What is the Direct Booking Summit? The Direct Booking Summit is an event that unites hundreds of hoteliers every year to strategize, network and drive the Direct Booking Movement forward, a movement built within the hospitality industry to protect hoteliers from OTAs and increase the number of direct bookings received. Not only were we proud to sponsor the event, but we also celebrated the launch of allora.ai across North America, offering our advanced AI technology to hotels and businesses further afield. We’re excited to see the success that this will generate, improving the direct booking experience for every guest whilst securing more bookings for hoteliers.
This month, Hotel Tech Report launched its 2023 Buyers Guide – a guide designed to give hoteliers all the information they need to make an educated decision as they rethink and implement new ways to use technology. It’s the premier global research platform for hotel technology, having helped more than 650,000 hoteliers and investors research technology solutions for their properties.
Heading into 2022, we asked our CCO, Michael De Jongh, to reflect on the year just passed at Avvio. Read on to see what he had to say…"2021 was, like its predecessor, a year unlike any other; it started with lockdown, we emerged in the Spring. But despite this uncertain start, it was also the year we witnessed the powerful impact of people's desire to travel and come together....
As uncertainty continues to plague the market, negative talk around the impacts of COVID-19 is rife in the hospitality industry at the moment. So, we teamed up with Steve Lowy, CEO at Anglo Educational Services, [...]
In an effort to give back to the industry and to help Hospitality Individuals to upskill, Avvio has launched a Hotel Digital Academy. The Academy is a free online digital marketing course tailored specifically to the Hospitality Industry.
Meet Faye and Jess! Both girls joined the Avvio team in 2018 and have progressed in their career by carving our new roles within different areas of the company. At Avvio, growth and innovation stand at the top of our priorities and this includes growing the knowledge of our employees.
We’re delighted to announce that we have been recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2020! The Great Place to Work accolade represents a huge milestone in our journey in continuing to attract and retain top talent, as we continue to grow.
Valentine's Day is a popular time of year for couples to head off on romantic getaways. It is a great way for hotels to increase revenue on their spa treatments, food and beverage and overall ancillary spend. Our Digital experts have created a marketing strategy to attract potential guests to your hotel over the Valentine's period!
We are always striving for ways to reduce room cancellations and have seen a positive trend with total cancellations down from 20% in 2018 to 17% in 2019. Our goal is to continue to tackle this challenge in 2020 and encourage our customers to adopt our 5 best practice strategies to reduce cancellations.
Brands are striving to keep up with the pace of marketing campaigns for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and of course, Christmas, all of which seem to be launching earlier each year! It's a no brainer that your digital team should have their strategy in place for these big sales that have consumers spending more money online than ever before. But how can hotels maximise profit from these campaigns and go beyond the classic Discount Codes.
Avvio Inc., have announced the formation of a five-year partnership deal to support Ronald McDonald House New York.