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First Impressions Matter For Independent Hotels

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” First impressions are the most lasting, especially with independent hotels. An excellent independent hotel put it’s guests first. Every last detail is tailored to [...]

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The OTA vs. Metasearch Battle and What It Means for You

In today’s travel industry a lot of questions about Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), and Metasearch Engines have surfaced. Metasearch engines provide information on travel products, and hotels, then directs the consumer to the direct booking [...]

January 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Top 4 2016 Milestones: Year In Review

Thank you for your loyalty this year! Members like you make IBC great. We’ve crossed major milestones, helped independent hoteliers like you succeed, and developed technology platforms unique to IBC. This year we’re celebrating the [...]

December 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

5 Reasons Hotels Must Capture Guest Data

Even though guest data are a game changer for independent hotels, it’s sad to say but true: Independent hotels are not getting access to the information they need. If a traveler books a room through [...]

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Airbnb vs. Hotels: How Can Independent Hotels Compete with Airbnb?

Beat 'em and Join 'em The ability to provide a rich selection of goods and services for potential customers has aided the rapid growth of peer-to-peer platforms. Airbnb, one of the most successful of these, [...]

November 7th, 2016|Categories: Contributed Articles|0 Comments

4 Ways to Build a Truly Unique Independent Hotel Brand

The independent hotel industry caters to the authentic and original.  With the proliferation of hard brand’s “soft brands” and when every hotel is promoting itself as “unique”, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. [...]

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

5 Hotel Customer Service Tips for Independent Operators

Companies like Google, Expedia, Booking, Tripadvisor, Instagram along with a growing number of review consolidators and technology providers have allowed the boutique and independent hotel industry to quickly gain traction. Travelers love that these anti-chain [...]

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

ILES Now Accepting Award Submissions

This hotel award recognizes exceptional performance of an independent hotel in customer service and community relations. The winner will be announced at ILES in May in Las Vegas. IBC wants to recognizes a property that stands [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Attend the ILES Hotel Tradeshow

Join us for the InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit (ILES),  a three-day idea exchange and hotel tradeshow for independent hoteliers, May 15-17 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. ILES is the most [...]

September 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The Top Concerns of Independent Hoteliers

Solutions for Independent Hoteliers Even though independent hotels consistently make the news, the concerns of the owners and managers of independent hotels are often overlooked. Many cite consolidation, low margins, distribution, loyalty programs, rising operational [...]

July 10th, 2016|Categories: Contributed Articles|0 Comments
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