As HMS Hotel Management System, we are working for make our valued partners’ jobs easier.
During this challenging Covid Epidemic, we have developed a form where you can record Travel Information, Contact Information, Disease Information and daily Body Temperature Information that you have to keep for your guests, and we have made it available to you, as free.
Now all you need to do is to enter the guest list in the reservation and print out the Covid-19 Certificate.
Whether you’re a boutique property, an upscale resort, or anywhere in between, all hotels endure days, weeks, months when vacancies outnumber occupancies. Every hotel or resort has a slow period, an off-season when a hush falls over your property and your hotel marketing team is scrambling for ways to fill rooms.
While we can all dream about one day enjoying a bustling hotel year-round, until then let’s carve out hotel marketing strategies to increase occupancy and boost revenue during your low-demand periods. Here are tactics to build into your hospitality marketing strategies to increase hotel room occupancy during off-season emptiness.
Get to know the ebb and flow of your occupancy. What are the weekends, weeks, months when your hotel slows down? Review your hotel’s monthly forecast and identify the times that occupancy has been consistently low. The earlier you start planning for your need date period, the more time you have to brainstorm with your team and build effective strategies to boost room bookings during that time. You should be developing your strategy two to three months in advance.
Updating your pricing policy as periodical and changing your room prices according to occupancy rate of hotel is so important for increase or decrease the sell rates.
For instance, at the peak periods or when you have a few rooms left, you can increase your room prices for get more profit from the reservations. Or exact opposite at the off-season you can decrease room prices for get more reservations. Let’s practice about that.
First of all, you need to check your forecast report. In this report you can change the date from top of the page and you can find the occupancy rate day to day and monthly total at this report. According to these rates you can set a course for get more reservations. In this case as you can see, your occupancy rate is so low. So, you can decrease the room prices.
For the show your prices you can use Period Prices > Overview buttons on the left menu. If these prices need some discount, you can use the Batch Updates for decrease them. For instance, let’s make some discount like ten per cent.
In the exact opposite case, we can increase them for get more profit on the peak season.
Another option for get more profit is Non-Refundable pricing policy. You can use that policy if you want to get your money for canceled reservations too. Non-refundable rates are cheaper than the refundable rates and guests prefer the Non-refundable rates then Flex rates because of that.
Some times your guests can’t use these reservations. If that happens that means you can sell that room to another one without losing any profit.
For the setting that Non-refundable rate, you can use Facility > Room Type button on the left menu. In the Room Type List, you need to edit a room type. After that you need to click Pricing Policy option.
In the Pricing Policy page, you can change your per-person rates and non-refundable rates.
You can use HMS Online Reservation Module for get reservations from your official website without paying commission. This module works as integrated with your PMS system and get prices, restrictions and availabilities from it. Also, you can change the prices with special value for it on the batch update screen.
Let’s make an example reservation for the hotel. First of all, guests need to select a room and room count. After that, they can go to next step with using Make Reservation button.
In this screen your guests will fill the guest information.
After that they can go to next step, the payment screen. You can manage these payment options at HMS with using Tools > Finance > Payment Type page on the left menu. At the end, guest will Create Reservation. If guest selects the Mail Order option, you will get the credit card information on the Channel Reservation page.
As you can see, the reservation is placed to room which is a Family Room. After that you can change the room number if you want.
For editing and uploading your room type photos, you can use Facility > Room Type option on the left menu. On this page, you need to edit which room type you want to upload photos. After that, click the Photos button. On this section, you can upload new photo or delete which is uploaded before. When everything is ready, you need to save it.
IT’S RIGHT TIME TO USE HMS HOTEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The best method is using the channel manager to manage your facility in the best way and save you from unnecessary workload and time loss during these uncertain times that you prepare for new reservations. Your channel manager should be working faster than ever, especially while waiting for the new season. Therefore, with our channel manager system;
- Transmitting instant data flow to OTAs in the fastest way and shortest time,
- Easily manage cancellations and date changes during this epidemic when reservation changes are intense,
- Update your periodic prices, restrictions and availability on OTAs with one click,
- You will have a channel manager that you can integrate with without fear of how to manage with a large number of channels.
In this process, where risk and process management, finance and income management are more important than ever, you can easily manage your facility with the help of our expert staff by working with HMS.
Contact now and enjoy the benefits of using HMS.
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COVID-19 epidemic spread all around the world and most of business sectors affected negatively. The tourism sector is also at the top of the table as one of the sectors most affected. We will have some suggestions for you to manage this period in the most effective way. During this period, everyone’s thought is to reduce their expenses. As HMS, remember that we are with you to while you reducing your costs.
First of all, we need to be aware that these uncertain times will be end and make long-term forward-looking decisions. For this reason, we would like to state that we cannot think about what we say in the short term, but we can improve your facility prospectively. For this, here are our ideas;
– Leave the management of your facility to HMS with fair prices. In order to support you in this process, we also offer our free first month subscription options, the hotel management system you need and our Channel Manager system that works integrated with online platforms. You will not need to buy it separately, so you will not spend extra unnecessary money and keep your money in your pocket in such a period like now.
– Your sales will increase with the commission-free online booking module.
– By contracting with direct sale channels and adding online travel agencies that you have not contracted before, you will strengthen your online platform, maximize your sales and prevent your hotel from being empty. Agreement with maximum online travel agencies will increase your presence and visibility on the online platform.
We offer you both the channel manager and the hotel program on a single platform without paying too much for other channel managers and hotel programs and without having to buy them separately. You have many good reasons to choose us and the most important ones are;
– Budget-friendly and economical
– First month free use option
– No Commission for Online Reservation Module
– Everything you need on one platform
– Hotel Management System and Channel Manager in one platform
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