Hotels: Why Going Local is Not Just About Soap

Whenever there’s a defining moment or change in a particular industry, ideas tend to shift together like a flock of birds. Often, a business trend is emulated without much thought. If people want local coffee and bath products in their hotel rooms, for example, let’s find a local provider for these things. Let’s deliver what people want. Let’s provide a convincing appearance, in the most economical way possible. When the next idea comes along, we’ll provide a convincing appearance of that.

 

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The Hotel Fitness Centre Must Change and Here's Why

Fitness centres have been a part of hotels for a long time — even when wooden rowing machines and leather medicine balls were cutting edge, and when people exercised politely in wool suits and dinner gowns. As the 20th century progressed, new machines and modalities were invented. A fair amount of clothing was shed, and hotels began to incorporate modern fitness concepts into their list of amenities.

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How Can Hotels Strengthen the Case for Direct Bookings? Part 2 of 2

If there’s one thing hoteliers want travelers to do before booking through an OTA, it’s to ask themselves whether they’re really getting the best value. A whole lot of people see OTAs as a convenient, trustworthy booking platform. They’re easy and fast. The review platforms are powerful, the financial processing can be trusted, and there are reasonable measures for consumer protection. It’s easy to research options, make a booking and be done with it.

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