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2020: A Vision for Revenue Management in the Next Decade

By Trevor Stuart-Hill President & Founder, Revenue Matters | September 29, 2019 As we quickly approach the year 2020, I thought it would be an opportune time to highlight some of the key challenges and opportunities that those involved in revenue management will likely be grappling with in this coming decade. Given that revenue management

Rate Parity is Dead! What’s next for Hoteliers?

Trevor Stuart-Hill, ISHC President, Revenue Matters April 13, 2019 OK, if rate parity isn’t completely dead, it is certainly on life support.  So, what would the world look like for hoteliers if/when rate parity completely disappears?  This is an intriguing question that is fraught with complexity.  I’ll do my best to cut through the confusion

Revenue management adapting to predictive pricing tools

As more guests start to use predictive pricing tools when booking their travel plans, hoteliers are figuring out ways to benefit from this. By Bryan Wroten bwroten@hotelnewsnow.com @HNN_Bryan REPORT FROM THE U.S.—It’s a constant back-and-forth: Hoteliers will always try to get the highest rate possible, and in return, guests will always try to figure out

9 Critical Traits for a Great Revenue Manager

Once a “nice-to-have,” the role of revenue management for any property is now mandatory. It is at the epicenter of hospitality operations: Practitioners directly impact top-line performance – and the great ones strongly influence profit. Sure, foundational skills related to the profession of revenue management are important – but those skills can be taught. I

2018 HSMAI ROC Conference

Revenue Matters was pleased to facilitate a discussion on alternative metrics for the hospitality industry at the recent HSMAI ROC Americas conference. HSMAI presents 9 videos from select sessions at our 2018 Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) Americas. These videos are available for viewing free for HSMAI members and $59 for non-members. This

Why is rate parity so hard for independent properties?

Trevor Stuart-Hill, ISHC President, Revenue Matters July 31, 2018 I have often been frustrated seeing parity notices coming in from OTA’s and other online distributors. In our practice, we support all sorts of properties and I began to notice a common theme; it is the independent properties that seem to be struggling to achieve and

What’s the ideal mix of OTA business for your property?

Experts explain an EBITDA impact model that looks at changes in OTA and non-OTA production. The groundswell of support for “book direct” initiatives is squarely aimed at reducing reliance on online-travel-agency production. Blindly following a course of action to simply reduce OTA transaction mix by an arbitrary percentage may not yield the best financial results.

Should We be Concerned About ADR?

Projections for 2017 and beyond by STR, CBRE and PKF all call for anemic occupancy growth at best, notwithstanding record occupancy levels for the U.S. hospitality industry. With Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) growth projections at inflationary levels (2.5 - 3.5 percent, or so), it is clear that expectations call for Average Daily Rate (ADR)

Jason Edwards

• How to shore up business during periods of low demand • Taking advantage of changes in loyalty segments • Avoiding the dominoes of falling ADR