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Australia's first Japanese-inspired capsule hotel has launched in Sydney

Crouch and crawl into the future. Australia’s first capsule hotel has opened in Sydney CBD and is offering space travel-inspired accommodation at a price point between a hostel and an Airbnb. Originating in Japan in the late 1970s, the concept of self-contained pods has slowly spread across the world and has now appeared on George… 

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Property Management System switch - needed or not?

  At some point, many hotel & hostel operators realise that they have outgrown their existing Property Management System (PMS) software – but the mere thought of switching to a different system can be daunting.There are many considerations to think about: Identifying the business needs going forward Seeing where your current abilities of your existing… 

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Top 3 reasons for your Hostel or Hybrid Hotel implement a new PMS this season

Your hotel’s property management system (PMS) is the cornerstone of running a successful accommodation business – but how often do you assess whether it still meets your needs? Does yours help you adequately cater to today’s modern travellers? Here’s why your hostel or hybrid hotel should look at implementing a new PMS this season. 1)… 

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Hotels Allocate More Budget for Digital Marketing and Social

Goal is to boost awareness amid threats from Airbnb, Priceline and Expedia In the brutally competitive hotel business, staying top of mind with consumers is a difficult challenge. The realities of the sector are leading more hotel professionals to increase their 2017 budgets for digital marketing and social media strategy in a bid to grow… 

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Europe Hostel Interactive workshops with networking opportunities

We are pleased to announce that Dan Jakobsen, Director of Sales for CMS Hospitality Europe will be holding  Hostel tech 101 workshops in Dublin and Amsterdam over the next two months in conjunction with SiteMinder Dan is a hotel industry expert and former General Manager of Generator Hamburg. Interactive workshop with network opportunities. Dublin Participate in this unique offering with participation from SiteMinder where… 

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Treat OTAs like Dating Sites

We came across another great post from HostelTrends this week.  You can follow them on Twitter here Ask anyone single today, who has been single some other time at least a decade ago, and they’ll surely admit that online dating sites have changed the dating game forever. Nowadays, the quasi-successful online daters can line up dates… 

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Key takeaways ITB Berlin March 2017

Another year at the biggest travel trade fair in the world. Another pair of shoes ready to be binned somewhere between Hall 4.1 and hall 22. Every year we all seem to be fit and ready and every night after a full trade day the same comments seem to flow. Feet hurt, tired, hungry, thirsty… 

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Key Strategies to Shift Bookings from OTAs to Direct

This article was shared recently by one of our key channel management partners and the topic is central to how GuestCentrix can assist properties with its Yield & Web Interface Manager. Just this week a new hotel group client running 95% occupancy in prime city locations called in for a meeting to discuss how they could use… 

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7 Signs Your Hotel Marketing is Out of Control

This blog has been kindly reproduced from our colleagues over at Tambourine who like CMS Hospitality have been helping hotels for 30 years.  Please visit: www.Tambourine.com It’s easy to see how things can go off course in hotel marketing. With an array of channels, disparate vendors and multiple audience segments to manage, it’s inevitable that some… 

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