Joshua Meehan

Joshua Meehan

WiFi Security Concerns for Every Hotelier

Joshua Meehan
January 28, 2017
cyberlock
Recently the FCC has put their foot down on the fight over WiFi Blocking in hotels. They have ruled that...
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Improving Service During Peak Demand

Joshua Meehan
April 28, 2015
people waiting in line
Many larger or luxury and 5 star properties have rigid customer service standards that are made primarily possible by having...
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Uncluttering the Hotelier’s Inbox

Joshua Meehan
April 10, 2015
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The life of an independent hotelier can be a hectic one. With so many things to manage it’s not difficult...
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Charging Solutions for the Forgetful Guest

Joshua Meehan
April 3, 2015
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When a guest forgets to bring their toothbrush or shampoo, they don’t tend to worry because most hotels will have...
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Keeping Watch on the AirBnB Competition

Joshua Meehan
March 13, 2015
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Traditionally when new competition moves into a hotel’s territory there is enough time to prepare and adjust marketing and pricing...
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Protecting Your Guest Information

Joshua Meehan
March 6, 2015
darpa big data
In todays digital world, it’s becoming very common to see reports of cyber criminals breaking into the servers of some...
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Making hotels interactive with iBeacons

Joshua Meehan
February 26, 2015
iBeacon
iBeacons are a small communication device that, with the user’s permission, uses Bluetooth technology to trigger activities, launch websites, play videos or offer coupons and information on a traveler’s smartphone.
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The Fight Against the OTAs starts at Check-In

Joshua Meehan
February 20, 2015
a hotel
With only two major players left in the OTA space, Expedia and Priceline can make and play by their own rules. Find out what you can do to combat that.
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Boost Revenue by Selling Time Between Reservations

Joshua Meehan
February 13, 2015
roll of cash
For most hotels, cutting all ties with the OTAs isn’t feasible. Their reservations make up a sizable portion of a...
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Content Marketing Done Right: Hotel Edition

Joshua Meehan
February 9, 2015
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As the new year rolled around, many hotel internet marketing companies featured webinars discussing new strategies that hotels...
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Educating Guests Away from the OTAs

Joshua Meehan
January 22, 2015
fresh idea
A recent article posted on HotelSpeak highlighted Shrine Hotel’s new strategy for keeping potential guests on their website. They...
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Using Feedback Loops to Improve Reviews

Joshua Meehan
January 14, 2015
feedback loop
For a lot of travelers, after a guest checks in they may not have an interaction with the hotel staff...
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How Google Now is Improving Travel

Joshua Meehan
January 8, 2015
Google Now
It seems that with every new release, smartphones are changing everything. They have had a significant impact on the travel...
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Benefits of a Flexible Cancellation Policy

Joshua Meehan
December 24, 2014
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When plans change or the unforeseen happens, there are few options available for the guest. Here is how smart hoteliers can use this to their advantage.
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The Art of Overbooking

Joshua Meehan
December 17, 2014
sorry no vacancy sign
Even with enough reservations to fill a hotel, there are always last-minute cancellations or no-shows. Because of this, it’s common practice for hotels to oversell on busy nights purposefully.
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Encouraging Guest Phone Reservations

Joshua Meehan
December 10, 2014
orange corded telephone
Hoteliers operating smaller properties often don’t have the support they need to spend time developing a proper promotional strategy.
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The Values of Discounting

Joshua Meehan
December 3, 2014
sale tags
A study by The University of Minnesota took a look at how shoppers perceive discounts and value-added items when shopping.
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Looking to Enhance Your Website?

Joshua Meehan
October 10, 2014
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This shift in trip planning is a unique opportunity for hotels to attract more direct bookings. So what kind of videos should you be hosting on your hotel's webpage?
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How Fast Is Your WiFi? Guests Need To Know!

Joshua Meehan
October 2, 2014
Wifi speedometer
WiFi availability is consistently rated as a top factor in the decisions making process when booking a hotel. Most guests expect it to be free, but some are still willing to pay for higher quality service.
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Creating an Immersive Guest Experience

Joshua Meehan
September 24, 2014
people enjoying their trip
Some travelers are looking for a more immersive experience from their hotel as soon as they book a reservation. But what does a more immersive experience look like?
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Revenue Management for Busy Hoteliers

Joshua Meehan
September 18, 2014
hand showing time is money
Revenue Management is a full-time job regardless of the property size, but its complexities can be overwhelming for someone wearing as many hats as the GM.
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A Sharing Economy Strategy for Hotels

Joshua Meehan
September 11, 2014
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With the sharing economy idea taking off, is there a way hoteliers can incorporate it into their property?
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Overlooked Features of A Soft Remodel

Joshua Meehan
September 3, 2014
Hotel room
We can’t fight aging and neither can our hotels. Carpets will get matted, and paint will begin to peel. Keeping things clean daily is a great way to prolong the life of a property, but eventually, the property will require a facelift.
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Convenience is Key w/ NFC But is it Right For You?

Joshua Meehan
August 6, 2014
hotel Mobile Keys Door Phone
The cost to install and educate guests about these locks is disproportionate from their current benefits. With most technology, prices tend to drop quickly, and incorporating it into your property will be much easier.
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Creative Marketing During High Demand Periods

Joshua Meehan
July 30, 2014
woman screaming into megaphone
What can the hotels farther away do to build value around the event to help entice guests to book first?
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Integrate Software to Increase Productivity

Joshua Meehan
July 9, 2014
system software update
Staying tech current doesn’t stop at guest amenities. There are considerable opportunities to keep your office systems up to date, as well.
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Building Value For Guests Through Package Deals

Joshua Meehan
July 2, 2014
hotel Packages
With a little creativity any property can leverage their surrounding area and offer something unique that sets them apart from their competition.
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Hidden Opportunities in Online Forums

Joshua Meehan
June 19, 2014
Blog comments
Time spent in these forums can uncover a lot of opportunities for hoteliers to educate themselves and actively participate and influence the buying process.
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Pricing Strategies That Are Worth Testing

Joshua Meehan
June 6, 2014
person with their credit card out
It’s no secret that price is one of the most prominent factors guests consider when shopping for a room. Trying to set those prices to remain attractive and still profitable can be a challenge.
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Combat Review Blackmail

Joshua Meehan
May 14, 2014
woman holding hands to head because of bad review
Online reviews are a crucial part of a hotel’s appearance online. When a hotel is first building their review base, each entry can carry a lot of weight in how a hotel appears online.
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Secure Your Guest Information

Joshua Meehan
May 7, 2014
blue lock
What happens when a guest's identity gets stolen, and the leak can be traced back to your hotel? Those reviews are going to have a much more damaging effect.
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Benefits of Empowering Your Staff

Joshua Meehan
May 1, 2014
woman taking credit card for payment at hotel
Entry-level positions have a lot of things in common, regardless of the industry. Depending on the mentality of the employee, they are either jobs or careers.
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Get the Most Out of TripAdvisor

Joshua Meehan
April 14, 2014
tripadvisor logo
Once up and running, TripAdvisor can help manage and promote the growth of a properties profile in several ways.
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TripAdvisor’s ‘Review Express’ to Maximize Reviews

Joshua Meehan
April 1, 2014
a happy woman on her computer
TripAdvisor launched a product aimed at increasing your property reviews and exposure on TripAdvisor.
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