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Machine Learning 101
One of the biggest buzzwords of the modern age is “machine learning.” It certainly sounds cool and futuristic, but what is it, and how is it relevant to the hotelier’s life? We’ll answer that in this educational blog we’ve playfully named Machine Learning 101. Simply put, machine learning is the ability for a computer to...
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finding relevance in big data part 2
  Welcome to Finding relevance in big data – Part 2. Listen to Part 1 here. How can hoteliers make big data work for them? Big data is a buzzword that has gotten plenty of mileage and for good reason. Hoteliers looking to maximize room rates can look no further than their destination’s incoming data. Through...
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Demand Factors influencing Pricing
There’s one constant every business person understands; the law of supply and demand. In the hotel business, it’s the fundamental underpinning of how rooms are priced on any given night. But there is a catch, what the typical hotelier sees as demand is not an accurate bellwether of actual demand. It’s what we perceive demand...
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finding relevance in big data
  Finding relevance in big data is a concern on the minds of many hoteliers. What should you act on? How do you, as a hotelier, determine what data has the biggest impact on pricing? In this series, we discuss how evolving buying behavior impacts the amount of data points to be considered and how each data point...
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hotel technology jargon
Sometimes, the hotel industry gets caught up speaking a language only experts appear to understand. Ever try talking to a person who is not in the hotel industry using industry buzzwords? For example: “Our hotel is experiencing a boost that’s helping us drive ADR to new highs, which is having an incredible effect on RevPAR.” For...
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State of the hotel industry
Individual hotel success is increasingly becoming a game of the haves and have nots. We recently attended the annual Hunter Hotel Conference to get our springtime check-in on industry numbers, and it’s become clear 2017 is about individual market dynamics. Yes, STR is predicting the U.S. hotel business to see ADR increases of 2.8{97f5de9008dbce478b9914384118bb17bc275beb18053f10d4c63e347dc71139} this...
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UK hotel markets
We were in Berlin recently for IHIF, the premier annual European hospitality financial conference. The event, a gathering place for 2,000 hospitality leaders, is where top executives meet each year to share ideas and make deals that will affect the global hotel industry for the next year. This year, one of the major conversations focused...
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Deciphering the perfect revenue optimization formula is an ever more challenging feat. Shifting reservation channels and morphing consumer booking patterns continually conspire to make the right revenue mix a moving target. Additionally, customers no longer have static needs. They have different priorities per trip – meaning during each excursion, they’re more apt to be seduced...
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Written by Glenn Haussman for LodgIQ. In London last week, the Business Travel Show became the focal point of the travel buyer community. The event featured more than 2,000 attendees, each of whom are charged with travel purchasing decisions for the road warriors within their respective companies. As LodgIQ is a company dedicated to helping...
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Disruption is everywhere and it’s forcing traditional businesses to reinvent themselves. Take Uber, for example, it’s forever altered how people travel around town, forcing traditional limousine and taxi companies to adapt, while peer to peer room rental sites are inexorably changing how customers think of the lodging experience, and how hoteliers think about their room...
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