How to Prepare Your Hotel for the Coming Year

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The new year is approaching and while your guests will be enjoying the last days of 2017 at your property, you might be spending that time planning for the coming year. From marketing strategies to revenue management, to new technologies and distribution partners, this is the time to make important decisions for 2018. So where […]

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Keeping Hotel Guest Data Secure

Keeping Hotel Guest Data Secure in an Insecure World

Data security is an increasingly critical concern for hoteliers. Until recently, the issue had been bubbling below the surface and wasn’t as often discussed outside IT circles. But a security breach last fall at InterContinental Hotels Group and others in the hotel industry, are thrusting the issue into mainstream hospitality industry consciousness. That issue affected […]

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New Year, New PMS

If you’re thinking about securing a new cloud-based property management system for 2018, now’s the time to act.

If you’re thinking about securing a new cloud-based property management system for 2018, now’s the time to act. By making the switch now, you may be in a great position to secure a full year’s worth of data come the end of 2018. That could be essential for your business. Use that data to help […]

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Importance of EMV for Hotels, Webinar Coming November 8!

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With Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) quickly becoming the global standard for chip-based transactions, credit card data is no longer being stored at the PMS level, but rather tokenized. Why is this important? Through interfaces on SkyTouch Technology’s cloud-based hotel management system, hoteliers can process EMV payments to help prevent the fraudulent use of stolen card […]

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Maximizing Playoff Profitability for your Hotel

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We all know sports are a great hotel business driver. Be it the local teams, or planned tournaments, they’re both important and predictable opportunities from which to fill rooms. (see our recent piece on that here). But, all bets are off when it comes to nail biting season enders. Many times, it’s not known until […]

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Maximizing Opportunity During Sports Season

New York City, New York, USA  - December 21, 2013: Street view with pedestrians visible outside Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 21, 2013.  This landmark multi-purpose indoor arena, located above Penn Station opened in February 1968.

Fall season is sports season. And it’s not just the national pro leagues that are in full swing. Colleges, high schools, and other leagues, are all playing scheduled events throughout the country, giving hoteliers ample opportunity to set rates that fully match these demand drivers. Sports events are not always commonly considered when hoteliers are […]

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Setting Hotel Rates for a Happy Holiday Season

Entrance door at dawn on a luxury hotel or department store in holiday seasons

Now that we’re deep into the fall travel and conference season, it’s time to start thinking about holiday season. Sure, some parts of the country may feel like summer, but with Halloween decorations popping up everywhere, hoteliers must start thinking about selling rooms at the best possible rate between now and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New […]

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