YieldPlanet at FITUR 2019

YieldPlanet at FITUR 2019

This year we will be attending the most important International Tourism Fair that takes place in Spain, FITUR 2019. Our stand will be located in Hall 10 in the Fitur Know How & Export Area – STAND B17. This year our team has prepared surprises for all the...
Spring – a perfect season to offer hotel packages

Spring – a perfect season to offer hotel packages

Create added value spring packages to attract guests to your hotel and increase your occupancy. Spring is the perfect season to take a special interest in planning the ideal getaway for your guests. To get more customers, you do not necessarily need to lower rates. In...
6 tips to make your photos sell rooms

6 tips to make your photos sell rooms

Check out our 6 easy tricks on how to use room images to your full advantage. Good room photos give your bookings a leg up.Along with prices, images are the first thing visitors who book online look at. You should, therefore, make sure each room type offered through...
Website photo gallery

Website photo gallery

The website photo gallery is the hotel’s visit card. Thus it should provide visitors with the first impression of the place where they’ll be staying and what is in there for them. As such, make sure that your gallery includes photos of: the property: its lobby, guest...
France prohibits Rate Parity clauses by law

France prohibits Rate Parity clauses by law

As expected, on July 9th, the French National Assembly voted in favor of suppressing rate parity clauses in contracts between hotels and online travel agencies (OTA) and qualifying the term of contracts as a “contrat de mandat”. The law applies regardless of where the...
Get started with wholesale distribution

Get started with wholesale distribution

It is no news that the wholesale segment has been losing out a significant share of online business to OTAs. Nevertheless, hotels should still consider wholesale companies as important providers of accommodation booking services in the travel market. In fact, for many...
Google Instant booking

Google Instant booking

The fast grow of metasearch engines has attracted Google to the sector. The search giant is now rising in importance in the hotel online distribution. First, Google has launched a metasearch engine for hotels, the Google Hotel Finder. Now they are testing Instant...
3 tips to make the most of hotels’ partnership with OTAs

3 tips to make the most of hotels’ partnership with OTAs

OTAs are here to stay and – like it or not – there isn’t much hotels can do about it. What hotels can and should do is to strengthen their partnership with the OTAs and focus on what they do best. It suffices to look at the great example of OTAs as...
Catering to Russian market

Catering to Russian market

Russian travelers are increasingly booking trips abroad. Seeing as high-spending guests, each hotel should the possible and the impossible to cater to their needs. Otherwise, they’ll go and stay somewhere else. Catering to Russian market Invest in your Russian...
Russians hunger for travel

Russians hunger for travel

Russia is one of the largest outbound markets in the world. Last year, nearly 40 million Russians traveled overseas, making them the world’s second-fastest growing group of tourists. In 2012, Russian tourists spent $43 billion abroad, placing them as the fifth...
South Americans change travel patterns

South Americans change travel patterns

Between 2009 and 2013, South American outbound travel grew by 50% in terms of the number of trips, twice as much as the overall global increase. Despite subsequent economic problems in the two largest economies in South America, Brazil, and Argentina, 43 percent of...
How to cater the world’s travel champs?

How to cater the world’s travel champs?

Germans are the champions of world travel and hotels should work to win their patronage. The German market is very attractive: Germany has the largest population among EU countries with Germans spending more on foreign travel than any other nation, which is almost 70...
Auf Wiedersehen Rate Parity!

Auf Wiedersehen Rate Parity!

The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s Federal Competition Authorities issued on December 23, a decision that requires Booking.com to remove all rate parity clauses from its contracts with accommodation partners in Germany, by the end of January 2016. Following the...
Is Central Europe a new hit in tourism?

Is Central Europe a new hit in tourism?

It seems that Central European countries are becoming a more and more approachable region for tourism. What is the region’s potential for the hotel industry? How it differs from Western Europe? How can you attract tourists from other regions to your hotel if you...