Report: Demystifying the digital hotel marketplace
Kalibri Labs' report takes a deep dive into the production data and associated costs of 25,000 hotels over the course of three years and includes mapped performance patterns of each hotel segment.
The final installment in the series provides a guide to manage the costs of customer acquisition and assess multiple sources of business to help a hotel find its Optimal Business Mix. It calls attention to the impact of wholesale commissions, the benefits of a base of loyal recurring guests and the profit advantages that accrue by understanding the cost of acquisition in a hotel market.
As the costs of guest acquisition continue to rise at a rate faster than guest-paid revenue, it is important to understand the different levels of profit contribution driven by different guests coming through the various booking channels.