Guest Satisfaction - August 2009 Chatter Guard Benchmark Report Is Released
Lodging Interactive, a leading interactive marketing agency servicing the hospitality industry and the publisher of the free Chatter Guard Monthly Benchmark Monitor Report has released its August 2009 report.
August is traditionally the last month of the leisure traveler, before business travelers return in the cooler fall months. As it turns out, the travelers are leaving hotels on a bit of a down note. Overall, visitors were less enthusiastic in their ratings than they had been in the month of July. On a scale of 1-5, 5 being "fantastic" and 1 being "poor," the average lodger reported a slight 1.09% decline in Resultant Quality Score (3.66 to 3.62), a 1.9% decline in Dining (3.68 to 3.61), a 2.52% decline in Housekeeping (3.41), a 1.89% decline in Staff (3.71 to 3.64), and a 4.91% decline in Value. In fact, the only areas that posted any gains were Facilities and Rooms. Facilities stayed more or less constant with a move from 4.10 to 4.12 (+0.49%), and Room Quality posted the biggest gains of 2.47% (3.64 to 3.73). With the return of cooler weather and business travelers, we'll see next month if hotel ratings continue to cool as well.
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About Lodging Interactive
Lodging Interactive is a leading provider of Internet Marketing Services to the hospitality, spa and restaurant industries. The company provides a portfolio of effective Internet Marketing Services to hundreds of hotels, resorts, timeshares, spas and restaurants. Clients included branded hotels from nearly every major brand as well as prestigious, landmark independent hotels.
The Company offers a number of effective online tools and services: ChatterGuard.com, an online social media monitoring and reputation management system, HuBBub, a fully managed Travel 2.0 Distribution & Marketing service, HotelWebShows, an economical video montage and YouTube distribution service, CommentCards.com, a full-service business-2-consumer comment card service, eProposalSystem.com, an online RFP response system hotel Sales Managers, RFPLink.com, a group RFP lead generation, HotelDirectBook.com, a consumer hotel portal, link2brand.com, personalized URl's for hotels, DiningClick.com, Internet Marketing Services for the restaurant industry, and Spa Interactive, Internet Marketing Services for the health spa industry.
Lodging Interactive is a proud member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), The California Hotel Association, the Day Spa Association, and a supporter of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). For more information contact Richard Walsh, Vice President of Business Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 877-291-4411. The company's website is located at .
Vice President, Business Development
About Lodging Interactive
Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, Lodging Interactive is a full-service digital marketing and social media engagement and reputation management agency exclusively servicing the hospitality industry. Through its web design and search optimization division as well as its CoMMingle Social Media Division, Lodging Interactive provides effective Internet marketing services to hundreds of branded and independent properties as well as management companies, restaurants and spas. CoMMingle has established itself as the largest provider of reputation management services for the hospitality industry, handling over 200,000 guest review responses. The company also offers fully managed Live Chat agents for hotel websites through its LiveChatForHotels.com division.
Lodging Interactive is an HSMAI Adrian Award winner, and has won awards from the International Academy of Visual Arts, Interactive Media Awards, Horizon Interactive Awards, Web Marketing Association, Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, and Travel Weekly"s Magellan Awards have recognized Lodging Interactive as an industry leader.
Lodging Interactive is a proud supporter of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and the company"s president, DJ Vallauri, currently serves on the Board of Directors of HSMAI"s New York Chapter and is a Forbes.com Agency Council contributor. For more information, please contact email@example.com, 877-291-4411 or visit the company"s website.