Welcome to BlogNotions' Hospitality Blog

The BlogNotions Hospitality Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the hospitality industries. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the technologies being used for a variety of hospitality services, discussions of various problems and solutions, best practices for event planning and execution, tips and tricks for successful marketing, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Restaurants and hotels are finding ways to boost sales

I raised several questions in the my recent discussion on +MultiBriefs:  Is the restaurant industry in recession? If so, how can we deal with it? The restaurants are now facing many challenges, including rising food costs and labor costs, as well as the travel threats created by the terrorists. One solution I proposed (among some others) […]

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Marketing to Affluent American Travelers

As the owner or general manager of a small luxury hotel you know the success of your property depends in large part on your ability to attract today’s affluent American traveler. But who are these people, what do they think about themselves and how do they plan to spend their money on big ticket items? […]

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Surprise! – T+L Names World’s Best Caribbean Hotels

“Nothing short of seismic” is the best way to describe the Caribbean hotel performance in the long awaited Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards for 2016. To start, T+L trimmed their list from 36 hotels in 2015 to the Top 25 in 2016. This automatically knocked 11 potential hotels from the list — a 30% […]

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Public Relations and Social Media (by Marlon Wong Granados)

“Every business interacts with a variety of publics: consumers, the general public, the financial community, the organizations’ employees, government, the media, suppliers, and many others. Public relations is the process by which the relationships with each to these publics is managed.” — Reid and Bojanic, in Hospitality Marketing Management (2010, p. 492). Just recently at […]

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The Elusiveness of Modern Brand Loyalty (by Rachel Watts)

In today’s hospitality industry, companies are doing more and more to attract new customers. Money is poured into increased services, adaptations with changing technologies, corporate social responsibility programs, and intensive advertising strategies. So why is the concept of brand loyalty still so difficult to come by? According to Profitroom’s 2016 Report on Hotel Sales & […]

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False Advertisement in the Recruitment of International Students (by Debbie Boedijono)

Studying overseas has become more common these days as opposed to years ago. Not only can international students learn how to communicate with the languages used in the destination country, but they also gain experience living independently without parents and family. The number of students from Indonesia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and many other countries […]

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6 Travel Trends for the Summer of 2016

Entering the summer, we need to pay attention to the following travel trends: Travelers continue to take more short road trips. International destinations become more popular. The demand for long-haul flights remains strong.  More travelers will visit national parks. Hotels will win more travelers this summer than OTAs. Sustainability will remain a buzzword for the […]

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