We cover all the tips and trends that you need to know to stay on top of your game when it comes to online booking sites.
Browse through our posts below or download our exclusive report on the most profitable booking sites for small accommodation providers.
April 20th, 2017
Niche markets can be a vital point of difference for the revenue of your small hotel or B&B but it’s also risky to target them. Try to find the balance.
April 18th, 2017
Your B&B website is potentially the most valuable booking channel at your disposal and you have to treat it as such to receive the rewards. Find out more.
April 13th, 2017
A new top city destinations report has been released by research company Euromonitor International, providing some key insights into tourism growth and performance across the globe. Find out more in this blog.
March 22nd, 2017
Online travel sales are a constant source of growth as guests and accommodation providers alike adapt to new technology and the general trend of booking behaviour.
March 16th, 2017
There are many ways you can drive more direct bookings at your B&B, but sometimes the best answers are the simplest ones. Here are the top tips for your small hotel.
March 8th, 2017
Walk-in reservations should still hold a valuable place in your small hotel and B&B distribution strategy. Here’s why you should value it along with online distribution…
February 16th, 2017
Make sure your B&B’s Facebook strategy is optimized by being aware of the way you can use updates and new features to engage with your guests.
January 18th, 2017
Defining the target audience at your hotel is impossible to do without guest segmentation. Here’s how you can narrow your marketing strategy.
January 11th, 2017
Social media is a powerful tool that allows you to engage broadly with your target market. Here’s how to use it to drive return business to your hotel.
December 21st, 2016
All hotels and B&Bs need to find a balance between direct bookings and OTA bookings. While hotels might not be able to survive without OTA connection, you want to be securing as many direct bookings as possible to avoid commission fees. One way to do this is to first understand customer behaviour. So what defines […]
December 19th, 2016
Here’s what all small accommodation providers should know about Book on Google.
November 18th, 2016
As Airbnb increases in popularity, it’s important to take a step back and understand how it really impacts your small hotel, bed and breakfast, inn, or guesthouse. We discuss why you shouldn’t be worried.
October 20th, 2016
Commissions paid to online travel agencies (OTAs) can be a big pain for small hotels, but they don’t have to be. Here’s how to lessen that pain.
October 13th, 2016
Small hotels usually see online travel agencies (OTAs) as the competition, but it’s not all black and white. Here’s how you should be working with them.
October 6th, 2016
With all of the recent changes, it’s easy to confuse metasearch engines with online travel agencies (OTAs). We explore how they differ and how it affects your small hotel’s distribution strategy.
September 29th, 2016
What is Google Hotel Ads and how should you be using it to fill empty beds at your small property? Read this post to learn everything you need to know.
June 13th, 2016
Watch this video to learn which booking sites are most profitable for small accommodation providers like small hotels, bed and breakfasts, and inns.
June 10th, 2016
TripAdvisor recently changed how it ranks hotels for researching travelers. Here’s why it’s a good thing for your small hotel.
June 7th, 2016
At the mention of Airbnb, you might shudder as you feel a sense of anxiety sweep over you. Here’s why you shouldn’t let it faze your B&B.
May 4th, 2016
Is a global distribution system (GDS) or a channel manager best for small hotels? We discuss the two options here.
April 5th, 2016
Google has significantly changed their mobile and desktop interfaces – and it’s for a good reason. Here’s how it impacts your B&B, small hotel or inn.
March 18th, 2016
TripAdvisor is rolling out its Instant Booking offering to more countries around the globe. Should your small hotel sign up? Let’s discuss.
March 15th, 2016
Wondering which online booking sites will bring reservations to your small hotel? Flick through these slides to find out.
March 9th, 2016
While online travel agencies (OTAs) can be expensive, there are definitely ways to keep more of your revenue while working with them. Here are three strategies to use.
March 8th, 2016
Which booking sites should Thai small accommodation providers use to attract a fresh set of guests this year? Find out with this handy infographic.
March 1st, 2016
Check out this infographic to learn which booking sites are most profitable for small hotels in Australia and New Zealand.
February 26th, 2016
Here’s what Airbnb’s increasing popularity means for small hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and guesthouses.
February 25th, 2016
Which hotel booking sites are best for small hotels in the United Kingdom and Spain? Have a look at this handy infographic to find out.
February 19th, 2016
Use this handy infographic to figure out which online hotel booking sites you should use to increase occupancy at your small hotel or bed and breakfast.
February 16th, 2016
Here’s a handy infographic on the best hotel booking sites for small hotels in the United States of America and Canada.
February 10th, 2016
Which booking sites should you partner with in 2016? Find out what the most effective booking sites are for small hotels, based on what actually worked for our customers.
February 2nd, 2016
Which booking sites should you partner with in 2016? Download this exclusive report to gain exclusive insights into which booking sites generate the most profit for small accommodation providers across the globe.
January 15th, 2016
Here’s what to look for in your OTAs, so that you can make sure you’re getting the most value (and bookings) out of the relationship.
January 8th, 2016
Here’s a run-down of why some believe that ‘The Billboard Effect’ is dying, as well as our take on what this means for small accommodation providers.
December 14th, 2015
If you’re a small accommodation provider and you’re wondering why you keep hearing about the controversial Price Check Widget by TripTease, look no further.
December 10th, 2015
Trivago’s Direct Connect is a new offering to help hoteliers improve their direct booking channel. Here’s what it means for your bed and breakfast.
December 3rd, 2015
The biggest challenges to increasing your share of direct online bookings, and what your B&B can do today to start tipping the scales in your favor.
November 26th, 2015
Read this post to learn what Expedia’s recent acquisition of HomeAway means for your small hotel, bed and breakfast, inn, or guest house.
November 11th, 2015
Establish these strategic distribution partnerships to help you sell your bed and breakfast’s rooms to international guests.
October 16th, 2015
Here’s everything that small hotels need to know about Google’s recent major updates with Hotel Finder, their Ads Commission Program, and Book on Google.
October 2nd, 2015
Make sure you avoid these most common mistakes that innkeepers make when they enter the big wide world of online distribution.
September 25th, 2015We discuss the recent changes to rate parity laws in France, and what it means for small hotels around the globe.
September 4th, 2015
Here’s how meta search engines can benefit small hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and guesthouses.
September 4th, 2015
Here’s how you can encourage travelers to book direct when they’ve found your small hotel through a third party site (also known as ‘The Billboard Effect’.
September 4th, 2015
Here’s how small hotels, B&Bs, inns and guesthouses can engage with guests who aren’t booking direct – so that next time, they book with you instead!
July 2nd, 2015
Here are some dos and dont’s small hoteliers will need to know to master the online playing field.
June 25th, 2015
This eBook is for any small accommodation provider who wants insider tips on how to work with online booking sites to get more bookings.
June 19th, 2015
Booking.com talks to us about how they can help small hotels get more online reservations.
June 12th, 2015
TripAdvisor talks to us about how they can help small hotels manage their online reputation and more importantly, get more online bookings.
June 3rd, 2015
Learn how an independent guest house association increased direct bookings for its members by partnering with an all-in-one booking solution.
May 27th, 2015
Good news for small accommodation providers – you can now take advantage of TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking option on TripConnect.
May 14th, 2015
Here’s what small accommodation providers must know about working with global distribution systems (GDS).
April 21st, 2015
Discover and understand how metasearch works, so you can use it to your advantage and get more direct, commission-free bookings via your website.
April 14th, 2015
Discover what affects your OTA listing rank and how can you get your small property to the top of the pile.
March 23rd, 2015
What small accommodation providers need to know TripAdvisor’s new ‘Neighborhoods’ feature, including how to use it to their advantage.
March 12th, 2015Everything small hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and guest houses need to know about rate parity and how it applies to you.
March 10th, 2015
Here’s how to make TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, work for a small accommodation provider.
February 17th, 2015
Manage your small hotel’s reservations efficiently to get rid of over, double, & under booking – and increase revenue! Here’s how.
January 15th, 2015
Top 10 booking sites across Australia-Pacific and Europe to help you make informed decisions on channels to add to your online hotel distribution strategy.
January 8th, 2015
Is TripConnect worth experimenting with? And how exactly should small hotels go about it? Let’s take a closer look.
December 10th, 2014
Here’s how an all-in-one booking solution fixes all your distribution headaches.
December 4th, 2014
With so many options, how do small hotels prioritise which OTA to partner with? Here are some guidelines.
November 20th, 2014
Here are some tips and tricks to help you play the web like a professional – and beat your competition.
October 29th, 2014
Think your hotel is too small to target international and Chinese travellers? Think again. Use these strategies and watch the bookings pour in.
September 26th, 2014
Here’s how a channel manager can impact your small hotel’s online distribution strategy – and your day to day life – in a good way.
September 10th, 2014
A best practice guide on how to encourage travellers to review your small hotel and to how to manage your online reviews.
July 21st, 2014
A step-by-step guide how to boost your website’s Google ranking through ‘local online visibility’ using Google’s location ranking services.
July 16th, 2014
Here’s how small hotels can drive direct bookings and compete against larger hotel chains, simply by being online.
June 20th, 2014
Though there is a great deal of controversy in the industry, as to the importance of the online booking channel. At Little Hotelier we believe it is an operational imperative to include online channels in your distribution plan, if you want to generate the highest possible revenues and increase occupancy rates. 4 reasons why you […]