Top Hotel Marketing Blogs & Websites To Read Right Now
There are many different ways to keep up with the latest hotel industry news. There’s the business section of your favorite print newspaper or social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. You can subscribe to a dozen email newsletters or set up a specific Google alert.
Personally, I go with “all of the above.”
But no one likes an overflowing inbox or cluttered social media feed. How do you wade through all the memes and garbage sale alerts to get directly to the most relevant insights?
If you like to use Twitter, you can follow my Hotel & Hospitality News list. This Twitter list includes some of my favorite sources for hotel marketers and management. Otherwise, keep reading for my favorite hotel marketing blogs and hospitality industry news sites.
Cvent is a SaaS company specializing in meetings and events software solutions. Their blog is chock-full of valuable insights for hotels. If you want to learn how to attract meeting planners, expand your technology offering, and get ahead of the latest group booking trends, Cvent’s blog is a great place to go.
David Lund: Hotel Financial Coach
I personally attended one of David’s hotel financial leadership workshops years ago and learned so much. His blog is a wealth of information on hotel finances, budgets, accounting, and importantly, team empowerment.
More of a news site than a blog, HospitalityNet is another must-read for hotel marketers and managers. HospitalityNet is also focused entirely on the hospitality industry, so you know you can always find the latest direct booking drama, relevant search engine optimization tips, and online travel distribution trends.
One of my favorite industry print reads is HOTELS magazine. You’ll have to create a free account to read the blog or receive the print edition, but it’s a no-brainer. The blog holds a number of great articles written by hospitality industry leaders on topics ranging from hotel revenue management to digital marketing.
Hotel Speak is one of my go-to resources for interesting insights from fellow hotel marketers and hospitality industry thought leaders. Hotel Speak publishes opinion articles and news stories geared specifically for hoteliers, making it one of the most relevant hotel marketing blogs around.
Looking at the hospitality and travel industry as a whole, hoteliers can learn a lot from reading PhocusWire from PhocusWright. Topical news stories range from technology platform updates and booking trends to international tourism perspectives and industry special reports.
Revinate is one of the hospitality industry’s leading providers of reputation management software. Their blog is also a particularly great resource on all things CRM, email marketing, and online reputation. They also publish useful, in-depth market insights and fantastic infographics.
Also a news media website, Skift is one of the top sources for breaking news in the tourism and travel space. They lead the industry with in-depth, deep-dive reports on distribution and revenue management, among other topics. Skift also publishes thoughtful editorial pieces on the impact of overtourism, the rise of wellness and experiential travel, and more.
Author Debbie Miller is a hospitality social media pro. Her website, Social Hospitality, is a great resource for useful blog posts on all things social media, influencer marketing, and digital communications for hotels and restaurants.
Travel Massive is a global community of travel, tourism, and hospitality professionals. I highly recommend creating an account (it’s free — here’s mine!), in order to connect with other brands and professionals, and participate in their events. Travel Massive’s blog is a great resource for in-depth interviews, useful webinars, and travel industry articles.
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