A marketing manager in the hotel industry is responsible for maximizing a hotel’s revenues by developing programs to increase occupancy and make profitable use of its accommodation, meeting and leisure facilities. A hotel marketing manager must maintain awareness of the factors that influence the hotel industry and gain a deep understanding of the needs and attitudes of a hotel’s customers. A hotel marketing manager will be responsible for coordinating marketing and promotional activities to meet customer needs, working closely with other hotel staff to ensure customers are satisfied with the facilities and their time there.
Customers may choose a hotel on the basis of its location; its access to road, rail or air travel; its meeting facilities; its reputation for hospitality; or its price. As a marketing manager, you must identify the factors that shape your hotel’s appeal to customers. Monitor customer reviews on your own website or on hotel booking sites to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your hotel. Speak to guests in person or in followup calls. Review travel industry research to identify trends that could affect your hotel, such as increasing demand for low-cost family accommodations, or fuel prices, or better facilities for business travelers, for example. Continue reading →
There is a “Seven P Formula” you should use to continually evaluate and reevaluate your business activities. As a key to business success, the 3 key components to creating success is: Get Seen – Get Heard – Get Found! With tons of competition out there and more coming every day, you have got to bring attention to yourself and your product and service. By carefully evaluating and maximizing The seven P formula will help you build a brand and bring you success.
These seven are: product, price, promotion, place, packaging, positioning and people. As products, markets, customers and needs change rapidly, you must continually revisit these seven Ps to make sure you’re on track and achieving the maximum results possible for you in today’s marketplace. Continue reading →