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Should your hostel use Pokemon Go to drive traffic and revenue?

One of the biggest crazes of 2016 has to be Pokemon Go, the game sweeping millennials by storm. You may have even noticed your guests whipping out their phones to catch these virtual creatures around your property. The game is so popular that an average user spends 43 minutes daily on the game. Keep reading… 

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Revenue Management is More than Numbers

GuestCentrix PMS has many features that can for example highlight the cost of guest acquisition, the cost of the housekeeping on the room, and also highlight room pick up and pace, to allow a hostel or hotel operator to easily plan their revenue strategy. Our  Web Interface Manager can easily be set up to update bed… 

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Would you abandon AirBNB for a high end hostel?

Pick a hostel between Riga and Rome and chances are it’s stuffed…. …..probably in mixed-gender dorm rooms — with Americans, from college-age study abroad kids to middle-aged location-independent nomad workers. Airbnb has, without doubt, grabbed a portion of the higher end of the hostel market, but as long as they keep renting beds for $14… 

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Currently pulling your hair out instead of pulling some great reports?

Save your hair day has arrived. The solution is a cloud based Property Management System (PMS), one that’s been designed specifically for a backpacker property just like yours. Offering the technology you need to streamline your hostel operations and boost profits. Imagine having all your essential management information at your fingertips and at a glance.… 

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3 OTA's take 92% of EU Online Hotel Bookings - Survey Says

A recent European survey has revealed some incredible data in the hotel accommodation sector. HOTREC, the umbrella association of national trade associations representing hotels, restaurants and cafes across Europe, has released some eye-opening figures from a study involving 2000 hoteliers. The summary of the report suggests: 1 out of every 4 overnight bookings were made via an… 

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Calculators on reception. In 2016? Seriously?

I was sitting in a hostel lobby recently, not a client of GuestCentrix (yet) and noted evolution of mankind happening right in front of me. It’s the evolution where the left hand (or right one for your lefties) has been replaced by a calculator. It is certainly an odd look, and not one that seems… 

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The story of the missing cash and the sleepless hostel manager....

How does the hostel manager eliminate those continuous front desk errors that ALWAYS seem to affect your cash tills, floats and ultimately your bottom line? Cash handling and staff high staff turnover are two major reasons why hostel owners don’t sleep well at night. If you own or manage a hostel or backpackers, you need… 

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Save time and boost bookings connecting GuestCentrix to your channel manager

These days it’s not uncommon for properties to receive up to 80% of their bookings via online channels.  It makes sense then for properties to connect their PMS to the range of Channel Managers and GDS that GuestCentrix integrates with. Managing one connected system will reduce your labour costs significantly. How connecting GuestCentrix to your channel manager… 

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