Increasing Your Direct Bookings with Google’s Free Hotel Links


Google recently announced the release of a ‘Free Booking Links’ module that allows Hotels and Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) increased visibility in Google Travel. What does the Free Booking Links module look like? Where does the ‘free booking links’ module appear?

Beginners Guide - What is a Meetings & Events Booking Engine and Why Do You Need One

Meeting Package

Or just new to the idea of a booking engine for your meeting rooms and event spaces. Booking engineNew to the Meetings & Events business?

Hotel Booking Engine: How to Boost Direct Bookings

AltexSoft Travel

One of the ways to do this is implementing a booking engine. What is a hotel booking engine and how it makes you competitive. That means that OTAs are not their first choice, rather the most convenient one to choose, book, and pay for hotel rooms. Components of booking engine.

How to boost your hotel bookings?

PXCom Media

: 2 minutes Today, 93% of the hotel customers use the Internet to compare the prices and book. This decision gives the hoteliers the opportunity to retake their bookings, by following these 4 tips to boost your hotel bookings and diversify your channels.

Report: For Savings, Book Meetings Farther Ahead

Smart Meetings

The optimum time for booking meetings for small groups was pegged at more than 30 days; for large groups, that window expanded to more than 75 days. Outside of these booking windows, potential savings dip by 5–10 percent, the report found. The second is that, although historically many bookings were made far in advance, companies today find it difficult to commit as early. The post Report: For Savings, Book Meetings Farther Ahead appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Book a Spy at Your Next Event—Yes, You Read Right

Smart Meetings

The post Book a Spy at Your Next Event—Yes, You Read Right appeared first on Smart Meetings. Spies have come in from the cold and into the ballroom. The first talent agency to offer real spies is now a reality.

Book Your Next Successful Meeting in Tampa Bay

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Tampa Bay’s waterfront. Searching for the perfect mix of smart safety measures and attractive amenities to “wow” attendees returning to face-to-face meetings? Look to sunny Tampa Bay, which boasts a proven track record of recent meeting success stories.

Why Regional Destinations Should Market Their Destinations Even When They’re Booked Out

Advanced Travel and Tourism

After all, business is booked, so why focus on more? Being booked solid comes with clear reasons to celebrate, but it doesn’t mean planning goes out the window. And if you’re offering just what they need, they might book right on the spot.

Direct Booking Success: How Hilton, Marriott, La Quinta, and More Hotels Boost Direct Sales

AltexSoft Travel

Hotels have been experiencing a surge of direct bookings during the pandemic. Yes, while the overall number of bookings dropped due to COVID-19, hotels’ websites became the third most popular booking channel , in some cases even surpassing Expedia traffic.

Accor Rolls Out Direct Tool for Booking Meetings


The 5,100-property hospitality company joins IHG, Omni, and Hilton in using the GroupSync Engage platform on its brands’ websites, allowing planners to view and book event space and guest rooms on the spot.

Travel Booking Engines: Types, Functionality, and Integrations

AltexSoft Travel

A booking engine is the brains behind distributing travel products online. Trip-related companies employ different types of booking engines to run core processes instead of human personnel. Internet booking engine: its key functionality and main integrations. Booking management.

E-Book: Future-Proofing for Business Events – Strategies, Insights and Resources

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Hear from Meredith Rollins, Chief Community Officer to learn more about how the Future-Proofing for Business Events E-Book will offer you the tools and guidance that you’ve been searching for. DOWNLOAD BELOW.

State of In-Person Events: Who’s Booking What, Where & When?

Smart Meetings

Who’s Booking : Hyatt is seeing a huge increase in leads from third-party RFP platforms like Cvent, and site selection companies like HelmsBriscoe. What They’re Booking : Small meetings and local events are coming back first, followed by regional and then national events.

Drive Bookings for Independent, Unique and Boutique Hotels

Connect Worldwide

At Luxpitality, we partner alongside independent hotels and resorts with design, culture, local… The post Drive Bookings for Independent, Unique and Boutique Hotels appeared first on CWW Included in the Connect Worldwide suite of international travel brands is Luxpitality.

The Book Direct Show 2021 announces expert speaking line-up in hotels and short-term rentals

Travel Daily News

Live educational event with networking opportunities for hoteliers, short-term rental managers and serviced accommodation providers who want to grow their businesses independently

Booking and Ticketing for Non-IATA Travel Agencies

AltexSoft Travel

Large or small, every flight booking business must have two key processes in place: booking and ticketing. A booking happens when you create a reservation on an airline Computer Reservation System (CRS) and get a booking reference number. Post-booking services.

Hotel Booking APIs: Wholesalers, Channel managers, and GDS

AltexSoft Travel

About half of all hotel bookings happens indirectly, meaning that travelers book rooms at, Expedia, Orbitz, and other online travel agencies (OTAs). So, where do these bookings come from? Book hotel rooms. Hotel booking requests are free! Booking.

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Booking Meetings on the Hill

Smart Meetings

Take it from me, someone with more than eight years experience on the Hill planning association and government relations events: avoid these top five mistakes and your efforts to book meetings on the Hill will be more successful. The post Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Booking Meetings on the Hill appeared first on Smart Meetings. Planner Tips & Tools advice association availability best book capitol columbia d.c.

Flight Price Predictor: Training Models to Pinpoint the Best Time for Booking

AltexSoft Travel

Among characteristics that can be relevant to price formation are length of stay for round trips, number of competitors in the route, date and time of booking, days/hours left before takeoff, week day of departure, and more. It also suggested the best time for the booking.

Direct Group Booking Requires Rooms, Space and Trust


Building trust between planners and suppliers is key to the success of instant booking for meetings. Emerging instant booking technology for groups can serve as a bridge linking each side of that chasm, making the purchase of group rooms and meeting space a more direct and trustworthy process.

PRESS RELEASE: World’s top-voted self-service booking software for meeting and event spaces is now free for venues hit hard by pandemic

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Helsinki, Finland — Hotels, restaurants, conference spaces, and other event venues in search of an easier, faster way to handle meeting and event bookings can now test out the world’s top booking automation software for free—maybe even for free forever.

Take a Page Out of Jeff Bezos’ Meetings Book

Smart Meetings

The post Take a Page Out of Jeff Bezos’ Meetings Book appeared first on Smart Meetings. Jeff Bezos of Amazon banned the PowerPoint. It’s a bold move, especially when it is the standard. But going through photos, graphs and data can be, well…boring. Meetings are difficult enough, let alone meetings that revolve around clicking slide after slide. Consider pulling a Bezos, or at the least, incorporating something unique to keep morale and spirits high. Start with a stretch.

5 Hotel PPC Strategies to Jumpstart Bookings Now

Social Tables

So we decided to put together a list of five hotel PPC strategies you can incorporate into your marketing plan in order to jumpstart bookings now. The post 5 Hotel PPC Strategies to Jumpstart Bookings Now appeared first on Social Tables. In a perfect world, your hotel would be so well-known that word-of-mouth was the only marketing you relied on. But reality check: that’s not how hotel marketing works.

4 Tips on Booking the Right Entertainment


Gucu, who is a professional singer and entertainer as well as the owner of New Moon Entertainment, a booking agency for talent and production experts in Las Vegas, began his presentation with the five-ingredient-formula for a great entertainment event: venue, décor, audiovisual, catering, and talent. Gucu described the situation: “As I recall from history books, the soldiers who returned from the war were not greeted with appreciation.

Two Seller’s Market Strategies: Book Early, Book Late


Respondents interviewed for the just-released Summer 2016 edition of the quarterly Meeting Professionals International Outlook, are getting creative to book their meetings in a crunched and crazy market. read more. Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Corporate Meetings

Tips to Find Your Ideal Client and Begin Booking More Weddings

Special Events

Wedding expert Kylie Carlson shares tips on bringing in the ideal wedding client for specific businesses

As Canadian Border Reopens, 80% of International Business Events Hail from U.S.

Smart Meetings

Focus on booking new events has more than doubled since January 2021, and sourcing new RFPs is gaining activity,” Sturk-Nadeau says. Fully vaccinated groups from the United States were allowed into Canada again last week, so how it that going?

SITE Germany’s Patrick Patridge publishes brand new book on incentive travel


Massive congrats to SITE Germany’s Patrick Patridge on the publication of his book, Incentive Travel for a New World. This book covers a wide variety of topical subjects and themes. Patrick is a 30 year + veteran of SITE and has brought these three decades of vision and insight to this work.

Leonardo and RateGain Enhance Partnership to Drive Faster Bookings for Channel Partners with an Expanded Distribution Solution  


RateGain is proud to support 250,000+ hotel properties globally by providing 240 billion rate and availability updates & powering over 30 Million bookings.

5 Ways Hotels & Resorts Use CrowdRiff to Inspire Direct Bookings


Here are 5 ways hotels and resorts use CrowdRiff to drive bookings. To create more opportunities to drive action, CrowdRiff allows you to link any image in a gallery with a clickable caption, so that a visitor captivated about a certain image can go directly to the booking page.

See FX's Comic-Book-Inspired Art Exhibit


Book of Bouquets: See the Evolution of Floral Design


Groups360 is Changing the Way Organizers Book Rooms and Space

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With GroupSync, planners can search, shop, and book hotel rooms and meeting space online, in real time, via a modern platform that feels like any other online shopping experience.

Try New Event Ideas For 2018: Create a Roadshow, Book Underrated Venues, Create a Unique Event Experience

Endless Events

As we kick off 2018, we’re excited to discover a lot of new event ideas for 2018 to energize our event planning. More than the technology itself, it’s really great to finally see innovations in personalization and customization gearing up to be the central theme in this year’s events. On top of that, we encourage event professionals to really use data to make their events better this year. This goes beyond collecting and charting stats.

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18 Fun Ideas for a Comic Book-Theme Bash


This weekend, more than 130,000 fans will head to San Diego for the latest edition of Comic-Con International, the country's

Top Reasons to Book NYC for Your Next Meeting


Once an event is booked, our Destination Services team works with planners to connect them with NYC & Company member businesses—approximately 2,000 strong—representing a broad range of venues, products and services. Booking New York City guarantees record-breaking attendance. NYC & Company, the City’s official destination marketing organization, works with planners at every stage of the event cycle to create the best possible experience for attendees.

What Mobile Apps for Conferences and Events Should I Choose?

Endless Events

Here Are the Meeting Booking Stats You Need to Know. Online booking platforms have become important tools for helping professionals find ideal meeting rooms for their audience. Their report highlights just how much variety is available in this field, with non-hotel venues getting almost as many bookings as their more traditional counterparts. Also, did you know that more than 9 out of 10 bookings done online are for groups of 20 or less?

COVID-19: Insights on Travel Impact, Europe – March


The boom in bookings is reflected in UK domestic travel data. . YTD UK Domestic Hotel Bookings – Indexed to w/c 3rd January 2021. Hotel booking volumes rapidly increased from the week commencing 14th of February, a week before the announcement was even made.

David Monn On His New Book, Design Rules, and the Ultimate Event Job


London: Where Exchange Rates Go, International Bookings Follow


As many predicted, the post-Brexit decline in the pound’s value relative to the dollar has resulted in a jump in London hotel inquiries from the U.S. read more. Association Meetings Resources Europe/Middle East/Africa Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPs

5 Books Event Planners Need to Read Now


Covering topics from catering inspiration to the changing face of technology, these books are the new must-reads all event planners

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Children's Book-Inspired Mural, MAC's Rainbow Makeup Activation, a Wine Cork Art Installation


This week's roundup includes a children's book-inspired mural at Brooklyn Bridge Park to celebrate Maisonette's new editorial platform; MAC Cosmetics'

Need to Learn Something? Book a Brain Date


Hannah Kinnersley. Brain dates function as a one-on-one knowledge exchange, proving it is better to give and receive. The Professional Convention Management Association offered "Brain Dates" during its recent Convening Leaders conference, so I gave it a try. Here's what happened. read more. Event Design & Ideas