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Searching the web is a great way to stay caught up with the news and trends of your industry, but
sometimes frequently it can be overwhelming. Like anyone else, hoteliers need to be able to find great online sources that cut through the clutter. Here are three sites hospitality professionals should be checking daily to stay informed!
Hotel Chatter’s main strength is it’s quantity of content. It has a ton of stories and is updated frequently by its army of content creators. You will find no shortage of news and information on this site. Hotel Chatter is an exceptional tool for trying to determined the overall pulse of the industry. It’s a great resource for hard news, which includes a master list of hotel openings, as well as the occasional exclusive look inside of a new property.
HC also offers plenty of editorial content like Where to Buy your Own Hotel Bed and 5 Things Everyone Should do before Checking out of a Hotel.
Hotel Chatter is our go-to for industry news and is perfect for anyone who wants to become an instant expert on what’s happening in the world of hospitality
Hotel Marketing.com, as its name implies, gives a much more marketing centered approach to hotel news. Unlike Hotel Chatter this site doesn’t create content but rather curates information from a variety of sources.
The nice thing about Hotel Marketing is that while it does supply news, like Trends that could Shape Hotel Distribution in 2014. It also has plenty of practical information that a hotel marketer or GM could actually apply. The Benefits of Configuring part of your Hotel as ‘Third Space’ and How Hotels can be less Dependent on OTAs in 2014 are a few examples.
Hotel Marketing is a great way to stay up-to-date with marketing specific news and information.
Okay, while not a website per-se, Google Alerts is too useful to leave off a list like this.
Google Alerts allows users to set up alerts for whenever specific search terms come up in new online content. It’s a great way to monitor what people are saying about your brand or property online.
An especially nice feature of Google Alerts is its high level of customization. Users are able to adjust variables like type of content, from blog posts to news articles, as well as number of results Google gives you.
Google Alerts can be set up to automatically send notifications to an email address on daily, weekly and monthly basis,
Hotel professionals of the world, what sites do you use to stay informed? Let us know in our comment section below!