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What does NFC technology bring to hotels?

NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology standard based on identification by RFID (radio-frequency identification) that does not require an internal power supply to operate and can transmit information wirelessly from small distances. It is the same technology that allows secure payments from mobile (such as Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay) known as "contactless", contactless payment.   A user simply puts their phone within the reach of an. . .

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Mail-marketing: an alliance between hotels and destinations

    The Secretariat of Tourism of the State of Querétaro in Mexico has been developing a digital promotion initiative with the Queretaro Hotel Association for more than three months, where both parties support each other to carry out direct marketing, and the results are being very positive, obtaining mutual benefit. The HOTELS need to exploit their customer database to increase profitability (loyalty and referrals) through direct digital marketing, but lack attractive and. . .

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TripAdvisor ranking, do you know how it works?

In a recent visit to a hotel, meeting with his head of marketing and communication, he told us worried: "we have to do something, we have to climb positions in the TripAdvisor ranking; we are in position 63, we have consulted with them (TripAdvisor) and they tell us that the most important thing is that we have more opinions…"; this is how the "hamster wheel" race starts on TripAdvisor for. . .

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(Niggling) doubts about GDPR in Hotel operations

After the fateful May 25, and with some more perspective, we observe disparity of strategies and tactics that hotels are using to comply with the new data protection regulation. We will highlight some aspects that we are finding, and that we believe positive to discuss approaches in an open and constructive way. We use the question / answer format that we believe facilitates understanding and analysis.   Is it ALWAYS necessary. . .

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How to program and automate your direct digital marketing

For an independent hotel or a small chain, there are no chances to compete in the battle for customer acquisition with the OTA’s or “Metas”; they have the captive search traffic (by positioning SEO and SEM), in any platform that you look at, so your acquisition strategy has to work with  those traffic sources. But there is life beyond search marketing. Direct digital marketing (DDM), that eternal sidekick, is not. . .

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