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Are Small Hotels In Asia Gearing Up For A Business Boom?

With hotels in Asia set to take on a boom of business travelers, here are our tips on how to attract this popular market to your small hotel.

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4 Easy Tactics That Will Improve Your Small Hotel’s Online Distribution In 2017

Improving your B&B’s distribution is reliant on your ability to be proactive and innovative with strategies to attract more travelers and drive more bookings. This blog explores the ideas…

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Will Transformative Travel Be A Dominant 2017 Trend?

Every year in the hotel industry brings a new trend and 2017 could be the year for transformative travel. What is it and how can it help your hotel?

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How Micro-Moments Can Boost Bookings at Your Small Hotel

With micro-moments, you can learn more about the customer journey and deepen your relationship with them to create a better and more informed hotel experience.

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6 Exclusive Millennial Distribution Trends for Small Hotels

The millennial traveler is someone who has a huge affect on other traveler behaviour and can strongly influence the attitudes of the industry.

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Small Hotel Trends: Key Travel Agent Predictions for 2017

The small hotel trends will keep coming in 2017. Find out what predictions the travel agents are making for the next 12 months in the travel industry.

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How To Remove The 5 Types Of Friction And Increase Direct Bookings

One of the biggest barriers to creating the direct relationships small hotels need is guest friction. Here’s what you can do to combat this.

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Is Tujia The Airbnb Of China? Watch This Space

If you haven’t heard of Tujia, you soon will. We discuss why it’s being called ‘the Airbnb of China’ and what it means for your small hotel.

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Digital Detoxers: Is Your Small Hotel Equipped to Attract Guests Who Switch Off?

It seems like we’re always talking about technology, but there’s actually a big chunk of travellers who like to switch off. Meet the digital detoxers. Here’s how you can attract them to your small hotel.

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The Pokemon Go Hotel Trend: Is it Right for Your B&B?

There’s been a recent craze around Pokemon go in the hospitality industry. The surprising thing is that hotels are capitalizing on it! Here’s what they’re doing (and why your B&B should consider it).

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New Research: UK Bed and Breakfasts are More Highly Rated Than Hotels

The results are in, and the numbers prove that bed and breakfast properties in the UK are more highly rated than hotels!

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Travel Trends for 2016: A Mid-Year Review

Earlier this year, we predicted the top travel trends for 2016 for small accommodation providers. Now it’s time for a good review, as we look at how they’re tracking.

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The Bleisure Travel Trend: Attracting Bleisure Guests to Your B&B

Who are ‘bleisure’ travelers, and how can you attract more of them to your bed and breakfast or small hotel?

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Mobile vs. Desktop: New Research for American Accommodation Providers

It seems like small accommodation providers are always hearing about mobile friendliness. But what about traditional desktop traffic? Find out the latest research in today’s post.

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Mobile-Friendly Websites and The Guest Experience: How Do They Line Up?

Which features of your hotel’s mobile-friendly website line up with the guest experience?

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Attracting Solo Travelers to Your Small Hotel or B&B

Solo travelers are an emerging type of guest that all B&B or small hotel owners should try to attract. Here’s what you need to know about who they are and how to get them to stay with you.

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What are the Best Types of Guests for Bed & Breakfasts?

Have you ever wondered what types of guests are the best fit for your bed and breakfast? Find out the key guest segments you should be targeting.

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The Latest News on Airbnb for Small Accommodation Providers

Here’s a summary on the latest news headlines surrounding the Airbnb booking site.

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The Changing Trends of Millennial Travelers (and How to Target Them)

The lucrative millennial travel segment is always changing in their expectations – how can you ensure you attract them to your small hotel?

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What are the Best Booking Sites for Small Hotels and B&Bs? [Video]

Watch this video to learn which booking sites are most profitable for small accommodation providers like small hotels, bed and breakfasts, and inns.

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Why TripAdvisor’s Ranking Algorithm Change Is A Good Thing for Small Hotels

TripAdvisor recently changed how it ranks hotels for researching travelers. Here’s why it’s a good thing for your small hotel.

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Why Your B&B Shouldn’t Be Scared of Airbnb

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.

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Millennial Marketing Trends for Small Hotels

Millennials are a small hotel’s ideal market. Here’s what you need to keep in mind when marketing to them.

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How to Guide More Travelers to Your Inn

Each traveler embarks on an online booking journey. Is your inn a part that journey or are you missing out? Here’s what you can do.

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A Deep-Dive Into The Millennial Traveler’s Online Booking Journey

Learn how to lead millennials to your property from these insights gained from the Millennial Traveler Report released by Future Foundation and Expedia.

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3 Unconventional Local Distribution Partners for B&Bs

Here are 3 not-so-obvious local businesses that you should definitely be partnering with as a way of boosting occupancy at your bed and breakfast.

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Help Travelers Find and Book Your B&B [Slides]

Check out these slides to learn some practical ideas on how to reach travelers during the planning, dreaming, booking and experiencing stages.

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AIHP and Little Hotelier Present: Small Property Trends to Tap Into in 2016

Little Hotelier has joined forces with the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP) to bring you this free live webinar: Small Property Trends to Tap Into in 2016.

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Google Shakes Up Mobile & Desktop: What It Means for Small Accommodation Providers

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.

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FREE Ebook: The Traveler’s Journey to Your Small Hotel

Download this free ebook to understand your traveler’s online booking journey, so that you can ensure it always leads to your small hotel.

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Should Your Small Hotel Sign Up to TripAdvisor Instant Booking?

TripAdvisor is rolling out its Instant Booking offering to more countries around the globe. Should your small hotel sign up? Let’s discuss.

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Which Online Booking Sites Work Best for Small Hotels? [Slides]

Wondering which online booking sites will bring reservations to your small hotel? Flick through these slides to find out.

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Why It’s Time to Spice Up the Romance at Your B&B

Here are some excellent ways to turn up the heat in your bed and breakfast to create the perfect romantic atmosphere.

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The Best Booking Sites for Thai Small Accommodation Providers [Infographic]

Which booking sites should Thai small accommodation providers use to attract a fresh set of guests this year? Find out with this handy infographic.

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The Best Online Booking Sites for Small Hotels in Australia and New Zealand

Check out this infographic to learn which booking sites are most profitable for small hotels in Australia and New Zealand.

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What Airbnb’s Rapid Uptake Means for Small Accommodation Providers

Here’s what Airbnb’s increasing popularity means for small hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and guesthouses.

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The Best Hotel Booking Sites for UK and Spanish Small Accommodation Providers [Infographic]

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.

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Which Online Hotel Booking Sites Should You Partner With? [Decision Tree]

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.

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The Best Hotel Booking Sites for Small Hotels in North America [Infographic]

Here’s a handy infographic on the best hotel booking sites for small hotels in the United States of America and Canada.

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What Are The Best Booking Sites for Small Hotels in 2016? [Infographic]

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.

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Exclusive Report: The Most Profitable Booking Sites in 2016 for Small Hotels

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.

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The Evolving State of Metasearch in 2016 [Video]

Watch this video to learn how you can harness metasearch engines to drive occupancy at your small hotel.

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What Are The Most Popular Amenities for Travelers in 2016? [Video]

Have a look at our on-demand video to learn which small hotel amenities are in high demand for the coming year.

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How to Drive Guest Loyalty in 2016 [Video]

Watch this quick video to learn how to drive guest loyalty at your B&B for the coming year.

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How to Attract More Health and Wellness Travelers in 2016 [Video]

Pick up some tips on how your B&B can satisfy an increasingly lucrative market of health and wellness travelers.

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Is ‘The Billboard Effect’ Still Effective for Small Hotels?

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.

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How to Attract More Chinese Travelers to Your B&B in 2016 [Video]

Pick up some tips on how your B&B can tap into the lucrative market of Chinese travelers.

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Top Trends in Travel in 2016 for Small Accommodation Providers [Slides]

It’s important to keep abreast of the latest trends in the small accommodation space. We’ve put together these slides so you can ramp up revenue in 2016.

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FREE On-Demand Video: Top Trends in Travel in 2016

Watch this video to be prepared for 2016 by harnessing the hottest travel trends for revenue at your small hotel, bed and breakfast, inn, or guesthouse.

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Why Everyone is Talking About TripTease’s Price Check Widget

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.

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Trivago Jumps on the Instant Booking Bandwagon: What Does it Mean for Your B&B?

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.

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High Tea & Trends: 2016’s Top Trends for UK Bed & Breakfasts

Here are some points from our presentation with B&B Association’s David Weston on how to capitalise on emerging traveller trends.

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Expedia buys HomeAway: What it Means for Your Small Hotel

Read this post to learn what Expedia’s recent acquisition of HomeAway means for your small hotel, bed and breakfast, inn, or guest house.

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Which Types of Travelers Should Small Hotels Target?

Do your skills lie in being a great accommodation provider – not in marketing? Here’s how you can attract the most lucrative types of guests to your B&B.

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3 Clever Ways To Get More Millennial Guests

Millennials just may be the key to achieving guest loyalty at your small hotel. Find out how you can attract them to your property.

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FREE Ebook: Travel Trends 2016 for Small Accommodation Providers

2016 is ushering in a new era for small accommodation providers… Are you prepared? Learn how to use the 2016 top traveler trends to your advantage!

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3 Must-Have Amenities for Your Bed & Breakfast

Do you have these must-have amenities that travelers find most influential when booking an accommodation? Find out.

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Google Updates: Bye Bye Hotel Finder, Hello More Options for Small Hotels

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.

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What’s New With Rate Parity: A Breakdown for Small Hotels

We discuss the recent changes to rate parity laws in France, and what it means for small hotels around the globe.

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Small Hotels, You Have The Upper Hand

Small accommodation providers, big hotels are NOT your competition. In fact, we’d go as far as saying that you’ve got the upper hand. Here’s why.

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How Can Meta Search Engines Benefit Small Hotels?

Here’s how meta search engines can benefit small hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and guesthouses.

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How to Adapt to the Health & Wellness Trend (On An Innkeeper’s Budget)

As a small accommodation provider, it’s impossible to shell out millions of dollars on health and wellness facilities. How can you adapt?

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The Best Way to Cater to Business Travelers at Your Small Hotel

Learn how to attract and service business travelers at your small hotel.

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Fast-Track Direct Bookings With Your Hotel Website’s Online Payment Process

Here are some key insights from Worldpay on how you can optimize your hotel website’s payment journey for travelers across the globe.

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3 Traveler Trends Small Hotels Should Respond to in 2015

Revealed – TripAdvisor’s top traveler trends for small hotels, and how you can adapt.

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Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Millennial Travelers

Here are your most burning questions about millennial travelers answered – so that you can capture their online reservations for your small hotel.

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How to Get More Guests: A Hotelier’s Inside Scoop [Guest Blog]

Acclaimed bed and breakfast coach, Yvonne Halling, gives us the inside scoop on how to get more guests.

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Small Hotels, Get Mobile-Friendly or Get Left Behind

The mobile trend has become an unavoidable necessity for small hotel websites. Here are the latest stats and tips on going mobile for small hotels in 2015.

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FREE Ebook: How to Play the Online Channels Like A Pro – Tips for Small Accommodation Providers

This eBook is for any small accommodation provider who wants insider tips on how to work with online booking sites to get more bookings.

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Online Booking Tips from Booking.com: What Small Hotels Can Do [Interview]

Booking.com talks to us about how they can help small hotels get more online reservations.

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The Ultimate Formula to Attract Global Travelers to Your Inn [Slides]

Innkeepers can leverage the internet in the following ways in order to attract global guests to stay at their inn.

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How American Innkeepers Can Attract European Travelers

Record-breaking numbers of European travelers are coming to the US. How can American innkeepers get more reservations from them?

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Online Booking Tips from TripAdvisor: What Small Hotels Can Do [Interview]

TripAdvisor talks to us about how they can help small hotels manage their online reputation and more importantly, get more online bookings.

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How Can Bed & Breakfasts Attract UK Travelers? [New Research]

A statistic-filled infographic along with some tips on how bed & breakfasts can attract UK travelers to their properties.

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What Does TripAdvisor’s ‘Instant Booking’ Option Mean for Your Small Hotel?

Good news for small accommodation providers – you can now take advantage of TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking option on TripConnect.

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How Can Small Hotels Work With Global Distribution Systems (GDS)?

Here’s what small accommodation providers must know about working with global distribution systems (GDS).

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3 Essential Steps to Attracting Chinese Millennials to Your Small Hotel

Here is how you can get Chinese millennial travelers to find your small hotel and make a booking with you.

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The Significance of Hotel Metasearch Engines for Small Accommodation Providers

Discover and understand how metasearch works, so you can use it to your advantage and get more direct, commission-free bookings via your website.

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What TripAdvisor’s New Neighborhoods Feature Means for Small Hotels

What small accommodation providers need to know TripAdvisor’s new ‘Neighborhoods’ feature, including how to use it to their advantage.

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The Top 10 Booking Sites in 2014 for Small Accommodation Providers [Infographic]

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.

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How To Use TripConnect for Small Hotels or Bed & Breakfasts

Is TripConnect worth experimenting with? And how exactly should small hotels go about it? Let’s take a closer look.

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Which OTAs Should Small Hoteliers Connect To and Why?

With so many options, how do small hotels prioritise which OTA to partner with? Here are some guidelines.

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How a Small Hotelier can Target International and Chinese Travellers

Think your hotel is too small to target international and Chinese travellers? Think again. Use these strategies and watch the bookings pour in.

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