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.

Do you believe that Kickstarter is a way to a successful start-up? (By Othmane Bennani)

Kickstarter provides the ability for companies to begin and build a successful start-up by developing an alternative that is based on people’s contributions to the business. Every entrepreneur and business developer understands the hardships of financial issues that arise in creating a business which can hinder progress in several fields. Financing companies view start-up companies as an […]

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Airbnb wants to be more than just a room-sharing enterprise

Besides leisure travelers, Airbnb definitely wants to attract business travelers as well. For example, Airbnb has already established a website page that tailors to business travelers. The company is also working closely with hosts in developing the products that meet business travelers’ needs.It is also clear that Airbnb wants to become a full-service travel company, especially when it faces […]

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Tourism Place has a New Home

The Tourism Place Blog has a new home. It is now on the website for my journal, Tourism Geographies.  Click Here to go directly to the new Tourism Place Blog’s home. You may find that the content of the Tourism Place blog has changed. It is now more of a support site for the journal. […]

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469 Seconds That Will Change Your Hotel’s Marketing Strategy

Driving Profitable Direct Revenue should be the mantra for every hotelier today. This is particularly true for independent luxury properties that stand to gain the most by encouraging guests to book direct rather than through an OTA. While the internet and blogs are full of varying tactical measures for hoteliers to eke-out a little more […]

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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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Creating Original Content — First and Foremost for Blogging

Do you know many websites are built on a WordPress (blog) theme?  Oh yes.  People are very likely reading blogs when they browse contents on the internet, and blogging can be very effective in marketing communications and making sales.  Yet, how does blogging different from Facebook or Twitter updates?  What can we expected from a […]

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Integrating Mobile Technology into Customer Service

Today, 52% of the population have smartphones, of whom over 94% are expected to use smartphones in searching for local business, according to a recent newsletter I received from the California Lodging Industry Association.  Many OTAs (online travel agents such as Expedia.com and Priceline.com) and entrepreneurs are getting into the “app business,” and they are […]

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Moving Forward in 2014

In August 2009, I graduated from Texas Tech University and moved from Lubbock, TX to Syracuse, NY for a tenure track position at Syracuse University (SU).  Six months later, in January 2010, I signed up in all major social media websites.  I called that “ I am entering a new era.”  Thanks to social media, […]

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Interested in a Sales/Marketing Position? You’d Better Start Tweeting

Traditionally, companies promote sales by initiating one-way, and often persuasive messages to influence buyers’ purchasing decisions, but social media has destroyed the “one-to-many-communication” model. And because of that, if one wants to work in the field of sales and marketing, s/he must know how to communicate effectively on social media. Well, many people have already […]

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