New map directory boost for Sabah tourism industry
KOTA KINABALU : A soon-to-be-released map directory will help boost the tourism industry of Sabah and Labuan. Known as “GET Map”, it has positioned itself as an easy-to-use planning guide that can be accessed anytime and anywhere.
Got a couch? Host a traveler
The cost of airfare and a hotel can take a huge chunk out of a travel budget and even cut short a vacation by several days. However, for travelers who enjoy venturing off the beaten path, there are rewarding low-cost options that can not only lengthen a vacation, but also almost certainly make it more memorable.
Full tax due from travel sites, hotel owners say
Every time somebody uses a third-party travel company such as Travelocity to book a $100 hotel room in Franklin County, the county, city and state lose about $3 in tax revenue, according to local hotel and tourism officials. This adds up to an estimated $7 million to $10 million a year in Ohio. A provision in the state’s proposed two-year budget would close a loophole that currently lets such ...
Clouds ahead - Hotel revenue management in the age of “big data” | By Lee Jamieson
In recent years, hotel technology has undergone a period of convergence: PMS, reservation systems, guest preference databases, social media platforms and e-marketing systems are finally sharing data in a meaningful and actionable way. The coming together of these once distinct disciplines has heightened the importance of revenue management because revenue teams are analysing the essential data ...
Any emerging hotel chain needs to learn how to work on the right combination of direct and indirect channels to not only diversify and de-risk its revenue streams, while also ensuring maximum return on investment.