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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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Could adding PayPal to your website significantly increase your bookings?

It’s easy to ignore the final step of your booking funnel – payment processing. It seems automatic, right? If someone gets all the way to the end of the checkout process and has decided to buy, surely typing in a credit card number isn’t going to stop them.

But it does. In fact, a 2018 study from comScore showed that conversion rates vary drastically between …

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Lessons from the Live Email Template Review at INSIGHT 2019

The INSIGHT 2019 user conference is a wrap and feedback from attendees is rolling in. We are happy to see the positive reviews for the Live Email Template Review session – it’s clear that folks liked the interactive, workshop-style presentation.

This session would not have happened without you, so a big thank you to all who submitted templates, attended the session, and participated in 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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As Expected, Snowy Winter Sets New Records at Western Mountain Destinations

The long winter season that continued to deliver abundant snowfall even through late spring resulted in a new all-time aggregated record for occupancy, rate, and revenue among participating destination mountain resorts in six western states. Inntopia released their DestiMetrics’* monthly Market Briefing yesterday with the final results of the 2018-19 winter season and an updated report on bookings for the upcoming summer.

The winter season …

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Why “staff friendliness” is a key selling point for Nakoma.

The next time you’re holding lunch in one hand and your phone in the other, try a little experiment. Find a nearby hotel or resort and read their absolute worst reviews on TripAdvisor.

If your experience is anything like mine, you’ll find a common thread among those reviews: employees. “Rude” is typically the common denominator that underlies a principle that a friend of mine describes …

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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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New PMS Integration – CampLife (formerly Sunrise/Campground Automation Systems)

There’s nothing quite like camping. But unlike camping, managing and selling campsites and campground facilities should not be a back-to-basics situation.

Until now, it’s been pretty tough to integrate campsites into a comprehensive one-cart booking solution. Maybe you manage a ski resort that also has a campground during the summer. Maybe you manage a whole slew of camping facilities on behalf of a state parks …

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Tourism and Storm Recovery Combine for Strong Winter – Pattern Carries Into Summer Bookings

BRADENTON, Fla., March 20, 2019— The most recent DestiMetrics* Market Briefing for the Southeast region released yesterday by Inntopia, provided the final results for participating lodging properties for both the month of February and for the full winter season from September through February.  As of Feb. 28, actual aggregated occupancy for the month of February was up 11.5 percent compared to February 2018 while the …

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