Get more direct bookings with your own booking engine on your web site

A very hot topic today among independent hotels in Europe is its dependence on booking.com as the dominant external channel for bookings. On one hand the perception is that it is a great tool to fill up with bookings without any marketing efforts. On the other hand many feel disconnected from their guests not being able to communicate with them or in an efficient way collect contact details for further communication and repeat visits. One thing does not have to exclude the other. However, to be in control of…

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The Stressful life of a hotel owner

We know from experience that being the owner of a small hotel can be very stressful. Wearing different hats is just an understatement, rather wearing every hat there is defines the condition better. So, what can you do about it? How can you manage to, not only, survive but also develop your business, increase your service to customers and empower you employees at the same time? Finding the answers to these questions is what we strive for everyday at Roombler. We know it is possible to create working conditions were…

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