Infinnite Hospitality

www.innfinite.co.uk

Robert Gilmour
Senior Consultant
Infinnite Hospitality

Innfinite‘s long standing partnership with Navarino Services has a track record of delivering outstanding results to UK hotels in terms of on line conversions, bookings, yields and up-sell revenues from all the industry’s leading online channels, but notably from the development of the hotel’s direct on line channel. Navarino Services provides experienced account managers who understand hotel’s needs, and work together with you to ensure your hotel takes maximum advantage of the Electronic Sales Channel opportunities.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GDSes deserve some love

These days when you read about hotel distribution, the Priceline's, Kayak's and TripAdvisor's of this world get all the attention. Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport get hardly any mention allthough they are kicking butt when it comes to hotel bookings - and at increasingly higher average rates.
The GDS channel posted ADR growth of 4.6% during the second quarter, according to data from TravelClick’s “North American distribution review.” That bested not only the OTAs (3.9% ADR growth) but also brand.com as well as central reservation offices, which house central reservations systems (both at 3.8%).  “Interestingly, the GDS continues to demonstrate growth, especially with higher ADR bookings,” TravelClick’s John Hach noted in a news release. Read More »

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Business profile: The Abbey hotel, Bath

Ian and Christa Taylor have doubled turnover since acquiring the Abbey hotel in Bath three years ago. Janet Harmer finds out how throwing off the shackles of a brand have helped boost business

The branded hotel sector may be expanding, but Ian Taylor believes that independent operators can be just as successful, if not more so, than those with a badge over the door.

Taylor speaks from experience. He and his wife Christa were the owners of the Cotswold House hotel and the Noel Arms in Chipping Campden until they sold the two properties in 2007. During their eight-year tenure, they scooped a rarely-matched three Catey awards – Independent Hotel of the Year in 2005 and Best Independent Marketing Campaign in 2005 and 2007 – after successfully transforming Cotswold House into a high-performing, luxury boutique hotel without the support of a brand. Read More »

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Booking Tips

Ensure that your GDS rates are in parity - if you are selling rates cheaper on public websites, this will significantly affect reservations through the Navarino GDS/IDS booking system, as clients will go elsewhere for the cheapest rate. Travel Agents rely on being able to source the best rates for their travellers, and if your hotel is found to be out of parity on GDS this will significantly damage their willingness to book your property on future occasions.


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