TripAdvisor: our bullet proof data

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survey-TA-partner-100So here’s hoping you’re all aware of our current partnership with TripAdvisor, if not – because you’ve just emerged from under your rock – don’t fret, you can read about it here

This partnership has not only been a great learning for us as a rapidly-growing business, but also a great opportunity for us to provide our clients with a feature that keeps them miles ahead of their competitors and in-line with what guests are now expecting from their travel experiences. Read More

Award-winning Property Management System, Frontdesk Anywhere, Partners with Guestfolio

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San Francisco, CA and Whistler, BC – October 29, 2014: The award-winning Property Management System (PMS), Frontdesk Anywhere, is pleased to announce its partnership with Guestfolio, the leading automated email marketing and guest relationship management system designed for hoteliers. This partnership will not only provide hoteliers with an innovative Cloud-based platform to run their property but also provide them with the opportunity to set themselves apart from their competitors and focus on guest relations and satisfaction before, during and after their stay.

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Guestfolio Shortlisted by World Travel Awards

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WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – 2 October, 2014 - Today Guestfolio was shortlisted for the World’s Leading Hotel Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology Provider 2014 by the World Travel Awards.

worlds-leading-hotel-crm-technology-provider-2014-nominee-shield-128“We’re honoured to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. We put guest engagement at the heart of what we do and what we provide to our clients. It’s important to us and of course, important to our clients” says Duane Hepditch, CEO of Guestfolio.

“This commitment allows our clients to set themselves apart by focusing on guest relations and satisfaction before, during and after their stay. Being shortlisted for this award is a testament to what we do, as well as a testament to how much our clients are recognised by travelers around the world” continues Hepditch. Read More

Guestfolio Launches Lasso

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Simple web-based solution allows hoteliers to build relationship with OTA guests

 

LassoWHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – 11 September, 2014 - Today Guestfolio launches Lasso, a simple web-based solution that will assist in capturing more information from Online Travel Agent (OTA) guests. This new service allows hoteliers worldwide to capture information from guests who book through an OTA, in exchange for an incentive. The web service is free of charge and open to hoteliers worldwide.
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You’re invited! Guestfolio’s newest product launch. Discover the guests behind your OTA reservations

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We know that hotels and resorts worldwide sell 38% of their reservations through Online Travel Agencies (OTA). Most OTA’s do not pass along contact details for those guests. We also know that servicing guests pre-arrival will increase REVPAR. Wouldn’t it be great if hoteliers had a way of communicating to these unknown OTA guests? Read More

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CAN SPAM and CASL – Staying on the right side of anti-spam laws

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Do my emails have to comply with CAN-SPAM?

Guestfolio services hoteliers throughout the world, and different laws govern email in various countries. It’s best to consult a professional in your area about what laws or regulations apply to the emails you’re sending. Failure to comply with the rules governing the email you’re sending can result in legal consequences such as fines of hundreds of dollars per recipient. Read More

Guestfolio Partnering with TripAdvisor® to Enhance Hotel Guests Feedback Experience

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Guests staying at Guestfolio partnered hotels will now be able to post a review to TripAdvisor via the hotel’s feedback survey.

Guestfolio is a TripAdvisor Official Partner.WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – February 13, 2014 – Guestfolio has partnered with the world’s largest travel website* to help hoteliers enhance their online reputation. The service integrates a TripAdvisor review form seamlessly into the hotel’s online guest satisfaction survey. This means that the guest has the option to easily post a review to TripAdvisor without having to leave the hotel’s branded survey page.

With 260 million unique monthly users on TripAdvisor [comScore, July 2013], and over half of TripAdvisor users stating that they will not book a hotel that does not have reviews, the importance of reviews is very clear. Read More

Whistler Tech: Competition or no contest?

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Whistler students coding at HTML500

Photo: CBC NEWS VANCOUVER

By Romila Barryman | Originally posted on VancityBuzz 

Between fixing bugs and losing weekends to testing code, there’s something about having the certainty of a mountain right beside you, bungee cords a few miles away and the disposal of wicked terrains to your RTV.  Whistler’s tech scene may have a bit more of a one-up on Vancouver than we know what to do with, at least in terms of getting that heart rate on adrenaline rushing levels.

“Generally you’ll find bigger companies gravitate towards the city,” Founder and Technical Director at Guestfolio, Mark Edmondson explained. “So when we’re hiring, we’re pitching for coding adventurers, and what we can promise is lifestyle.” Read More

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Press release: Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2013

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Guestfolio Partners with the Best Hotels & Resorts in the World:  Condé Nast Traveler


WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – November 20, 2013 –
More than sixteen Guestfolio partners received the coveted seal of approval from one of the most respected travel brands in the world –Condé Nast Traveler. Over 80,000 of the most discriminating travel critics –guests– cast their votes in the annual Readers Choice Award’s Survey. Read More

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Guestfolio Email Design Insights:

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Key Take-Aways from The Email Design Conference. Hotel Industry-Specific Email Design Tips.

by Chloe Cross

Last month, I attended The Email Design Conference —the first of its kind— hosted by Litmus in San Francisco. The Conference brought together speakers from various agencies and brands that have blazed trails for the industry. The Conference showcased presentations by the best in the business, discussing the latest trends and best practices.  Read More

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Hotel Room Upgrades

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Client Spotlight: Alexander House Hotel
Room upgrade email program

Alexander House has 5 room types and room upgrades are an important part of their pre-arrival guest program. Using Guestfolio the hotel has created 4 unique pre-arrival messages that contain incentives to upgrade the existing room to one of their other room types. Guestfolio automatically detects which room the guest is in and serves up the proper upgrade email message.  Read More

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