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Opinion Article 4 June 2019

Hotel Yearbook: Independent hotels: An action plan to win the direct booking

By Max Starkov, Adjunct Professor NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality, Founder & Director at NextGuest Digital

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Independent hoteliers must understand that digital marketing consists of three distinct, but interconnected and interdependent categories, writes HEBS Digital founder Max Starkov, focusing respectively on guest engagement, guest acquisition, and guest retention. Hoteliers have no choice but to be effective in all of these three categories.

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Independent hoteliers must understand that digital marketing consists of three distinct, but interconnected and interdependent categories, writes HEBS Digital founder Max Starkov, focusing respectively on guest engagement, guest acquisition, and guest retention. Hoteliers have no choice but to be effective in all of these three categories.
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Founder & Director at NextGuest Digital. Recognized as a thought leader in digital marketing strategies in hospitality, Max is a frequent guest speaker at industry events and conferences. His expertise is sought after by a diverse client portfolio of top tier hotel brands, luxury and boutique hotel chains, hotel management companies, resort and casino companies, franchisees and independents, as well as major Wall Street investment banks and financial institutions.

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