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Winter Showing Signs of Rebound in Southeast Resort Destinations; Still Lagging Behind Last Year

 

DENVER, COLO., Oct. 22, 2019—September’s booking pace improved overall performance at participating Southeast properties for the winter season, but having started the season in negative territory at the beginning of the season, there is still some ground to recover. The notable shift in lodging patterns was reported yesterday in the DestiMetrics Market Briefing by Inntopia, a report that encompasses nine Southeast destinations in five …

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The one room amenity that shows just how much Loge gets it.

It’s only been a dozen years since I last set foot in a classroom as a budding “marketing major” ready to take on the world.

At the time, students who spent time outdoors on the quad or other green areas on campus would just plop down under a tree on the grass, pull out their textbook, and get a little study + nature combo.

Not

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Summer Results Outpace Economy in Southeast: Winter Off to Slow Start

DENVER, COLO., Sept. 23, 2019— As expected, Southeast lodging properties in five southern states wrapped up the summer season in August with aggregated increases in both occupancy and revenues. However, the healthy pattern that prevailed throughout the summer months cooled off significantly for the first months of the upcoming winter season. The notable shift in lodging patterns was released Friday in DestiMetrics* Market Briefing by …

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Sipapu’s has it even more right than I thought.

Last winter I wrote about an offer that, as I dug into it, quickly went from “how does this make sense?” to “whoa, this is powerful.”

In a sentence, Sipapu gives you a free night of lodging when you buy a lift ticket. Here’s what I said at the time.

“Millions of skiers have been tempted by a ski vacation, but have never actually taken

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Inntopia Marketing Cloud Now Works With Vivaticket

What’s better than a new major integration? Nothing.

Inntopia Marketing Cloud, the CRM & Automated Marketing platform built for travel, is now connected to Vivaticket, one of the most popular and powerful ticketing and POS platforms for attractions.

We’re now able to pull robust guest and transaction data from Vivaticket, including for any purchase made online, on-site, or over the phone. This data

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Summer Occupancy Is Down At Western Mountain Destinations; Daily Rates Still Edging Up

Denver, Colo., July 18, 2019—After nearly seven years of consistent year-over-year growth, aggregated lodging results among 18 mountain communities in six western states is starting to experience small but measurable declines. The DestiMetrics’* monthly Market Briefing released yesterday by Inntopia, revealed that modest declines that started appearing more than a year ago are emerging as a slight, but consistent, negative trend.

For the month of …

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Southeast Destinations on Track for Strong Summer Lodging; Winter Patterns Changing

DENVER, COLO., June 18, 2019— With four of the six summer months (March through August) already “in the bank” or on-the-books, Southeast destination resorts in five states are on a solid path to surpass last summer’s occupancy, room rate, and revenue figures. All six summer months are pacing ahead of last year according to the most recent DestiMetrics* Market Briefing released yesterday by Inntopia with …

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New Innovative U Course: Inntopia-SMS Integration

Are you an Inntopia Commerce partner who is also using Springer-Miller Systems? If yes, are your platforms integrated? Integrating Inntopia Commerce with SMS will improve your efficiency and increase revenue.

This short video series (13 min.) will give you an overview of what to expect with the integration, what configuration is required for both platforms, and what some of the supported features are.

You’ll find …

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Why Hotels and Resorts Should Probably Run “Prime Day” Promotions

Guess what? This July 15 – 16, your guests are going to be primed to make a purchase. Yes, it’s a bit corny, but it’s true.

In just over two weeks, there’s an online shopping bonanza coming called Amazon Prime Day. Except this year, it’s actually two days. Your guests and prospects will likely have their wallets out, ready to pounce on a deal on …

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Southeast: Lodging Looking Strong For Remainder of Summer

The Highlights:

  • As of May 31, actual results for the month in a year-over-year comparison to last May
    • Aggregated actual occupancy for May was up 8.4 percent
    • Average Daily Rate (ADR) was up five percent
    • Revenues were up a dramatic 13.8 percent
  • As of May 31, for the six-month summer season from March through August using on-the-books figures in a year-over-year comparison to the same
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Mountain West: Moderate Rate Growth and Flat Occupancy Through Early Summer

While some participating mountain destinations are still offering limited snowsport activities, many are hustling to get their resorts and communities ready for summer activities and events following an extended winter season. In the most recent DestiMetrics* monthly Market Briefing released by Inntopia, the short-term outlook for lodging properties is showing continued healthy gains in daily rate despite nearly flat year-over-year occupancy.

Kicking off the …

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Southeast Destinations Finally Seeing Rate and Occupancy Stabilize

DENVER, COLO., May 23, 2019— After seven months of atypical lodging occupancy in nine resort destinations throughout the Southeast due to hurricane damage and recovery, bookings in the past 60 days appear to be shifting back to more familiar and stable pattern. Vermont-based Inntopia released their DestiMetrics* monthly Market Briefing yesterday with a summary of the normalizing patterns.

As of April 30, occupancy for the …

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Summer Rates Soften; Bookings Get Stronger at South Destinations

BRADENTON, Fla., April 17, 2019 — The Average Daily Rate (ADR) has softened during the past month at Southeast destinations and the lower rates are helping to drive increasingly rate-sensitive consumers to make bookings at participating lodging properties. The findings were released in the most recent DestiMetrics* Market Briefing by Inntopia and revealed that actual occupancy for the month of March, as of March 31, …

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Lodging Record Anticipated at Western Mountain Destinations for 2018-19 Winter Season

Denver, Colo., April 15, 2019—The question isn’t whether western mountain lodging will set an all-time record this season, the question is how big that record will be—and if the record will be for occupancy, rate, revenue, or all of them. In the most recent monthly DestiMetrics* Market Briefing released by Inntopia, as of March 31, aggregated actual occupancy for the full six-month season was up …

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Sick of OTA fees?

OTAs are like this chicken and you're like this cat. Hilarious!

Are you losing revenue and booking share to OTAs?

Believe it or not, a full 52% of people who book lodging via OTAs actually visit the property’s website before booking.

Why don’t all those people end up booking directly with the property? Sometimes it’s about wanting to bundle their lodging with other things, sometimes it comes down to ease of use, and sometimes it’s just …

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Winter Season Occupancy and Revenues Surge Ahead of Last Year at Southeast Lodging Properties

BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 17, 2019— For the winter months of September through February, participating lodging properties in five southeastern states are showing impressive year-over-year growth in both lodging and revenues compared to last winter. According to Destimetrics* monthly Market Briefing released yesterday by Inntopia, aggregated actual occupancy for nine Southeast tourist destinations in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia was up 22.5 percent for …

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Southeast Lodging Properties are Firing on All Cylinders Despite Major Storms

BRADENTON, Fla., Nov. 27, 2018 — Participating properties in nine Southeast destinations across five states comprising South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia are already off to a strong start for the winter season. In the most recent report released by Inntopia in their DestiMetrics* Monthly Market Briefing, aggregated data revealed that as of Oct. 31, aggregated occupancy for the winter season (September through February) …

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Summer Mountain Lodging Officially Posts Record; Pattern for Winter Bookings is Shifting

The six-month summer season for participating western mountain properties officially ended on Oct. 31. As of that date, the month of October wrapped up with a 4.2 percent dip in occupancy and a 4.3 percent gain in the Average Daily Rate (ADR) to finish with essentially flat revenue for the month—down 0. 1 percent when rounded compared to October 2017.  The results were released yesterday …

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Mountain Summer Lodging Poised to Post Another Record; Winter Bookings Cool Down

Economic momentum triumphed over wildfires and occasionally uncooperative weather to help western mountain lodging shake off Mother Nature’s curve balls and deliver what will almost certainly be the region’s fifth consecutive summer record for both occupancy and revenues—with one more month to go. As of Sept. 30, summer occupancy for the six months from May through October is up two percent compared to the same …

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New Partner: Distribute Your Lodging Inventory With CanadaStays

This is the first of several announcements we’ll be making over the next little while about new distribution partners. It’s an exciting time.

Inntopia’s developers and project managers have been working very hard to bring these new partners on board. The goal is to give users of Inntopia’s Commerce platform (specifically the omni-product reservation management system, or RMS) the ability to distribute, market, and sell …

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