Gino Engels

Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer at OTA Insight

Gino Engels

From the very beginning in 2012, OTA Insight’s vision is to provide user-friendly revenue management tools and become the global leader in data intelligence for the hospitality industry. OTA Insight was launched with a mission to help the hospitality industry visualize and leverage its data. Years of constant development and collaboration with hotel partners have resulted in a simple-to-use, live business intelligence platform. Since then, OTA Insight has won many industry awards and grown to become the preferred revenue management solution for over 50,000 independent, local and global chain properties across 168 countries, supported by 120+ stellar employees.

Gino is driven by working alongside the industry’s most progressive innovators, established global and local players and delivering them first-class solutions. He carries our company values close to his heart and is a firm believer in customer-centric innovation. Gino regularly contributes his expert knowledge to articles and frequently speaks at industry events across the globe.

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[email protected] Panel: Data Analytics: Anticipating Market Recovery and Beyond

Featuring Richard Biggs, Senior Vice President - Global Revenue Optimization at Radisson Hotel Group; Alex Gisbert, CEO at Fastpayhotels; and Gino Engels, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer at OTA Insight.

A Post-Crisis Top-3 Revenue Management Action Plan

Here are the three main action steps in revenue management in the post-crisis period: 1. Break down the silos! The post-crisis requires a completely new approach to revenue management (RM), not going back to the old ways of doing RM.

Has forecasting become a lost art?

It is very important for hotels to maintain a detailed forecast for both the short term (more frequent) and longer-term (outside 3 months). If your property has an automated system that provides demand information, it will likely only be reliable for the short term.

How to navigate coronavirus disruption in travel

The coronavirus is an ongoing tragedy for those worst affected, and everyone's focus should be on containing it. However, it's also wreaking havoc on the global travel industry, and it's sensible to look for ways to navigate the crisis and mitigate some of the negative commercial impact in the year ahead.

What is your take on the coronavirus and its impact on our industry?

We have experienced a variety of natural disasters and multiple contagions in the past and each time we rebound to previous levels of social and business behaviors — the question is though — how long will it take for a complete recovery?At the time of writing, it appears as though the rate of growth of this virus has slowed down for the first time in China, where it is believed the virus originated.
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