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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

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

Refresher: What IS a Hotel Brand?

A New Look at a Hotel Brand Historically, guests sought out brands for their loyalty programs and the consistency they offered. These were important for years, when the hospitality field was dominated and defined by [...]

April 9th, 2015|Categories: Contributed Articles|0 Comments

Independent Travelers Put a Premium on Freedom of Choice

Understand Independent Travelers I'm an experiential traveler, looking for different types of places to stay depending on the nature of the trip. I'm not brand-loyal. What matters to me is how the place I choose [...]

March 21st, 2015|Categories: Contributed Articles|0 Comments

Dare to be Different: Accommodating the Increasingly Sophisticated Global Traveler

What the Global Traveler Wants I remember a snowy afternoon in Salzburg when we wandered into what looked like a safe hotel near the mountains associated with "The Sound of Music" and the manager (or [...]

February 5th, 2015|Categories: Contributed Articles|0 Comments
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