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A groundbreaking new report by the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. explores sustainability in the hospitality industry and examines ways in which hotels are incorporating eco-friendly best practices into both operations and construction. The study includes insights from leading hotel owners, developers and investors.

Every hotel owner wants to know how he can increase the traffic to the website, and at the same time, boost direct bookings. The key to accomplish both the objectives is to design a site that is accessible even to disabled people. It will not only improve the usability for all types of visitors, but it will also improve your market penetration. Designing ADA website is also very imperative to prevent legitimate complications. In addition to this, an ADA feature will aid in improving the website performance in search engines.

The underappreciated city of Minneapolis served as host for the 2019 edition of HITEC (produced by HFTP) which wrapped up its most recent four-day run on June 20, 2019. In the days and weeks leading up to the event, meeting solicitations and party invites filled my inbox at a growth rate any VC or entrepreneur would envy. As a first-timer to this international hospitality technology behemoth, it became apparent that HITEC actually begins a few weeks prior to when that first request or invitation lands in your over-stuffed inbox.

Time is limited. Once it’s gone, you can’t gain it back. Similarly, once a room goes unsold for a night, it will go unsold forever. There’s no way to recover that loss, because there’s no way to go back in time.
 
Many hotels fight this limitation by trying to sell as many rooms as possible. If all the rooms are completely booked, time no longer becomes a factor. But most don’t have the luxury of being at-capacity every single night. That’s why last-minute booking apps are growing in popularity in the industry, where hotels can make the most of each day. These apps specifically target guests who don’t plan far in advance, seeking accommodations from one week to one minute later.
 
There are several different ways your hotel can benefit from using last-minute booking apps in your business strategy.

IoT is Coming, Jon Snow…
Posted: 05/21/2019

Hospitality is prime for the coming advent of the various devices that make up the Internet of Things. Estimates show the industry now represents 17.5 million rooms worldwide and savvy guests are demanding more personalization and an overall improved guest experience along their connected travel journey and belief is that IoT can bring this to reality. 



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Rainmaker Honored in Georgia Fast 40

11/06/2013
 

Congratulations, The Rainmaker Group!

 

Over the phone, Tammy Farley, president of The Rainmaker Group, seemed cool and confident and completely modest about her recent achievements. Congratulations were in order for the company’s honor in the Georgia Fast 40, and as she politely accepted, she pointed the credit to her colleagues and also to the industries The Rainmaker Group works within.

 “We are fortunate enough to be doing business in two industries that are continuing to grow at record rates. The hospitality side of our business is great, steady growth, and the multi-family industry is really on a roll right now. It’s one of the darling industries to be in because rent is rising and there still seems to be a focus on renting versus owning,” Farley said.

The Rainmaker Group provides automated pricing and profit optimization software to hotel and casino hotel operators, with solutions to help them achieve higher profitability from their property assets. In 2006, the company expanded its services into the multi-family housing industry and has experienced continued success as evidenced by their apparent growth and recognized success. The Rainmaker Group was honored in the Georgia Fast 40 at the annual Gala in Atlanta, now in its fifth year of celebration.

Among several recent awards and praise in the past year, Farley was awarded one of the Great Women of Gaming Proven Leader Awards of 2012 by Casino Enterprise Management, and The Rainmaker Group was recognized by Inc. Magazine on its 500|5000 list in the position of No. 2,222 (an increase from the year before). In early 2013, The Rainmaker Group was recognized by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) as one of the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia for its ReelREV product, and the company also earned a 2013 Pacesetter Award from The Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the top 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in Georgia. More recently in June, The Rainmaker Group was awarded the distinction of one of the Top 40 Fastest Growing Companies in Georgia by The Association for Corporate Growth.

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) provides its members a unique forum to exchange ideas concerning corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. More than 14,000 professionals comprise the ACG from corporations, private equity, finance and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100 and mid-market companies across North America and Europe. Each year, the Atlanta chapter of the ACG honors 40 Georgia-based middle-market companies that demonstrate growth in revenue and employment over the course of the past three years. All nominees are required to be for profit, headquartered in Georgia, produce year-end revenue from $15 million to $500 million and hold three years of verifiable revenue and employment. Nominees are then ranked objectively and the top 40 are placed into two categories (small middle-market and large middle-market).

“It’s always nice to have someone validate that there’s value in revenue and employment growth, and its great that we are continuing to hire. We are thrilled that the two businesses we work in still see value in implementing profit optimization. I think everyone is looking for ways to generate revenue versus

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Kylie McKlveen
Assistant Editor/Media Manager
Hospitality Upgrade


Kylie McKlveen is the assistant editor/media manager on staff at Hospitality Upgrade.

 
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