome the cozy fall season and some quiet time,...

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What does TripAdvisor’s “Best Value” ranking mean for your property? Aug 21, 2017

TripAdvisor boasts an average of 390 million unique monthly visitors and many of those travelers are looking for...

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The world of online travel: A statistics infographic Jul 28, 2017

With the search engines' algorithms constantly changing and travelers getting more savvy online, the world of online...

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How to measure the success of your booking engine Mar 31, 2017

Going to do some spring cleaning on your property, website, and marketing strategy? Make sure to include your booking...

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Leveraging your channel manager to maximize revenue Dec 7, 2016

Just like your property is unique you know your guests are unique and that extends to the way they book a reservation at...

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How your independent property can work with local businesses Oct 31, 2016

Looking for long-term solutions for driving reservations? You might be overlooking a crucial tactic with your marketing:...

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How independent properties successfully leverage OTAs Oct 27, 2016

Chances are you’re running a book direct campaign or reminding your guests to book their next stay direct to keep your OTA...

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Benefits of gift certificates: Infographic Oct 24, 2016

There are many benefits to selling gift certificates year-round but the holidays are a popular time to encourage your...

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Why you have to stop using rate sheets immediately Oct 10, 2016

With the OTAs being busy releasing rate and revenue management tools, why are you still busy working on your rate sheets?...

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Tapping into influencers and marketing to millennial travelers Oct 3, 2016

Looking to tap into the market of millennial travelers? Chances are you’re already reaching them and if done right, you’re...

How to compete with Airbnb Sep 7, 2016

Airbnb has been a hot topic of conversation at many industry conferences these past few years and with its campaigns of...

Google Destinations: Personalized mobile travel planner May 17, 2016

With the variety of review websites, apps, and travel agents, today’s traveler has a lot of resources when it comes time...

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Top digital trends in marketing Feb 8, 2016

The digital landscape is one that changes frequently and seemingly overnight. Luckily, you’ve got people like us that like...

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TripAdvisor TripConnect or Instant Booking: What’s the difference? Dec 2, 2015

You know you have to manage your reputation and respond to online reviews on TripAdvisor but did you know you can also...

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Expedia enters vacation rental arena with acquisition of HomeAway Nov 11, 2015

Expedia announced last week that it has entered an agreement to acquire HomeAway for $3.9 billion in cash and Expedia...

RezStream on “Hotel Impossible” Sep 2, 2015

We wanted to join Anthony and get our kicks on Route 66 and greatly appreciate the chance to help out two of the three...

How to respond to online reviews: Infographic Aug 31, 2015

An important skill in the hospitality industry is reputation management and we’ve all seen the reputation management rock...

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5 Millennial traveler myths busted Jun 17, 2015

It’s hard not to make generalizations about generations but with the Millennial Generation having the privilege of the...

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5 Ways Millennials Are Using Tech for Travel Jan 27, 2015

Millennial travelers, also known as Gen Y (1980 – 1999), are on the move and have different travel behaviors than the...

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Amazon reported to make move into travel industry Jan 21, 2015

There’s already a variety of travel booking sites that consumers use to compare and make hotel reservations, but there...

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Holiday Booking Trends Nov 11, 2014

Many people are getting ready to hit the road and check into their hotel for the holidays. But, did you know that many...

Hospitality Marketing Trends for 2013: Transparency Jan 8, 2013

As a new year transforms with technology and social consumer trends, marketing strategies are taking a turn for the...

Google+ Profile Images Required to Write Google+ Local Reviews Nov 13, 2012

An interesting change to Google+ Local review process brings more innovation to the surface as Google zeros in on social...

Top 4 Review Sites for Social Travelers: Part 4 Google+ Local Oct 29, 2012

One of the most recent review sites for social travelers bridges the gap between search and social, offering free...

Help! What in the World is Yelp? Oct 16, 2012

Yelp is a one-stop shop for quality customer reviews about every type of business. The website strives to “connect people...

Top 4 Review Sites for Social Travelers: Part 2 Oct 9, 2012

The game of checking in has never been more fun. Foursquare is a free app that helps you and your friends make the most of...

Top 4 Review Sites for Social Travelers: Part 1 Sep 29, 2012

As travel applications integrate their way into social networks, destinations and attractions are able to reap the benefit...

Maui Accommodations Dec 20, 2011

Maui, “The Valley Isle", is widely considered the most diverse of the Hawaiian Islands, combining world-class resorts with...

Discover the Timeless Charm of Castine, Maine Nov 19, 2010

Many of us have probably never heard of Castine, Maine. It is close to Penobscot Bay, Acadia National Park, and Bar...

Fabulous Winter Season Specials in Estes Park, Colorado Nov 18, 2010

Estes Park, Colorado is most well known for its spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park. Thousands upon thousands of...

Telluride, Colorado: Spectacular Skiing and More! Nov 17, 2010

The charming town of Telluride, primarily recognized for its world-class skiing, is located in the heart of the San Juan...

Historic Cape May Offers Year-Round Vacation Fun Nov 16, 2010

Historically speaking, Cape May, New Jersey has the distinction of being the nation’s first seaside resort. This east...

Unspoiled, Unplugged, and Unforgettable in Kauai! Nov 15, 2010

Emerald-flocked mountains that showcase a variety of waterfalls surround the North Shore area of Kauai and Lumahai Beach. ...

Luxury Awaits at a Colorado Ghost Town Oct 1, 2010

If your travel plans happen to include southwestern Colorado near Telluride, you may want to alter your itinerary just a...

Diverse Tourist Activities are Plentiful in Waikiki Sep 30, 2010

When visiting Waikiki, on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu, a tourist has a wealth of interesting options to explore...

Special Occasions are Custom Made in Napa, California Aug 31, 2010

Special occasions can become truly special in wine country thanks to the wealth of information provided by Napa Valley...

Napa Valley Offers More Than Just Wine Aug 16, 2010

When you hear someone talking about Napa Valley, you logically assume the discussion is about the award-wining wines of...

Four Seasons of Fun in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Aug 11, 2010

Steamboat Springs, Colorado, affectionately known as Ski Town USA due to its world class skiing, was originally frequented...

Past Travel Trends Help Marketing Strategies Jul 26, 2010

Utilizing past travel data allows a property owner to study trends in the hospitality world. This timely information...

Estes Park Condo Rentals - Incredible! Jan 19, 2010

The Black Canyon Inn is a stunning lodging property located in Estes Park, Colorado. The inn offers one to three bedroom...

Vail Colorado Vacation - Rentals and Activities Dec 14, 2009

There is absolutely no place more beautiful than Vail, Colorado in the fall. The Aspen trees are awe-inspiring, they take...

Maui Vacation - Maui Hawaii Hotels Nov 12, 2009

Aside from spectacular beaches and the lush landscape, Maui has it all for both cultural and adventure travelers.On the...

Mississippi Gulf Coast Resort Rentals - Biloxi, Mississippi Oct 8, 2009

Biloxi, Mississippi, also known as “Buck City” or “Dollar Bill-oxi,” offers the entertainment and excitement of Las Vegas...

Winter Park, Colorado - Mountain Lodging Sep 29, 2009

Winter Park, Colorado offers the perfect mountain getaway. Tucked away in the high-alpine forest and surrounded by...

Willamette Valley in Oregon Sep 25, 2009

The Willamette Valley in Oregon may very well be host to the nation’s best wineries, according to many respected wine...

Mexican Riviera Vacation Sep 22, 2009

Explore an “off the beaten path” part of Mexico by visiting Manzanillo, famous for its beautiful, secluded beaches and...

Snowmobiling in Colorado Sep 18, 2009

Are you mad for snowmobiling? Are you looking to get away from the crowds and find a perfect, new spot to explore?...

Cape May Vacations Sep 17, 2009

Cape May, New Jersey is a picturesque town scattered with striking Victorian seaside homes. The beaches are absolutely...

Colorado Vacations: Estes Park Cabins Sep 15, 2009

Colorado is a spectacular vacation destination anytime of the year. Whether visiting in spring, summer, winter or fall,...

Caribbean Vacations Sep 9, 2009

There is nothing more relaxing than an ultra-luxurious island vacation in the Caribbean and visiting the Cayman Islands is...