The Mews Blog

Industry (12)

How Hotels and Hostels can Supercharge Direct Bookings


11 Sep 2017

The reality within the hotel industry is that online travel agencies (OTAs) are increasingly favoured by travellers who would rather have one...

Personalization: the future of the hotel experience for the on-demand generation


22 Aug 2017

At the recent conference in San Francisco, world renowned futurist Dr James Canton presented his anticipated blue-sky Hotels of the...

Why Saving the Planet with Free Pizza is the Modern Way of Upselling


27 Jul 2017

We have invited Erik from Oaky to write a guest-blog. We have seen a tremendous interest in their product in the last weeks since they went...

The trouble with being an Oracle and why the move to a cloud mindset is always..


31 Jan 2017

This week I read THIS blogpost, written by a hotelier about his frustrations with the industry’s leading Property Management Solution. What I...

Offering a 90s Guest Experience to your Guests in 2017


3 Jan 2017

Last week I checked into one of Europe’s most forward-thinking luxury boutique hotel brands. Being a hotelier myself, I am always on the...

“Let’s ignore mobile - what’s the worst that can happen?”


14 Nov 2016

So, the title is a little misleading, really. It’s not a real quote, but it seems to me to describe the state of mind of most of those that we...

7 Changes to Make an Instant Improvement Across Every Department


19 Oct 2016

As a general manager, every decision you make is scrutinised by your staff, and so being a leader requires you to affect every department in...

The hidden rising costs of OTAs


29 Sep 2016

Hotels are paying the price for inadequate security, and largely further enriching the OTAs in the process. We would like to expose one of...

​A Painless PMS Switch – Dream or Reality?


15 Aug 2016

Back when I was 25, I worked as the Front Office Manager at the Hilton Prague, a monster hotel of 800 bedrooms with a front office team of 65...

Overcoming the Challenges of Revenue Management in Hostels


22 Jul 2016

Hands up anyone, who knew what they wanted to do after leaving school? Like most people I didn’t really know what to study or which career...

How, Expedia and TripAdvisor are helping hotels drive more direct..


6 Jun 2016

Let’s be honest, if you’ve visited the Internet lately, it’s not hard to find AdWords ads from, Expedia or TripAdvisor. Big...

Drive More Conversions and Direct Bookings with Promotion Codes


13 May 2016

We’ve decided to highlight another of our favourite, but highly under-utilised features of Hotel Booking Engines: “Promotion Codes”. Creating...

Housekeeping: Improve Department Productivity and Guest Experience


13 May 2016

As a guest in a hotel how often do you consider the workload that the Housekeeping department has to go through to ensure they meet your needs?

Hotel Management from the Palm of your Hand


25 Sep 2014

Mews Systems unveils a unique mobile solution for hotels, apartments, B&Bs and hostels, presenting a radical rethink of the way these...

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