2022: The Year of Simplicity
Sabre Hospitality Blog
by Jordan Ballback
2y ago
One in three hospitality workers laid off during the pandemic do not plan on returning to the industry according to a 2021 survey by Joblist. While tough to hear, this statistic comes as no surprise to hoteliers who are currently feeling the pain of countless unanswered job postings. A crucial component to combat these current staffing shortages in our industry is for hoteliers to leverage a holistic distribution strategy that maximizes conversions while minimizing employee time. With our powerful SynXis Platform you can confidently lean on a tech stack that works for you. From SynXis Central ..read more
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The Rise of Staycation Hotel Packages
Sabre Hospitality Blog
by Jordan Ballback
3y ago
Hotels occupy a unique space in travel today enabling guests to achieve a unique experience without having to venture long distances. As parts of the Asia-Pacific region reopen, but business travel restrictions and international borders remain closed, the focus has shifted towards leisure travel – specifically intra-country leisure travel. The good news? This leisure segment is filled with quarantine-fatigued individuals and families anxious to get out and create memories. But, on the other side, health and safety concerns still weigh very heavy on travelers’ minds. This is where the hospitali ..read more
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Checklist: Return of Business Travel
Sabre Hospitality Blog
by Jordan Ballback
3y ago
Through our chats with those around the industry, strong signs emerge that it is back to business – or almost – for many companies. With some hoteliers proactively working to optimizing future business bookings, there is concern that those who wait for corporate demand to increase before finalizing plans will miss out on valuable long-term corporate contracts that are being negotiated now – not later. However, we understand it has been quite a while since many hoteliers have evaluated the business travel side of their strategy. To make sure you are not missing an essential element of how to ef ..read more
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Tactics to Accelerate Your Hotel’s Recovery
Sabre Hospitality Blog
by Lavin Chong
3y ago
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our team here at Sabre has been chatting with and offering guidance to hotels across the globe. We have heard about the struggles and concerns you have as you navigate through the ever evolving competitive landscape. At the same time, we have heard so many wonderful stories of resilience and creativity. From operating your hotels with limited staff and establishing intense cleaning protocols to partnering with local restaurants to create on-property food and wine pairing events – hoteliers are truly doing it all. With all these tasks to juggle, it is easy t ..read more
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Back to Business
Sabre Hospitality Blog
by Lavin Chong
3y ago
As leisure travel not only returns, but is breaking pre-pandemic booking records, one question comes to mind – when will the same happen for business travel? While leisure travel’s mighty return is definitely music to hoteliers years, many properties have relied heavily on business travel to bring in consistent room bookings, host events in their currently vacant meeting spaces, and provide additional spending at the on-site restaurants, bars, and catering services. Through our chats with those around the industry, strong signs emerge that it is back to business – or almost – for many companie ..read more
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Who Took the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?
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by Matt Benn
3y ago
No, seriously…who? The internet’s ecosystem has evolved significantly over the past decade, but what online users are experiencing in today’s marketplace is an even more drastic shift in the battle for big data. The average person isn’t paying attention to all the ins and outs of how the internet operates but occasionally, users notice something like this: Do you remember a time when you visited a website and didn’t get asked to accept cookies? Fun fact: The reason these types of pop-ups are a part of our digital lives is from a European Union law that went into effect in 2018. In essence, th ..read more
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The Americans are coming. And this time…it’s personal.
Sabre Hospitality Blog
by Matt Benn
3y ago
As the Summer travel season begins, Europe has been fighting with vaccination equality and ensuring each country can secure and provide enough vaccine for their populations. While that remains an ongoing fight, the United States, on the other side of the pond, has shed their perch atop the country most affected by COVID ( in terms of reported cases/deaths) and have just surpassed 50% of their population (331 million total) being vaccinated. A large amount of international tourism comes from the United States and if any of the trends from domestic travel within the US carry over; Europe is eage ..read more
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How will technology enable hoteliers to adapt to post-pandemic circumstances?
Sabre Hospitality Blog
by sabre_admin
3y ago
Recap of a joint panel discussion with eBerry by Nordic Choice Hotels, Barceló Hotel Group and Sabre Hospitality Solutions. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted tourism on unprecedented levels and as such has been a catalyst for a long-simmering change in the hospitality industry. Patterns, norms, and challenges have changed, and hoteliers have been forced to rethink what their product is or can be in the future and how they approach content and product creation, distribution and fulfilment. Technology plays a key role in this time of change, but how can it help hoteliers learn and adapt to the ..read more
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The Rise of the OTAs
Sabre Hospitality Blog
by Matt Benn
3y ago
The United States shares the title of being one of the most Covid-affected countries in the world by number of cases reported and deaths. Now the United States is pulling it’s weight by leading the way out of it. As countries around the globe work towards securing enough vaccine supply for their population, many are still living amid lockdowns, restrictions, and a continuation of where 2020 ended. The United States is in a separate reality. With the U.S. government securing a large volume of vaccines and rolling them out through phases to select groups, the United States is now the leader in ..read more
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Think out of the box (room) and beyond the crisis.
Sabre Hospitality Blog
by Frank Trampert
3y ago
Early signs of change may often appear insignificant, yet the speed of change can often pick up momentum rather quickly. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for a long-simmering change in the hospitality industry. Hoteliers now need to rethink what their product is, or can be in the future, and how they approach content and product creation, distribution and fulfilment. What were the big changes within the last year? What role will technology play in the future? These are great questions, and I had the pleasure of discussing them with Stefan Leser, CEO of Langham Hospitality Group at ITB ..read more
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