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Hotel Seven – the Facebook success

January 31, 2011

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I am re-blogging an article that Josiah Mackenzie wrote about the marketing and PR campaign that I did on Hotel Seven, instead of re-writing it all, I thought I could share some of stuff from a great blog. —– How Martin Soler used a direct-to-consumer Facebook PR strategy to open Seven Hotel at 80% occupancy […]

Hotel guests: Pay what you want!

January 23, 2011

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One of our clients in Rome (Hotel Abruzzi) was facing low season and instead of doing the usual thing of seeing his occupancy levels crash or lower his ADR to about a third of the usual rates he did something new and risky. We had the idea of trying out a Pay-what-you-want rate in a […]

Review sites, the future?

December 29, 2010

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If you want to start a heated discussion with an independent hotelier, talk to him about Tripadvisor. People either love it or hate it, and those that don’t do either, ignore it. No doubt, hotel reviews on the internet has forced hotels to up their service level and care. In the past many could get […]

Consumer Trends and Hotel Shopping

September 29, 2010

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At WIHP we’ve been analysing shopper trends like many marketers do. Something that struck me recently was just how much shopping goes on before someone selects a hotel. The average internet user checks out at least 6 hotel websites before doing their booking. The average internet user takes over 24 hours between their first search […]

Importance of the Tripadvisor Link

September 20, 2010

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I noticed quite some hotels have not purchased the link to their website on their Tripadvisor page, which was understandable at first. I purchased the link for some hotels I was consulting to see the result. Of course like everything new we thought this would be an avalanche of visits and bookings. After all we […]

5 tips for Hotels on Facebook

September 17, 2010

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Running the Social media campaigns for some 60 hotels currently and more coming every month we’ve gotten to see a few points that hotels should follow when in comes to doing their Facebook page especially independent hotels. 1. Have a Facebook page. If you’re not sure whether you should be keeping a Facebook page then […]

The end of Boutique hotels as we know them

September 14, 2010

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When I met Philippe Vaurs who briefed me on the latest hotel he was creating I realized a major shift is happening on hotel trends. Boutique hotels which have been the trend over the last decade are no longer enough. People want more than a great design or a unique feel, they want to live […]