Blog

26
Jun

OTA ROGUE Rates! Where do they come from?

If you are in the hospitality industry, you have probably heard the phrase “rate parity” more times than you can count.  Tackling rate parity has become an annoyance of the job responsibility of a revenue manager.  We have all been victim to a parity or multiple parity violations that are not our fault. First wholesalers and now OTAs.  OTA rogue

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11
Jun

Commission on resort fees; who’s paying the cost?

In a surprise change of events for both hotels and Booking employees, news broke that Booking was going to start charging commissions on resort fees. In discussing with many of our hotels and colleagues, disgust and anguish against the new move at the cost to hotels especially with no warning. Who is the victim with hotel resort fees? Is it

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28
Feb

Professor of Business Analytics, Yibai Li, Ph.D., joins ERC Advisory Board

Another HUGE addition to the Epic Revenue Consultants Advisory Board! We are joined by the brilliant Yibai Li, Ph.D., an associate professor of business analytics at the University of Scranton!  Dr. Li joins Inderpreet Banga and Ted Schweitzer who are also designated experts in their fields of Distribution and Digital Marketing. Now with Dr. Li, Epic Revenue Consultants has experts

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26
Feb

Digital Marketing Expert joins ERC Advisory Board

Last week, Epic Revenue Consultants (ERC) had some really exciting news not only for our hotel partners but also the industry.  We welcome Ted Schweitzer, President of DirectBooking IQ, to the ERC Advisory Board.  Here are a few things about Ted: Ted is the President of Direct Booking IQ, a boutique agency that specializes in the digital marketing space with a

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