8 hospitality blogs you need to follow for trends, tips & tech updates
8 Hospitality Blogs that Follow the Trends, Tips & Tech you need to Know
The hospitality industry is constantly evolving along with novel travel experiences, new technologies, trending social media and the latest mobile apps. You need to stay current with all aspects of your business along with managing your property, your staff and keeping your guests happy.
One way to stay on top of what’s new or changing in your industry is to learn from some of the top hotel-hospitality managers and consultants in the business. This list of blogs should make it easier to stay informed and gather insights about new trends and technologies.
8 Blogs Leading the Pack in the Hospitality Industry:
eHospitality Times: This blog tends to focus on various categories of hospitality such as “Tourism,” “Hotel Marketing,” etc. Since it covers a variety of topics, everyone from HR managers to front desk staff can find something they can use – even the hotel chef can enjoy the “Food & Beverage” section that shares presentation tips and news.
Hotel Marketing.com: This blog isn’t just about marketing, even though the name is “Hotel Marketing.” It pulls together a collection of stories from a variety of sources. It answers questions that you may have been asking yourself about your social media engagement, where to focus your efforts to improve bookings, the future of online travel and much more.
Conde Nast Traveler: The scope of information about industry events, new hotels, innovations and more is the reason Conde Nast Traveler (formerly Hotel Chatter) is the top-ranked hotel blog today. It covers the world: Europe, Asia, Africa and the U.S. and is a great way to discover new ideas in the hospitality industry from across the globe.
Hotel Cluster: Because this blog is constantly updated, it’s worth reading regularly. It covers topics of interest to hotel managers such as front desk issues, personnel matters, and currency exchange services. You’ll also find interesting insights and industry news regarding business and leisure travel.
HSMAI: The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to the business of hospitality and is an advocate for hotel professionals. It provides tools for improving revenue, supporting your partners and exploring unique and effective marketing strategies that drive bookings.
Institute of Hospitality Blog: This is another professional group representing the hospitality industry. It’s been around since 1938 (founded in the UK) and has been promoting professional development and education in leisure/tourism for over 75 years with members in over 100 countries. You’ll find valuable information about ethics, management standards and continuing education as well as member benefits.
Hotel Management, for a New Generation of Hoteliers: This is an opportunity to learn more about internet business practices and guest engagement for the hotel business in the future. Learn about what devices will be used for what processes, how it will work, how best to use your website for bookings, assigning rooms, etc.
Reknown: Learn about best practices for online marketing, and reputation management as well as the latest in developing strategies, content, and guidelines. Daniel Edward Craig, the founder of Reknown, formerly a hotel general manager, is now a marketing executive, author, and consultant. He is often a featured speaker at industry events and is known worldwide as an authority it the hospitality industry.
Feel Like Writing your Own Blog?
Writing your own blog can be beneficial to others as well as a boost your own career. Sharing your passion and experiences in the hospitality business, a well-written blog can generate interest in your property as well as establish you as an expert and build professional credibility. Blogging takes time and you can’t expect to be an overnight sensation, but if you’re interested in learning more, this article will give you some tips about the tools and skills you’ll need to succeed.