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Hotels and Restaurants on Facebook Graph Search – First Impressions and Tips - Sun, 03 Feb 2013
Having obtained early access to the beta of Facebook Graph search (currently only available to US English users), I immediately (of course) dived right in to see if I could replicate the funniest Facebook Graph searches that have been making their rounds on the web. While the feature certainly didn’t disappoint, it was also time [...]
6 Hotel Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2013 - Wed, 02 Jan 2013
As hotel operators and marketers face another fresh, promising new year ahead, many are watching the social media space closely to gauge the level of time, expertise and financial investment that will be required to make it all worthwhile. Having observed the space keenly so far, here are 6 quick (personal) social media predictions for [...]
Commission Free Hotel Bookings with Treovi – Exclusive Interview with the Founders - Sat, 11 Aug 2012
An exclusive Hotelemarketer.com interview with Michal Wrobel, one of the co-founders of Treovi, a recently launched hotel distribution initiative that is causing industry buzz with a unique value proposition for hoteliers…an end to OTA commissions! [JJ] Treovi has been actively driving buzz in the industry with its promise to eliminate OTA booking fees…can you tell [...]
The Hotels vs OTA Paid Search War – Get Your Defensive Strategy Right - Sat, 04 Aug 2012
Here’s another great guest post by the team at Mirai Espana, this time by Pablo Delgado and César López. This post examines how 3rd Party Retailers / OTAs capture business intended directly for hotels…and how to approach / fix the problem. Also evaluated is the value OTAs CAN add, i.e. via generic and destination level [...]
10 Things I Hate About Hotel Websites – Infographic - Tue, 22 May 2012
Here’s a cheeky look at what’s wrong with so many hotel websites out there…most of these issues are elementary and fixable…all that’s required is some forethought and keeping users top-of-mind. Click here to open the infographic in full size (to download, right-click on the link and use Save As) Leave a comment and let us [...]
Younghotelier.com: A Passion for People!
Swiss School Students Create Crowdsourced Apple iPhone App - Fri, 04 Feb 2011
For the past few months some 80 international students of more than 20 different nationalities who currently study at IMI University Centre in Luzern, Switzerland have collected data to create the the world’s first crowd-sourced student guide. The iPhone App is a collaboration with Luzern Tourism which also has its own tourism city guide and [...]
Study Clean – Stories from Swiss Hotel School Students - Fri, 28 Jan 2011
Study clean could be the slogan of IMI BA student Agnes Chee. She was surprised about the cleanliness and the well organized lifestyle during her studies in Switzerland cleanest city Luzern. For a project during her Bachelor Studies at IMI University Centre, she started a blog on cleanliness in Switzerland. One of the subjects to [...]
Bolsters in Switzerland – Stories from Swiss Hotel School Students - Fri, 14 Jan 2011
First of all what is a bolster? A bolster is a long narrow pillow or cushion filled with cotton, down, or fibre. In western countries, it is usually placed at the head of bed and functions as head or back support. Since approximately the 1960`s bolsters are also used in yoga classes. In order to [...]
The Future of Spa Design - Sun, 19 Sep 2010
Question: How have spas been affected as a result of the recession and how are they evolving? Clodagh: Spas are becoming more versatile and mutable because of the combination of the economic downturn and the increasing time poverty of spa goers. Rents are high, so to achieve a reasonable return you will find locations like [...]
Green Hotels – Marketing and Profitability Advantages of Environmentally Friendly Practices - Sun, 15 Aug 2010
Going Green Again – The marketing (and profitability) advantage of environmentally friendly practices By Jennifer Rodrigues, TravelInk’d It may be hard to remember, but not too long ago environmental awareness was the hot topic in the hospitality industry. Everywhere you looked there were hotels and restaurants ‘going green’ and executing ‘sustainability’ campaigns. Then, of course, the recession [...]
WebTravel2.com: Web 2.0 and Travel 2.0
The Tourism & Hospitality Diaries
Movenpick Resort El Quseir wins Champions of Service Quality Award - Best Environment Hotel - Sat, 2 Jun 2012
Mövenpick Resort El Quseir/Egypt has been recognized as the Best Environment Hotel 2012 in the Middle East and North Africa, at the prestigious MENA Travel Awards Ceremony. The MENA Travel Awards has become the leading professionals choice awards ho...
GATE College Nepal wins big at 12th Annual Worldwide Hospitality Awards - Tue, 21 Feb 2012
The hospitality Think Tank MKG Hospitality Group awarded Mr. Khem R. Lakai, the founder & CEO of GATE (Global Academy of Tourism & Hospitality Education) College with the award Most Innovative Training Program 2011 at the World Hospitality Award...
Swiss Hotel Schools - The World's First Free Crowdsourced Student Guide for the Apple iPhone - Fri, 4 Feb 2011
For the past few months some 80 international students of more than 20 different nationalities who currently study at IMI University Centre in Luzern, Switzerland have collected data to create the the world's first crowd-sourced student guide. The iPho...
IMI University Centre Scoops up Awards at ZAGG Gastro Fair in Luzern Switzerland - Mon, 20 Sep 2010
ZAGG is one of Switzerlands success stories: a week gastro fair with ongoing live competitions in culinary and service. For many years ZAGG has been building up an audience of specialists who are interested in gastronomy and food, and is now in its 16...
Mobile Websites Why your hotel cant ignore mobile marketing - Mon, 20 Sep 2010
Mobile technology is no longer something we are simply anticipating. The development of new technologies and ideas has brought about higher expectations from your potential guests. With the increase in smartphone use and android applications, its evid...