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HVS - Market Segmentation: Identifying Where Hotel Demand Comes From

HVS - Market Segmentation: Identifying Where Hotel Demand Comes From | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
This article discusses the different market segments and the breakdown of where hotel demand comes from. This is followed by an example of occupancy penetration through the different market segments.

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What will happen if we do not Segment?

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Lauren Grant's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:15 PM

Stefania D'Antonia defines the main market segments:

1) Commercial - business travellers incl. preferred and non-preferred schemes. Strongest Monday- Thursday

2) Meetings and Groups - peak is Spring & Fall during the business week. Sector most susceptible during economic downturn, group and incentive travel us cut

3) Leisure/ Wholesales - strongest Friday & Saturdays & holiday periods. Prefer to book via OTAs. Tour groups

4) Extended Stay - 5+ nights. Demand from business related projects. Need kitchens & larger living spaces

Lauren Grant's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:17 PM

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Stefania D'Antonia defines the main market segments:

1) Commercial - business travellers incl. preferred and non-preferred schemes. Strongest Monday- Thursday

2) Meetings and Groups - peak is Spring & Fall during the business week. Sector most susceptible during economic downturn, group and incentive travel us cut

3) Leisure/ Wholesales - strongest Friday & Saturdays & holiday periods. Prefer to book via OTAs. Tour groups

4) Extended Stay - 5+ nights. Demand from business related projects. Need kitchens & larger living spaces

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Positioning Your Hotel or Resort for Success - By Petra Deuter - Hotel News Resource

Positioning Your Hotel or Resort for Success - By Petra Deuter - Hotel News Resource | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
Positioning Your Hotel or Resort for Success - By Petra Deuter
Hotel News Resource
For hotels and resorts, whether standalone or branded, this is a challenge. Your positioning needs to acknowledge and respond to these trends.
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Hotels expect to spend a record $6 billion on upgrades this year - Los Angeles Times

Hotels expect to spend a record $6 billion on upgrades this year - Los Angeles Times | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
Hotels expect to spend a record $6 billion on upgrades this year Los Angeles Times In the wake of the economic crisis, struggling hotels across the country put off most upgrades and expansions, such as installing new carpeting, buying bigger...
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MANAGED GREEN's curator insight, October 15, 2014 3:05 PM

We agree the time has come to replace inefficient lights and use those flat roofs to reduce your electrical bill. We help, call 714-512-5820 to see how we reduce #Utility bills 70% or more often with no cash and Green in your bottom line.

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Travel Industry Online Reputation Management Services

Travel Industry Online Reputation Management Services | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
It is vital for travel industry to protect their online reputation management through effective ORM services/ (Travel Industry Online Reputation Management Services http://t.co/cu0woU4aMj via @sathishisaac)...
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10 Hotel Booking Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making - Huffington Post

10 Hotel Booking Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making - Huffington Post | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
10 Hotel Booking Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making
Huffington Post
However, there are some big blunders you could be making when it comes to hotel reservations.
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What Does MH17 Mean For The Travel Industry? - TravelPulse

What Does MH17 Mean For The Travel Industry? - TravelPulse | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
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What Does MH17 Mean For The Travel Industry?
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It now appears to be evident that the flight of MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by a surface to air missile as it flew over war-torn Ukraine.
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Google+ for the travel industry

Google+ for the travel industry | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
When organizing travel, Google accompanies us from start to finish. Most of us will use Google Search to get inspired by articles and photos before searching for reviews and the best booking platforms.
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A rioja wine sampler at West Palm's Rhythm Cafe - Palm Beach Post

A rioja wine sampler at West Palm's Rhythm Cafe - Palm Beach Post | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
A rioja wine sampler at West Palm's Rhythm Cafe
Palm Beach Post
What they're pouring: Four Spanish Rioja wines from Bodegas Taron (blanco, rosado, 4M and reserva) — and one Italian from La Caliera (Moscato d'Asti, 2013).
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Sandy evacuees spend the holidays in hotels - Newsday (subscription)

Sandy evacuees spend the holidays in hotels - Newsday (subscription) | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
Newsday (subscription) Sandy evacuees spend the holidays in hotels Newsday (subscription) A little girl looked up anxiously at the front desk clerk of the hotel in Massapequa Park where she was staying with her family and asked: "Do you think Santa...
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Ian McVitty's curator insight, December 23, 2012 3:13 PM

Consider the effect of the Natural environment on hospitality

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Since Sept. 11 attacks, hotels in lower Manhattan have seen a six-fold increase - New York Daily News

Since Sept. 11 attacks, hotels in lower Manhattan have seen a six-fold increase - New York Daily News | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
New York Daily News
Since Sept. 11 attacks, hotels in lower Manhattan have seen a six-fold increase
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When you build on hallowed ground, you treat it as such.
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Without new owner, The House Cafe may close - Dekalb Daily Chronicle

Without new owner, The House Cafe may close - Dekalb Daily Chronicle | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
Without new owner, The House Cafe may close
Dekalb Daily Chronicle
The owner of the cafe, which also serves as an art and music venue, is leaving the business for personal reasons, according to Fareed Haque, who owns the building at 263 E.
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Bon Voyage: Ice hotels make cool vacations - Record-Searchlight

Bon Voyage: Ice hotels make cool vacations - Record-Searchlight | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
Bon Voyage: Ice hotels make cool vacations
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If you want to live in an elegant ice palace — at least for a night or two — a vacation in an ice hotel may be the exotic excursion for you.
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Las Vegas hotels favored by cheaters named in infidelity website survey - Newsday

Las Vegas hotels favored by cheaters named in infidelity website survey - Newsday | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
NewsdayLas Vegas hotels favored by cheaters named in infidelity website surveyNewsdayGranted, the 7,680 folks surveyed is but a fraction of the nearly 16 million AshleyMadison members, but they do identify which hotels are favored for extramarital...
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Hotel Customers Segmentation - Niche Marketing Target Market

Hotel Customers Segmentation - Niche Marketing Target Market | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
Niche marketing strategy for hotels. Segmentation of hotel customers into target markets and guest segments. Online hotel marketing mix segment examples.

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Leisure Trip ME: What’s Trending In The Hospitality Industry In UAE

Leisure Trip ME: What’s Trending In The Hospitality Industry In UAE | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
What’s Trending In The #Hospitality Industry In #UAE http://t.co/Gl9yE4XxNy #Dubai #Travel #Hotels #thehotelshow http://t.co/k0071ESBWT
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Hotel trends........how are these hotels different?

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Venice cruise ships to be banned - Telegraph.co.uk

Venice cruise ships to be banned - Telegraph.co.uk | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Venice cruise ships to be banned Telegraph.co.uk Large cruise liners dubbed the “skyscrapers of the sea” will be banned from Venice's historic centre from 2015 after the Italian government stepped in at a national level to resolve...
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Another irreversible affect of tourism?

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Frapuccino de Café y Chocolate estilo Starbucks - Mocaccino

Frapuccino de Café y Chocolate estilo Starbucks - Mocaccino En esta vídeo receta vamos a preparar otra bebida estilo Starbucks, en esta ocasión un Mocaccino que queda delicioso y lo mejor...
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Coffee and Chocolate Frappuccino Starbucks style - Mocaccino This video recipe will prepare another Starbucks-style drink, this time by Mocaccino remains delicious and better ..

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Bill Marriott: Where Hotels Are Going - Wall Street Journal

Bill Marriott: Where Hotels Are Going - Wall Street Journal | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal
Bill Marriott: Where Hotels Are Going
Wall Street Journal
Bill Marriott, the 82-year-old chairman of Marriott International, the $19 billion hotel-management company, is done with flowered drapes and white tablecloths.
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The Best Hotels in the World

The Best Hotels in the World | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
Ben Pundole, the founder of AHotelLife.com, shares his list of the chicest and most luxe hotels across the globe.
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The Best (and Worst) Airports, Hotels, and Resorts for Internet Access - Yahoo Travel

The Best (and Worst) Airports, Hotels, and Resorts for Internet Access - Yahoo Travel | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
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The Best (and Worst) Airports, Hotels, and Resorts for Internet Access
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The scenery is exquisite, the food is heavenly, and the hotel towels are exceedingly fluffy.
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Travel industry is "cautiously optimistic" about growth as economy improves

Travel industry is (Travel industry is "cautiously optimistic" about growth as economy improves http://t.co/YmsIt5UE...)...
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Pope John Paul II's beatification sees Rome hotels quadruple prices

Pope John Paul II's beatification sees Rome hotels quadruple prices | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
Event in May expected to attract millions of pilgrims, including an estimated 700,000 Poles (Pope John Paul II's beatification sees Rome hotels quadruple prices http://t.co/IxizG3W2lO via @guardian)...
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Ian McVitty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 2:31 PM

Is price part of the marketing mix? Yes it is!

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Jared Simon @PulsoConf: “HotelTonight is bringing the fun back into booking hotels”

Jared Simon @PulsoConf: “HotelTonight is bringing the fun back into booking hotels” | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
HotelTonight's Jared Simon talks Mexico, corporate culture, and remaining at the forefront of the hotel booking scene.
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Sandy evacuees spend the holidays in hotels - Newsday (subscription)

Sandy evacuees spend the holidays in hotels - Newsday (subscription) | Hospitality Trends, News and Stories | Scoop.it
Newsday (subscription) Sandy evacuees spend the holidays in hotels Newsday (subscription) A little girl looked up anxiously at the front desk clerk of the hotel in Massapequa Park where she was staying with her family and asked: "Do you think Santa...
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Red Alert: Robbers target ATMs, hotels, drinking spots in Lagos

One of the major advantages of a cash-less economy often touted by analysts is that the use of Automated Teller Machines reduces crime. However, CRIME DIGEST.
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