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Insights & Know How

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E-commerce mindset for hotels – but what does that mean? This is the attitude you need to take as a hotelier. Your online presence should be so optimized that it’s actually easier and more comfortable to book with you directly.
Features | 15 Oct 2021
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Beds4Travel is a portal specialised in the commercialization of hotels in emerging markets.
Features | 7 Oct 2021
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The development team at Hotel-Spider has been working at full throttle over the last few months, releasing a range of new features in the system, both big and small.
Features | 1 Oct 2021
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This time, we invite you to join Elisha Schoppig as he explores the Swiss Innovation Day and presents some of the most interesting data and novelties from the event.
Hotel-Tech | 14 Sep 2021
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But what exactly does a channel manager do? How did this technology come about and what does the future of channel managers for hotels look like?
Features | 13 Sep 2021
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Ease My Trip is a popular online travel solution that hosts 9.27 million users who use the platform to book travel tickets including flights, bus tickets, holiday packages, and accommodations. By integrating with this OTA, you can tap into a geo-specific audience for your hotel.
Features | 9 Sep 2021
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Are you searching for ways to optimize your operation via booking.com? In this video you’ll find 6 actionable tips to make you even more successful on the top OTA.
Hotel-Tech | 31 Aug 2021
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There have been many changes in hotel distribution in recent years. New pricing models for online sales and the rapid rise of Google as a meta platform are just some of them. We take a look at how it all began and highlight how you, as a smart hotelier, can use these developments to your advantage.
Features | 10 Aug 2021
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Our partner RESAVIO combines modern, cloud-based property management, including online reservation, with digital guest communication in a single system.
Features | 30 Jul 2021
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You want to be more successful with your hotel website? In this video, we show you 7 quick, simple tips you can use to optimize and improve your hotel website.
Hotel-Tech | 21 Jul 2021
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Your hotel website is the heart of your online presence. It's your digital business card as well as your most tireless sales representative. Small improvements here can have a significant effect and help you to convert more website visitors into guests.
Features | 12 Jul 2021
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The data is very clear, and we can show with confidence that there is an increase in conversion when the guest has transparent price information. Getting 15 % more conversion on your direct booking channel is amazing.
Features | 29 Jun 2021
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Tailor-made offers aligned towards your target audience and selected guests
Features | 28 Jun 2021
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In this video, we’ll show you the three most common social engineering attacks used by hackers – and provide practical examples of how you can protect your staff against them!
Hotel-Tech | 18 Jun 2021
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Historically, meta-search providers have always worked with cost-per-click advertising. We are now also able to offer you access to Google and Trivago’s acquisition-based cost models.
Features | 15 Jun 2021
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Digitalization of the hotel industry has been steadily advancing in the DACH region of late, and recent events, including the Coronavirus pandemic and changes in travelers’ expectations, have rapidly accelerated this trend.
Features | 8 Jun 2021
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The International OPERA PMS can speak the language, operate in the currency, and calculate the tax type considerations that you need in hotels
Features | 3 Jun 2021
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Together with our partner 123compare.me, Hotel-Spider has been running a study on the impact of price parity on conversion rates. Our first results show that being in parity with prices increases conversions on the Hotel Booking engine by over 350%.  
Features | 12 May 2021
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To make the management of promotions faster and easier and to enable their partners to take full advantage, Booking.com has added the Promotions API. Hotel-Spider has integrated this interface in our system facilitating the centralized management of your offers and discounts.
Features | 11 May 2021
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Trivago can be a very useful platform for hotels, offering relevant traffic and allowing you to grow your customer base and increase bookings if used correctly. This video is a collaboration with Trivago, and we’re talking with Andrew Holden from their Technical Partnerships team.
Hotel-Tech | 10 May 2021
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How Google Hotel Ads has evolved and how your hotel can get the most out of it. What do these developments mean for your hotel anyway? And how can you get the most out of it?
Features | 26 Apr 2021
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Our Partner 3RPMS is reinventing Hotelsoftware, and we are happy to partner with them. Designed in its core for the needs of today's hospitality industry - daily tasks are done easier, faster, and with fewer clicks than ever before!
Features | 29 Mar 2021
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The second Payment Service Providers Directive (PSD2) has finally come into full force in the European Economic Area (hereinafter referred to as the EEA) with effect from the end of 2020.
Features | 26 Mar 2021
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On March 9, 2021, Google announced that they will support the industry in recovering from the crisis and will list hotels at no cost. We want to do our part and enable the feature for all our customers.
Features | 23 Mar 2021
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Several weeks of 2021 are already behind us and if we have not yet had a chance, we’d like to wish you a Happy New Year. We have been as busy as ever, constantly improving our products, and here are the latest updates and refinements.
Features | 19 Mar 2021
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Google has been growing its influence in the travel sector for more than a decade and has become a powerful tool for hotels to reach more customers. There are lots of ways for hoteliers to use Google to their advantage and, in this video, we shall be talking about how Hotel Ads work.
Hotel-Tech | 10 Mar 2021
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Hotel-Spider is linked up with Gubse AG and their product SIHOT, a cloud-based property management system (PMS) and SaaS platform.
Features | 26 Feb 2021
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Pay-per-click advertising is still something of a closed book to many hotel operators. We have been taking a closer look at what pay-per-click advertising is and how you can successfully get started with it.
Features | 2 Feb 2021
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In this video, Scott Dahl from the Les Roches Hospitality Management School in Crans-Montana will be telling us how smaller hotels can keep a tight grip on their revenue management while ensuring they stay profitable and healthy.
Hotel-Tech | 27 Jan 2021
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Why struggle managing multiple OTAs and distribution platforms when you can use an all-in-one, centralized distribution platform? Hotel-Spider’s extranet will offer you 3-step easy integration with Yatra to drive bookings easily and quickly.
Features | 19 Jan 2021
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In today’s video, we will be talking to Scott Dahl, the Program Director for the Master's degree in Hospitality Strategy and Digital Transformation at the La Roche School of Global Hospitality.
Hotel-Tech | 7 Jan 2021
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As Hotel-Spider’s CTO, Yannick will drive the technical aspects of the company’s ambitious goal to become a global player.
Features | 7 Jan 2021
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Bakuun.com is a web-based travel technology platform that connects different industry stakeholders by delivering new technology which simplifies the booking process of your rooms
Features | 16 Dec 2020
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Leverage Hotel-Spider Extranet to Get More Online Bookings From Booking.com.
Features | 7 Dec 2020
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Forget the tedious manual credit card checks and the labour hours this generates, especially during the current crisis. Hotel-Spider's new feature will make your online booking as simple and as safe as they were meant to be.
Features | 2 Dec 2020
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Hotel-Spider has now linked up with Hotelcard – your online marketplace with no commission.
Features | 1 Dec 2020
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We dedicated the next mini-series to channel management starting with its basics, its functionalities and benefits. Then we dive deeper into advanced channel management and guide you how to evaluate or setting up a system. Finally, we share 11 pro tips you should question about your channel manager.
Hotel-Tech | 9 Nov 2020
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Connect with Hotel-Spider and GoMMT to get a flexible and smooth two-way interface to streamline your online booking management.
Features | 2 Nov 2020
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Optimizing direct booking channels (and thus increasing the proportion of direct bookings) is essential over the long term. For many hoteliers, the Corona crisis represents an opportunity right now to think about tomorrow and to push ahead with digital strategies.
Features | 22 Oct 2020
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Ian Millar, a professor at the EHL School of Hospitality in Lausanne, shares his insights into the advantages, challenges and opportunities of 5G and the Internet of Things for hotels.
Hotel-Tech | 1 Oct 2020
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An interview with Sandro Berger, CEO of Rebagdata, a hotel service provider in Switzerland, on his experience with self-service check-in technologies and his perspective on the evolution, limitations and future thereof
Hotel-Tech | 31 Aug 2020
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By combining Hotel-Spider connectivity technology with the PrivateDeal negotiation solution, your hotel will absolutely be on the cutting edge of online competitiveness and direct booking strategy.
Features | 25 May 2020
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An interview with Sebastian Küchler, a Swiss Hospitality Solutions consultant who shares his know-know and expertise on implementing a smart direct booking strategy at hotels.
Hotel-Tech | 13 May 2020
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The Hotel-Spider interface to Key Cards, will allow you to spend more time with your costumers. Use KeyCards booking system & customizable self-checkin terminals and reduce the time spent in repetitive processes.
Features | 8 Mar 2020
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The interview with Thomas Liebrand from “Key and Cards”, self-check-in terminal’s supplier for hotels in Switzerland, about his particular insights on this technology.
Hotel-Tech | 5 Mar 2020
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Full interview with Laura Modenini from “Hotel My Way” about the advantages and challenges when selecting, working with and implementing a self-check-in kiosk.
Hotel-Tech | 4 Mar 2020
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Let’s hit the road on our video journey to discover how hotel check-in automation works at present, what the possibilities are and what the future brings.
Hotel-Tech | 3 Mar 2020
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Due to the strong position of Hotel-Spider and tripmakery.com, connected hotels, guest houses, hostels, B&B’s & Co. will be able for the first time to significantly reduce the effort for group bookings and clearly increase the visibility for groups.
Features | 15 Jan 2020
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The new interface with Hotel-Spider completes the information users need.
Features | 12 Dec 2019
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A smart direct booking strategy is undoubtedly an important element for every hotel aiming to take their web visitors through an enjoyable booking journey with a booking confirmation as final destination
Hotel-Tech | 5 Nov 2019
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The impact on your Hotel's online reservation with PSD2 and strong customer authentication.
Hotel-Tech | 7 Oct 2019
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AirBnb - How Hotels can also use the platform to diversify their online distribution.
Hotel-Tech | 17 Sep 2019
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The common Hotel-Spider and ibelsa interface reduces your administrative expenses. Using it, you can securely forward your availabilities and prices from ibelsa to the various portals, via Hotel-Spider.
Features | 8 Aug 2019
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A mobile-first solution to complement your direct strategy is now interfaceable with Hotel-Spider.
Features | 22 Jul 2019
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How do GDS and CRS wok together? Understand the logic and features of GDS as well as the differences in comparison to a CRS system.
Hotel-Tech | 16 Jul 2019
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With our elegant touch terminals your guests have the option to book a room themselves as a walk-in or simply just check in. They pay for the room directly by credit or Post Card at the terminal.
Features | 5 Jul 2019
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In this eight AYHT video, we will look into the most suitable approaches and inputs leading to a smarter and well-adapted software evaluation strategy, the ones that will definitely help you during your next software evaluation.
Hotel-Tech | 11 Jun 2019
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Are you passionate about being a hotelier, but not so much about setting rates? Make your life easier now with smarter pricing and automation – saving you time and significantly increasing your revenue!
Features | 3 Jun 2019
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Blockchain - A Revolution for Hotels or still a Buzzword? Using blockchain the flow of data can be decentralized and there is no longer any need for intermediaries.
Hotel-Tech | 29 May 2019
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This new interface allows you to distribute your availability and prices directly from the Hotel-Spider platform to Airbnb. Moreover, since this is a 2-way interface, it also lets us retrieve reservations and centralize them.
Features | 15 Apr 2019
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For many hotels, overbooking is an operational nightmare, but does it need to be like this?
Hotel-Tech | 12 Apr 2019
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PPC – Pay Per Click – The options and challenges for hotels in using pay per click advertising. Click based advertising is becoming even more important with the Google Search results new features. What possibilities have hotels to get clients through clicks?
Hotel-Tech | 19 Mar 2019
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How is it possible that all my OTA’s have the same restrictions but reservations are possible with some and not with others?
Hotel-Tech | 20 Feb 2019
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In this third AYHT video, we will look at the advantages and disadvantages of cloud-based hotel management systems, compared to traditional server-based solutions.
Hotel-Tech | 12 Feb 2019
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In this second video ‘Ask your Hotel Techie,’ we will focus on system integration, why it is important, how it works and how a layperson can understand which data is being exchanged.
Hotel-Tech | 29 Jan 2019
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In this first ‘Ask your Hotel Techie’ video, we are going to deal with the online distribution of hotels. What are the best online distribution channels for my hotel?
Hotel-Tech | 15 Jan 2019
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As the industry is constantly changing we are pleased to count Hotel Spider among our partners. This cooperation has helped many hoteliers to increase their online sales with the provided channel manager that is always reliable and with its clear central reservation system.
Features | 7 Nov 2018
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RateBoard is characterized by the mix of the most innovative revenue management software and professional advice from experienced revenue managers.
Features | 31 Aug 2018
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The “Autobahn Guide” is a travel guide which has been published in conjunction with a series of hotels, guesthouses, highway service stations and holiday destinations located along the highway
Features | 18 Jul 2018
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2018 marks the beginning of an exciting new phase for Hotel-Spider. Since March we operate from our new office in Berlin and a few days ago we launched both our new website and our new and first mobile booking engine.
Features | 20 Jun 2018
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You, as business partner of all the different players involved, will be in the middle and will try to find out what has happened. Frequently, the blame game starts at this point.
Features | 6 Jun 2018
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With a background in the hotel industry, the founders of Hotel Bonanza are offering a credible alternative to the extremely high commissions of the leading OTAs. 
Features | 12 Mar 2018
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The Hotel-Spider interface with ParatyTech will help you to sell more on your official website with complete solutions
Features | 12 Mar 2018

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