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16 hotel pricing, demand trends for 2013

GLOBAL REPORT—The best hotel marketers are those who can not only keep pace with the world around them but also anticipate and act on future trends before they happen. A panel of experts Tuesday attempted to cast some light on the road ahead in a Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International webinar titled “Keeping Up … Continue reading

Online Travel Market

Travel Planning Almost half of South East Asian travellers use online travel sites, women accounting for more at 57%, according to a poll commission by leading Asia/Pacific travel metasearch site, Wego that found that the demographic of South East Asians traveling is shifting, with the next generation effectively redefining the market. The study revealed that … Continue reading

The 2012 Do’s & Don’ts of Hotel Distribution

In 2012, hoteliers face more challenges than ever. From resolving to concentrate on “SoLoMo” (social, local, mobile marketing), to navigating “new” distribution channels, to implementing a Google+ strategy, to improving local search rankings via citations, it is near-impossible for a hotelier to distinguish viable strategies from trendy or temporary opportunities without a dedicated digital marketing partner. With so many new … Continue reading

Pricing power becomes evident in hotel metrics

GLOBAL REPORT—Ever since the U.S. hotel industry metrics bottomed-out around January 2010, demand has led a slow-but-steady recovery. Throughout 2010 and 2011, consumer confidence grew and businesses were able to put more employees back on the road adding to group demand. Now that demand has rebounded to peak levels and the hotel industry is selling … Continue reading

SiteMinder predicts trends for online hotel distribution for 2012

A key focus for hoteliers around the world in 2012 will be the integration of their online distribution with their Property Management Systems (PMS) and Revenue Management Systems (RMS) to make their online reach faster, simpler and more powerful, according to online distributor, SiteMinder. Forecasting trends for the online distribution of hotel rooms in 2012, … Continue reading

Lodging Interactive offers 5 tips to making Web strategies ‘fresh’

With the recent roll-out of Google’s ‘Freshness Update,’ hotels can maintain a high search ranking if they follow five steps outlined by hospitality’s social media marketing agency. If visitors to your website are receiving stale information from random search engines, Google’s new “Freshness Update” (which effects how the popular search engine brings up results for … Continue reading

Tourism industry eyes US $18-19 billion revenue by 2020

Tourism will become a key economic sector with high professionalism and consistent, modern infrastructure by 2020, according to the new strategy 2473/QĐ-TTG has just approved by the Prime Minister on 30 December 2011. According to the strategy for developing local tourism until 2020 with a vision toward 2030, Vietnam will become a nation with a … Continue reading

International visitors to Vietnam in December and 12 months of 2011

International visitors to Vietnam in December estimated 593,408 arrivals, increasing by 32% over the same period last year. Total international arrivals in 2011 reached 6,014,032 representing a 19.1% growth over 2010.   Nov. 2011 Dec. 2011 (estimate) Accrued for 12 months of 2011 Dec. 2011 vs Nov.2011 (%) Dec. 2011 vs. Dec. 2010 (%)  2011 vs. 2010 (%) Total 611,864 … Continue reading

Vietnam Timeless charm becomes Vietnam Tourism Slogan

Vietnam – timeless charm becomes Vietnam Tourism Slogan “Vietnam – Timeless Charm” and the five petal lotus have been selected as the slogan and symbol of Vietnamese tourism in 2012-2015 term. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said on Dec. 27 in Hanoi that the new slogan and symbol were approved by Minister of … Continue reading