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The perfect guide of hotel email marketing to increase your bookings


30 Jan 2023

Despite all the attention social media and mobile marketing gets, direct - or hotel email marketing - remains the most powerful digital...

Learnings from the Mews Data Dive: the state of hospitality in H2 2022


27 Jan 2023

How was 2022 for you? Are you happy with your property’s performance? Sometimes it can be tricky to answer this question without wider context;...

Best 15 ideas to enhance hotel guest experience


26 Jan 2023

If you’re looking for ideas to enhance the hotel guest experience, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to tell you that the small details do...

The cashless hotel – a futuristic dream or a real possibility?


19 Jan 2023

Cashless hotels? That’s right, non-cash transactions are slowly taking over, there’s no doubt about it. Credit and debit card payments have become...

How do hotels compare to Airbnb and what can hoteliers learn from it?


19 Jan 2023

You may be wondering what the difference between Airbnb vs. hotel is. Airbnb has essentially changed the way consumers travel by offering a...

What is a hostel, and how does it compare to Airbnbs and hotels?


16 Jan 2023

You may be wondering what is a hostel and how does it compare to Airbnbs and hotels. While hostels and hotels are run and operated by...

The perfect guide to hotel distribution channel strategy


3 Jan 2023

Understanding the best hotel distribution channels for your hotel is one of the keys to the profitability. The right mix of direct channels like your...

How the internet of things (IoT) benefits the hospitality industry


21 Dec 2022

The concept of IoT in hospitality continues to evolve and spread, allowing hotels to automate all aspects of their hotel services thanks to a network...

Top reads in 2022: the best hospitality content of the year


20 Dec 2022

We’re not sure about you, but 2022 felt like a busy year. There was a lot going on, globally but also in the world of hospitality. Staff shortages...

How to add and list your hotel on Google


19 Dec 2022

Are you looking to add your hotel on Google? Google is the place to be if you want to increase your online visibility and sales, as well as build...

Why we raised $185mil and what’s next for Mews and hospitality?


15 Dec 2022

I’m delighted to share that Mews has raised a $185mil Series C investment round from a host of leading investment firms. I’d like to talk a little...

What are the tasks and responsibilities of a revenue manager in a hotel?


12 Dec 2022

The revenue manager of a hotel is a very important role since they are in charge of managing room rates, establishing agreements about commissions...

What are the duties and responsibilities of a hotel food and beverage manager?


9 Dec 2022

A food and beverage manager is in charge of overseeing the running of a hotel’s restaurant and bar. They plan, forecast, execute orders and ensure...

Seven ways for hotels to prevent high energy costs


7 Dec 2022

As prices soar across the globe, hoteliers must find ways to control hotel energy costs in order to stay competitive in a highly price-sensitive...

What are the skills and responsibilities of a hotel IT leader?


6 Dec 2022

An IT leader is an extremely important role in the hospitality industry. They must possess strong management and interpersonal skills, as well as...

What are the roles and responsibilities of a General Manager in hotels?


18 Nov 2022

A hotel General Manager is the figure who is responsible for executing the strategic goals of a hotel and ensuring that everyone is performing in...

Hotel industry trends to watch out for in 2023


16 Nov 2022

As a modern hotelier, you need to stay on track of the latest hotel trends. They will help serve as a North Star to direct your efforts and...

How does self-service technology impact hotel guest experience?


15 Nov 2022

In a digitally-driven world, having a technology-forward hotel is essential to manage and exceed guest expectations. Self-service technology is a...

The typical organizational structure of a hotel


14 Nov 2022

The organizational structure of a hotel is an important part of making sure your property runs smoothly. No matter the size, the hotel structure...

Mews is a Major Player: what the IDC MarketScape PMS Vendor Assessment means


9 Nov 2022

This week, IDC released their IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Hospitality Property Management Systems 2022 Vendor Assessment (doc #US48098122, November...

What is POS reporting and how it can improve your hotel’s growth


4 Nov 2022

POS reporting can boost your hotel’s growth by giving important insights as to your top performing departments, employees and times of day for making...

What are the differences between cloud and legacy POS systems?


21 Oct 2022

Legacy POS systems are traditional POS (point of sale) systems that must be physically located on the premises of your hotel because information is...

What is the difference between a POS system and a cash register?


13 Oct 2022

You may be wondering, what is a POS cash register? Is a POS system actually the same as a cash register? There’s a lot to keep in mind when you’re...

The benefits of digital ordering in hotel restaurants


26 Sep 2022

Digital ordering, once considered the wave of the future, is now firmly here to stay. This is good news because it’s a win-win for all parties...

What is an EPOS system and why should you use one in your hotel?


23 Sep 2022

You may be wondering: what is an EPOS system and how it can benefit my hotel? You’ve come to the right place. Essentially, an EPOS combines hardware...

Perfecting financial statements: how to prepare for outside investment


22 Sep 2022

Many startups and growing companies are dreaming about an IPO or getting the big investor on board to grow the company to unicorn status and beyond....

What are point of sale transactions in the hospitality industry?


16 Sep 2022

You may be wondering: what is a POS transaction and how does it work in the hospitality industry? POS stands for point of sale and it’s used to...

Why use a point-of-sale system (POS) for inventory management?


15 Sep 2022

POS inventory management is the process of using a point of sale system to successfully manage supply. In the case of hotels, you can use the POS to...

What is glamping and what are its differences to camping?


13 Sep 2022

You may be wondering what is glamping and how does it differ from camping? Glamping is essentially glamorous camping, which means it combines the...

11 best ideas to make your hotel eco-friendly


12 Sep 2022

An eco-friendly hotel is not just about greenwashing – i.e. making your hotel sound more appealing to attract more people – it's about a real...

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