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Avvio has been invited to speak at the Master Innholders' prestigious Annual General Manager's conference in January 2013.

2nd Jan 2013

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Avvio is pleased to announce they have been invited to speak on the 'Smart ways at looking at your business costs' panel at the Annual General Manager's conference organized by the Master Innholders on the 14th and 15th January.

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Avvio runs educational session at HOSPACE 2012

22nd Nov 2012

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Avvio is pleased to announce that they will be running an educational session at HOSPACE on 'How to reduce over dependence on OTAs and increase profitability'.

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Avvio has been invited to speak on two exciting panels at WTM.

5th Nov 2012

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Avvio is delighted to announce they will be speaking at WTM on two exciting panels, discussing new and future models and strategies for marketing:

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Avvio shortlisted for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the 4th year running

12th October 2012

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Avvio is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the fourth consecutive year.

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Avvio attends the Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester on the 3rd – 4th October 2012

17th September 2012

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Avvio is pleased to announce that it will be attending the Annual Hotel Conference 2012 and looks forward to sitting on both the ‘ Selling without OTAs’ and ‘Social Media’ panels

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Hospitality Marketing in the Digital Age: Diploma launches nationwide in Ireland

17th September 2012

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Avvio and the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) are pleased to announce the nationwide launch of the Diploma in Digital Marketing (Hospitality) in Ireland.

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Hospitality Marketing in the Digital Age: Diploma launches in Belfast

17th September 2012

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Avvio and the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NHIF) are pleased to announce the launch of the Diploma in Digital Marketing (Hospitality) in Belfast.

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New partnership with leading upsell technology provider, Nor1

20th July 2012

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Avvio is pleased to announce its new partnership with leading upsell technology provider, Nor1, to increase hotels’ RevPAR and wallet share.

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New partnership with SiteMinder to deliver a seamless online distribution for hotels

19th July 2012

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Avvio is pleased to announce its new partnership with SiteMinder and its commitment to integrate SiteMinder’s leading distribution platform, Room Distribution Exchange (RDX) technology into Convert 5.

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Avvio speaks at the Institute of Hospitality’s Regional Management Briefing on the 5th July 2012.

20th June 2012

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Avvio is delighted to announce that they will be speaking at the Institute of Hospitality’s Regional Management Briefing on the 5th July 2012, hosted at the renown Southlodge, Brighton.

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Avvio offer: UK HSMAI Certified Revenue Management Course

20th June 2012

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Avvio is pleased to announce a special offer for UK clients considering studying revenue management. Avvio clients considering studying revenue management can benefit from a reduced course price of £300.00+ from £395.00+VAT for units 1&2 of the HSMAI Certified Revenue Management Course...

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New Diploma in Digital Marketing for Hospitality Industry

4th May 2012

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A new course aimed at helping hotels to market their facilities through digital media platforms was announced today by Avvio, Ireland’s leading internet business solutions provider for the hospitality industry.

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HSMAI New York invites Avvio to present at the event ‘Driving traffic: How hotels drive revenue to their website’

28th April 2012

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Avvio is pleased to announce that they have been invited to present alongside leading digital agencies HeBS and Wihp at the HSMAI event, ‘Directing traffic: How hotels drive revenue to their website.’

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Free Webinar: Light a fire under your social media performance

29th February 2012

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This month’s free online seminar will help you focus on the networks producing the best results, provide you with key metrics to measure your success and templates for benchmarking your social media presence against your competitive set. We will also discuss the positive effect integrating social into your marketing campaigns can have on your return on investment. At the end of the session we will give you a campaign action list, so you can start a social media campaign for your own hotel.

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Hotel Marketing Strategies Conference, Las Vegas

2nd February 2012

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AVVIO and Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association Partner to Conduct Sales and Marketing Strategies Conference in Las Vegas

The "Tools To Develop Online Business" conference invites hotel, travel and marketing experts for a daylong discussion on the improved capabilities of online hotel booking engines and ROI-driven online marketing strategies. The conference will be held February 28, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Notable travel experts will be on hand to speak with hospitality industry executives, professors, specialists and media.

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Avvio Tripadvisor program

12th December 2011

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Unlock a new channel of highly targeted traffic direct to your website.

Without a doubt, TripAdvisor, remains the most influential website visited by customers when choosing and booking a hotel room online. Furthermore, the most prominent call to action on a TripAdvisor hotel reviews page is the ‘Show prices’ section, which allows the customer to click onto a selection of OTA websites, see rates and make a booking.

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Are we paying enough attention to online reviews?

25th November 2011

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How much revenue is being lost through lack of online reputation management?

In a recent Avvio seminar, guest presenter Josiah Mackenzie, provided compelling insights into the impact online reputation management has on hotel revenue. Josiah was eager to emphasize that this stems back to the delivery of excellent customer service.

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10 Point checklist for your Facebook page

25th November 2011

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1 - Customizing your url is easy and will take less than thirty seconds. Once your username is confirmed on Facebook you will receive a vanity url, which can be used on your email signature, business cards and offline print material. This will make it easier for your customers to find you on Facebook.

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Social Media: What to measure? It's right there in front of you.

25th November 2011

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According to a Hubspot survey of marketeers in 2011, this was the year of measurement and return on investment from social media. I disagree, as I believe the return has always been there. The challenge was that we did not know how to set out and measure our desired outcomes.

I have seen a distinct change of pace in the way hoteliers now regard and value social media along with the actions we are taking as an industry. We have gone from asking 'how much time should I spend?' and 'what training requirements do we need?' to 'what should I budget for social next year? I want to do it right'.

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Take a fresh look at your email marketing

25th November 2011

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Database marketing and E-campaigns still remain vital tools within the marketing mix. In our recent webinar, ‘A Masterclass in Email Marketing’, we covered topics from improving your database to getting the most from your design.

Two key points made throughout the seminar were the amplification of possibilities within Social integration and the additional return on investment you can expect from further testing.

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Google+ for Businesses Launches

25th November 2011

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Google announced the launch of Google+ for businesses on the 7th of November. This collection of tools and products will help hotels get closer to their customers. At the heart of this is Google+ Pages, your hotels' identity on Google+.

This article explains how to get started on Google+ and offers a few of the ways that Google+ could help hotels make lasting connections online with their customers.

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Hotels & Social Media: trends, obstacles and 2012

27th October 2011

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Social media is now impacting on search, and competition within the social space has just become more intense with the arrival of Google Plus. So what is 2012 going to look like? And what trends and obstacles will our industry face?

As marketeers, we need to understand the social media landscape, decide which platforms are best to focus our efforts on, measure our achievements to date and put a strategy in place for the future.

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Free Webinar: Josiah MacKenzie on Hotel Reputation Management

24th October 2011

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The impact of online reviews and user-generated content has significantly impacted the travel industry, and it has never been more important to monitor and manage your reputation online. The hospitality industry needs to adjust the way they do business in order to benefit from this trend.

In our next online seminar we will cover a range of topics related to running an effective reputation management program for your hotels. We hope you will be able to join us.

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Get to grips with the recent update to Google Analytics

17th October 2011

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The latest version of Google Analytics has some additional reporting and updates which will benefit your hotel. While the old Google Analytic's reports are still available to you, the new version should now be the default when you log into your account.

So if you haven't already had a chance to familiarize yourself with the new features, now would be a good time to.

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Ten tips to help maximize the potential of your email campaigns

10th October 2011

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Over the past few years e-mail has taken a backseat role to social media in many instances but it is still a very powerful and important marketing tool when used correctly. It is, after all, the cornerstone of permission-based relationship marketing.

The importance of email marketing cannot be under estimated for three main reasons(...)

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2012 and mobile marketing: What are my options?

3rd October 2011

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The importance of having a mobile website and mobile strategy for your hotel cannot be stressed enough as this is a huge growth area.

In 2011, 85% of new handsets will have access to the mobile web and this figure is growing all the time. By 2015 it is predicted that there will be 3.5 billion mobile users globally, growing from 500 million in 2010. (Ericsson, Mobile Broadband World, Nov 2010).

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Facebook changes: A positive for hoteliers who engage their fans.

29th September 2011

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An extremely excited Mark Zuckerburg revealed the latest evolution of the Facebook platform – Timeline – at the recent Facebook developers conference F8.

In recent weeks, there have been a number of changes to profiles, including: prompts for recommendations, highlighting of top stories and a new activity feed on the top right of the profile page. Facebook users have taken to the comment boxes and tweeting to either vent their anger over changes or show their happiness with the new additions.

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5 Tips to increase your revenue through Facebook

26th September 2011

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Facebook has 155 million users in the US alone. Facebook penetration in the United States is over 50% of the population and over 65% of the total online population, so it is a channel that is getting more attention from hoteliers and rightly so.

Generating revenue through your Facebook page does not happen automatically, creating an effective strategy to use the channel, is a terrific starting point.

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Travel and Search Engine Optimization: What’s new?

23rd September 2011

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Google’s algorithm at work

Social is becoming even more important in the SEO arena. Until recently real-time results from Twitter appeared in Google search results. Then Google’s introduction of the +1 button, allowing for e web pages, articles, images etc to be +1’d by users and collected by Google, has enabled the search engine to understand the popularity and value individuals attribute to sites and their content.

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Google Plus: What you need to know!

21st September 2011

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Google launched the “+1” button back in March 2011 so search could become more social and has already seen 10 million sign ups. YouGov projects that Google+ will become the number two network after Facebook, “in the next year.” It is based around the premise and statistics that show we like to get recommendations from our family and friends:

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2012 Digital trends: What lies ahead for the hotel and lodging industry

19th September 2011

2012 Digital Trends
The past year has seen the growth of all things digital in the hotel industry as we have become ever more social online, developed an addiction to the group buying concept of Groupon and Living Social, seen the emergence of the personalized web, and we continue to watch and wait for mobile commerce to truly take off.

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Avvio ReviewPro Partnership

15th September 2011

Avvio ReviewPro Partnership
Avvio selects ReviewPro as Reputation Management Solution of Choice for its Thousands of Hotel Clients Worldwide.

Avvio, a leader in direct business development for hotels, has signed an agreement to offer ReviewPro’s online reputation and social media analytics to its hotel clients worldwide.

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Convert 5.0 shortlisted for Innovation in Net Visionary Awards

29th August 2011

Innovation Finalist
Convert 5.0 on Avvio, is intelligence in hotel booking engine technology and its newest feature Sense a revolution in active customer engagement have been short listed in the Innovation category in this year’s IIA Net Visionary Awards. The Awards now in their 13th year are the only online awards run and voted on by the internet industry in Ireland.

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Free Google Webinar this September

20th August 2011

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Learn more about Google for your hotel. Join us for our Free Webinar on Google +1 and other specific Google Tools.

This Webinar will be running from 10am to 11am (GMT+1) and from 9am to 10am (PDT) on Tuesday the 20th of September. Register at training@avvio.com

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Avvio Hertz Partnership

19th August 2011

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We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with Hertz which will be a new addition to the Avvio Booking Engine and an ancillary revenue stream for hotels.

The programme will go live on the 30th of August 2011 to all clients.

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Free Facebook Webinar this August

1st August 2011

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Social Commerce is here to stay. 50% of the global online population are frequent users of social media and of that 750 million are active users of Facebook. August’s webinar looks at mastering the Facebook opportunity, tips for optimizing your presence, future trends and the implications of Google +1.

This Webinar will be running from 9am to 10am (PDT/GMT+1) on the 10th of August. If you are in Europe click here, if you are on the US click here.
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Avvio launches innovative workshop series

23rd July 2011

Avvio launched innovative series
Avvio successfully launched its ‘Thought leadership on social media for hotels’ workshop series in London, Dublin and Belfast this July.

The series was delivered to an audience of general managers and sales & marketing directors from boutique, independent and branded hotels by Frank Reeves, Avvio’s CTO, and Michelle Conaghan, Avvio’s social media specialist and recognised authority on social media within the hospitality industry.

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Free Twitter Webinar this June

5th June 2011

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Twitter has just launched their new Follow button last week, creating more connectivity and incentive for users to follow you on Twitter. Don’t miss out on the benefits, give your property a voice, share your expertise, news and the best bits about your location to a global audience on Twitter.

This Webinar will be running from 10am (GMT+1) on the 15th of June.
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