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Why is rate parity so important?

Everyone is familiar with over-exaggerated marketing claims across the Internet and the media: “Special inventory reduction sale.

David Easton
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Hotel revenue management strategies that will help you grow
David Easton

How do you stay on top of all your hotel revenue management strategies? From adjusting prices, to monitoring local demand and reporting, it can be pretty overwhelming to think of all the jobs hotel revenue managers have to complete every day.

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How do hotels price their rooms?
David Easton

Pricing hotel rooms can be difficult. It can be particularly difficult, confusing and time-consuming if you’re relatively new in business.

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What is hotel rate parity?
David Easton

What is rate parity? Rate parity is a legal agreement between a hotel and an OTA.

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What is hotel rate shopper?
David Easton

What is a rate shopper? A hotel rate shopper is a software application used by hotels to monitor room rates on the Internet.

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Is paying for a hotel rate shopper worth it?
David Easton

Pricing data is the fuel that powers your hotel revenue management strategy. Understanding the pricing strategy of your competition can help you make better decisions about your own prices and increase your revenue stream.

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The Top 6 Features To Look For In A Hotel Rate Shopper
David Easton

With so many hotel technology products on the market today, it could be a daunting task for the unsuspecting buyer to choose the best one.

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What is yield management? Definition, strategies and examples
Jane Shaw

Nothing is more frustrating than seeing your hotel revenue stagnate despite your continued effort to fill your rooms. I know this because I’ve been there many times at my hotel.

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How to determine hotel room rates
Jane Shaw

To strengthen their revenue management policy, hotel managers need to decide what type of pricing strategy they want to implement relative to their competitive set.

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The Best Hotel Room Pricing Methods
Jane Shaw

To seek a competitive advantage over their competitors, hoteliers need to think about fine-tuned hotel room pricing methods. Indeed, the hotel industry is one of the few that can develop effective revenue management strategies because they retain full control over the price and duration parameters.