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Oaky is a smart upselling engine that helps hotels to automate hyper-personalised upselling. Browsing from best-selling upsell offers, hoteliers can add personalised guest-facing deals in a few clicks, and promote them through perfectly timed guest communication. This puts guests in control of designing their stay with upgrades, special deals and ancillary services.

In short, Oaky helps hotels drive additional profit from their existing customers by delivering a superior experience to guests. Oaky is trusted by innovative hotels, groups and chains across the globe.

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7 Hotel Marketing Techniques to Boost Direct Bookings in 2022

Digital marketing is essential if you want to drive bookings and especially if you're after more direct business for your hotel. But with the countless available tools and strategies, it can be hard to decide which ones to implement. The following article highlights seven hotel marketing techniques to concentrate on to make your direct booking soar. 1. Optimise Your Website for Search Engines Increase your website's online visibility and reach through SEO (search engine optimisation).

How to Maximize Hotel Revenue by Applying Open Pricing to Upselling

You probably already know that adjusting your room rates based on demand fluctuations can boost your revenue. But have you ever thought of applying this approach to upselling? And what about taking things yet another step further and using the principles of open pricing on upselling as well? Keep reading to discover how these techniques can take your revenue strategy and top line to the next level. The Role of Upselling in Revenue Management Upselling

2022 Top Upselling Deals and Trends in Hospitality

Without a doubt, the last couple of years have brought countless challenges for hoteliers. But despite that, many creative and forward-thinking teams were able to steer their properties through these challenging times. For many of them, upselling played a major role in their success. The 2022 Hospitality Market Report summarises their results. Read on to let the latest recovery and upselling trends and data on top-performing hotels and offers by region inspire you. Making The

How Optimized Housekeeping Operations Save Costs & Drive Hotel Revenue

Given the challenges the international hospitality industry faced in recent years, total hotel revenue optimization (THRO) is essential today. This probably brings up ideas like optimizing revenue generation in rooms, F&B, and the spa for you and most other hoteliers. But what about housekeeping? While this department was historically seen as a cost center, it has plenty of untapped revenue potential. Read on to learn how to optimize your housekeeping operations to save costs and

Guest segmentation: What It Is and How it Helps with Upselling

Understanding what your guests value when travelling is essential to successful upselling. But how can you ensure the right offer reaches the right person at the right time? Getting to know your guests and segmenting them is the key. In this article, you’ll learn how to segment your hotel guests to personalise the stay experience and optimise upselling revenue Guest segmentation & Upselling The guest segments most hotels use to plan and evaluate their distribution

How Targeting Hotel Audiences Ensures a Personalized Experience for Each Guest

The key to meeting the expectations of today's guests, with or without technology, is a targeted approach. No one has the time or headspace to process and filter out irrelevant information in the information overload era. After engaging in a great deal of comparisons, analysis and filtering in their search for accommodation, asking your guests to put in this work is becoming more and more unthinkable in hospitality. Audience Segmentation This is one of the

3 Ways to Streamline Upselling Across Your Entire Hotel Chain

Once it’s in place, an automated upselling system brings countless advantages, like a more personalised guest experience, increased revenue and a more efficient workflow. Achieving these results at a single property may feel relatively straightforward. But how can you replicate them at all hotels across your chain or brand? 1. Facilitate System Adoption The easier you make it for teams at your brand’s hotels to begin using your new system, the more likely they are

How to Make Effective Upselling Part of Your Hotel’s Culture?

In hospitality, you’re always trying to do just a little bit better, both in terms of the experience you offer guests and the revenue you generate from it. Implementing new ideas and making them part of your property’s culture can seem challenging in that case. But with the right training, it’s easier than you may think. In this piece, you’ll find out how to use a modern approach to staff development to encourage your team

The Year of The Eco-Conscious Hotelier!

No one can be blamed for prioritising the survival of their business in the past year, which was challenging to a degree no one could have expected. As hospitality gears up to welcome guests again, it's clear that some priorities have shifted permanently. However, there are many, like the journey towards environmentally responsible tourism, that will undoubtedly return as matters of urgency. Plans for a More Sustainable Future Before the pandemic, the travel industry as

Time To Value: A Key Metric to Help You Identify The Best Tech for Your Hotel

Technology is becoming more and more ingrained into the daily operations of today’s hoteliers, with hotel technology itself evolving in leaps and bounds. As hotel tech platforms and tools become more advanced and marketing-savvy, it becomes increasingly difficult for hoteliers to sift through the noise to find the best tools to meet their specific needs. In this article, you'll learn how the Time to Value metric can help hoteliers to decide which technology or software

The Delicate Balance Between Good and Bad Upselling (+ Free Course)

While a familiar term in the hospitality industry, the broader perception of the word ‘upselling’ could use an improved reputation– and for a good reason. As consumers, we’re bombarded with offers and deals that distinctly fail in hiding their brazen disregard for the consumer. There’s nothing more off-putting than selling an item or service that is clearly in the seller’s interest only. Upselling a Valuable Win-Win Situation for Both Guests and Hoteliers The reality is

Hotel Success Story: How Upsell Expands Guest Satisfaction & Revenue

While hoteliers, in general, are becoming well-versed in the multiple benefits of digital upselling, it’s interesting to note how individual hotels find unique ways of using upselling to boost their business. In this article, Hotel Van der Valk explains what the benefit is of digital upselling and you can download the full performance report with all results. Digital Upselling Gives Guests More Freedom to Design Their Stay Whether their focus is on boosting ancillary revenue

Upselling Tips & Examples to Improve Your Hotel Marketing Strategy

Upselling has been on hoteliers’ minds for many years. Traditionally the revenue manager would devise the underlying strategy and leave it to the front desk team to carry it out. But the deeper you dive into the world of digital upselling, the more you’ll see that it can add value to nearly every area of your hotel.  In this article, Marketing manager Marlon Roosblad and his team from the QO Amsterdam hotel provide you with

Are Attribute-Based Bookings the New Standard for Hotels?

The attribute model has become quite a buzzword in the hospitality industry in recent years. But what exactly is attribute-based booking, otherwise known as attribute-based selling? And which advantages can it bring your upselling initiative? Let’s see what the experts say, so you can make up your mind about whether to test this new approach at your hotel. What is an Attribute-Based Booking? Attribute-based booking means splitting the product, in this instance the hotel stay

4 Tips For Stress-Free Upselling & Streamlining Your Hotel Operations

There’s no doubt about it: automated upselling and cross-selling are excellent ways to increase a hotel’s ancillary revenue and guest satisfaction. However, operationally it can be a bit challenging. Going through incoming requests, delegating tasks, and communicating with staff can be time-consuming and inefficient without the right approach. Streamlining Your Hotel Operations With everything else going on at the hotel, you may even risk overlooking a request and disappointing your guests. Follow the four tips

The Ultimate COVID Recovery Strategy for Every Hotel Department

COVID-19 brought the global hospitality industry to a grinding halt. Now, many destinations are slowly opening up again and the industry is beginning to recover. To help you get the most out of your property during this rebound phase, this article summarises expert COVID recovery tips for your marketing, revenue management, F&B and front office departments. At the bottom of this article, you find a link to download 4 free eBooks with more in-depth COVID

Tips to Boost Your Hotels Upsell Conversion With Powerful Visuals

Images can prompt strong emotions and move people to take action. Since you probably know this already, you use beautiful photos on your website to convince site visitors to make a reservation. But have you ever thought of applying this to pre-arrival upselling and cross-selling to increase your conversions? Read on to learn how you can leverage the power of representative photos to help sway guests in favour of your upsell. The Right Images for

Let’s Get Digital: Creating a Smart Guest Journey for Your Hotel

Coronavirus threw a lot of well-established routines and best practices overboard without warning. Within only a few months, almost every aspect of hotel operations had to be re-examined and updated in ways nobody would have predicted at the start of 2020. To help you navigate this transition, this article sums up actionable tips on how you can adapt your guest journey to the new reality. New Automation Standards Due to The Corona Pandemic New, strict

Tips on Managing Hotel Staff During Times of Crisis

Strong leadership has always been the base for building team engagement, but it plays an even bigger role during a crisis. Straightforward? Yes, but especially when navigating through uncertain times, it can be challenging to keep your team engaged and dedicated to a common goal. In this article, three experts share their top tips on team engagement with you. How to Manage Hotel Staff During Times of Crisis and Unemployment? Jones Liew, an experienced corporate

Revenge travelling: What Will Travel After COVID-19 Look Like?

Many trips had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis, but recent consumer surveys show that many people will want to catch up on those missed travel trips after the crisis; so-called revenge travelling. But now the question is: will demand bounce back as quickly as some seem to think? Will the way we can travel change a lot after this pandemic? And how should you as a hotelier prepare for the arrival of

How Much Revenue Could Your Hotel Make From Upselling?

Upselling is a great way to boost both your guests’ experience and your revenue through paid upgrades and ancillary services. In this article you will learn how you can calculate additional revenue, made by upselling. Additionally you find a handy tool to help you to estimate the potential. Success Factors for Upselling A recently published benchmarking report shows that elements like property type (e.g. resort, downtown hotel, hostel…) and location (e.g. mountains, beach, downtown…) strongly impact

By How Much Can Upselling Boost Your Hotel’s Revenue?

The importance of upselling within the hotel industry has increased over recent years. No wonder, because a good upselling strategy can significantly boost hotels revenue. But is upselling beneficial for every type of hotel? Is it worth for your hotel? In this article, you find a comparison of the upsell performance per type of hotel, based on a recent benchmark report. At the bottom of the article, you also find a link to download the

Can Front-Desk and Pre-Stay Upselling Coexist?

Hotels can apply upselling at four main moments in the guest journey: when the guest books, pre-stay, during check-in and during the guest’s stay. Offering extras via the hotel website’s booking engine is an approach many hoteliers are comfortable with, even though it slows the booking process and lowers conversion rates. Instead of that, let’s focus on how pre-stay upselling works and why it should be applied systematically to increase revenue. Front-Desk and Pre-Stay Upselling

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