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Creative Ways to Generate Immediate Income for Your Hotel

Creative Ways to Generate Immediate Income for Your Hotel

When borders closed in places like Singapore to contain the spread of the coronavirus, area hotels could no longer rely on international visitors or groups attending meetings and events. As a result, hoteliers have had to think up creative ways to drive revenue despite the restrictions. After automating housing promotions and voucher sales at the end of 2020, InterContinental Singapore received a needed boost to revenue and cash flow, while reducing booking costs and expanding the hotel’s customer base.

HotelsPlanners
Rooms, Space and Trust: How to Bridge Industry Needs

Rooms, Space and Trust: How to Bridge Industry Needs

The current industry standard for booking hotel rooms and conference space is like a canyon, with meeting planners and hotel inventory separated by a massive chasm — a lack of trust and transparency filling the void between. Now, imagine a bridge linking each side of the canyon, making the booking of rooms and space a direct and trustworthy process. That's what direct booking technology for groups has to accomplish.

HotelsPlanners
Direct booking
Groups360 Launches Direct Booking Solution for Groups with IHG Hotels & Resorts

Groups360 Launches Direct Booking Solution for Groups with IHG Hotels & Resorts

Groups360 and IHG Hotels & Resorts today announced the release of GroupSync Engage, the hospitality industry’s first integrated direct booking solution for groups to include both meeting space and guest rooms. IHG is the first brand to launch the streamlined instant booking capability on the GroupSync platform, which will initially be available at approximately 30 hotels in the U.S. in the coming weeks.

Planners
Planner communication
Planner Pain Points: How to Ensure Clear Communication

Planner Pain Points: How to Ensure Clear Communication

Many snags and snafus in sourcing and planning meetings can be traced to a lack of or breakdown in communication.For this installment of our Planner Pain Points series, we’ve culled from recent research five ways that planners need clear and consistent communication to be effective. From better hotel responses to connected NSOs to informed stakeholders, an integrated technology platform will ensure everything you need to make critical decisions is well organized in one place.

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The Time Is Now for Direct Booking for Groups

The Time Is Now for Direct Booking for Groups

As a result of the pandemic, hotels and meeting planners increasingly are looking at ways to automate manual tasks and improve efficiency. Groups360 has embraced this unique opportunity to provide technology solutions for hotels that need to do more with less. We launched GroupSync Engage, the first direct booking solution for groups on the market, in October 2020. The downturn has fueled our drive to expedite our applications so that we can try to help the industry return in a more efficient and effective way.

Planners
To-do list
Planner Pain Points: How to Manage Meeting Logistics

Planner Pain Points: How to Manage Meeting Logistics

Sourcing is just one of many logistical steps along the way to a memorable event. The event professionals Groups360 surveyed last year also recounted their experiences with the ongoing pandemic and how that’s forced them to change their approach to meeting planning. Here are three planner pain points when it comes to meeting and event logistics.

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Planners
Planner Pain Points: How to Manage Sourcing Overwhelm

Planner Pain Points: How to Manage Sourcing Overwhelm

The paradox of too many choices means it takes too much time to narrow down the options. So how do you deal with the overwhelm of sourcing? Groups360 has commissioned interviews with meeting planners from corporations, associations and trade societies across the U.S. Our goal was to better understand your sourcing journeys. Read on for the five top five pain points when dealing with sourcing overload, according to your industry peers, along with the empowering alternative you’ll find in GroupSync.

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