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Boosting yield with Mews and Hotel Scienz
We are excited to announce that Mews Systems and Xotels are collaborating to make revenue management great again!
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Accounting automation – “it’s not that difficult”
Accounting can be terrifying for many hoteliers but it doesn’t need to be. An expert tells us why...
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Will the OTA’s drink your milkshake? [Mewscast]
The OTAs are pouring money into startups but who have been the winners and what will future acquisitions look like?
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GDPR – a blessing in disguise
With GDPR coming into effect in May, never before has it been so important for hotels to ensure their communications
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Hotel email marketing: five tips you can implement today
Despite all the attention social media and mobile marketing gets, direct - or email marketing - remains the most powerful
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Hotel trends transforming the guest experience in 2018
Every year, the colour experts at the Pantone Colour Institute read the proverbial tea leaves and proclaim a colour of
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Ruben Westmeijer joins Mews as Director of Partnerships
Mews Systems has expanded its core team with the appointment of Ruben Westmeijer as Director of Partnerships. Working closely with
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Modern accounting for modern hotels
In the hospitality industry, accounting is often one of the most technologically antiquated departments. Stacks of invoices and labour intensive
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The best of 2017
As 2017 comes to a close we wanted to look back and reflect on our fifth year at Mews and
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How to find the right price
90 percent of the world’s hotel properties still don’t use a proper revenue management solution despite the potential revenue uplift
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Allotments – demand your release now!
I wanted to come clean about a stance Mews have taken concerning allotments and lay out our case as to
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All you need to know about hotel door locks
Locks and keys are undergoing a rare historic shift from mechanical to electronic, after having evolved little for millennia. The
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Transparency: The Final Frontier in PMS sales [Mewscast]
Frictionless internal communication is what creates the “magic” guests feel when entering a well-run hotel. But there are some departments
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The future of hotel housekeeping
In case you missed it, here are the key takeaways from an unprecedented conference that featured dozens of hotel tech
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Key takeaways from the Hotel Technology Revolution Forum
In case you missed it, here are the key takeaways from an unprecedented conference that featured dozens of hotel tech
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How to profit from the consumer craving for experiences – Part 1: Upselling
It turns out that we derive more enjoyment from purchasing experiences than physical products and the further in advance we
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How better data can make a better Hotel [Mewscast]
In the second edition of Mewscast, Mews Systems' founder Richard Valtr, invites guests Benjamin Devisme from Quicktext and Jens Munchfrom
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Why moving from offline to online payment will future-proof your hotel
With the rapid rise in cybercrime and the increasing focus on improving guest experiences, switching from a manual offline payment
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Why your hotel should be thinking like a start-up
Hotels are still wasting both money and time on tasks that, in 2017, should be automated. But how can we
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The Movement Hotel and the future of social responsibility
In today's increasingly competitive business landscape, corporate social responsibility efforts should go beyond the typical green initiatives that have become
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How hotels and hostels can supercharge direct bookings
Better website design, personalisation and improved marketing tactics are finally being utilised to orchestrate the counter attack against OTA's dominance
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Removing the reception desk, the demands of the millennial traveler [Mewscast]
Can you remove the reception desk from a hotel? In the first Mews Systems Podcast, Matthijs, Richard and Greg discuss
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Personalisation is the future of the hotel experience for the on-demand generation
The future of the hotel experience is changing and a new form of personalisation lies at its core. The hoteliers
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Why saving the planet with Free Pizza is the modern way of upselling
We have invited Erik from Oaky to write a guest-blog. We have seen a tremendous interest in their product in
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How Mews and Oaky are transforming the way hotels upsell and serve their Millennial travellers
Today's travellers are accustomed to receiving a more personalised and on-demand experience. They now expect that their accommodation provides are
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Introducing the Mews Entrepreneur Programme
Why would you leave a corporate career for life in a startup? Most talented people are locked up in corporate
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Designing a modern PMS for the modern hotelier
A post in which we liken our dashboard to Boticelli and other PMS systems to the work of the Abstract
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The trouble with being an Oracle and why the move to a cloud mindset is always painful
When Oracle purchased Micros back in 2014 for %5,3 billion, they gave us all the expectation (and instilled a fear
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Offering a 90s guest experience to your guests in 2017
Last week I checked into one of Europe's most forward-thinking luxury boutique hotel brands. Being a hotelier myself, I am
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People of Mews – introducing Ilse, Director of Operations
After many years of trying, we finally convinced Ilse to leave her steady career at Sabre and come strengthen the
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Mews Systems raises 1.5m EUR to accelerate and innovate hotel management
Amsterdam, 22 November 2016: Mews Systems announces that it has successfully raised a 1.5m EUR investment from Axivate Capital, to help
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“Let’s ignore mobile – what’s the worst that can happen?”
This month for the first time in history, more websites were viewed on mobile devices than desktops. What advantages can you,
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General Managers: 7 changes you could make today to make an instant improvement across every department
Since we're hoteliers, we wanted to design our PMS in a way that it would not only be a partner
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The Hidden Rising Costs of OTA’s
Hotels are paying the price for inadequate security, and largely further enriching the OTAs in the process. We would like
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Defying the Odds – The insanity of building your own PMS
Sometimes, if you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. So Richard convinced the hotel owner to
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​A painless PMS switch – dream or reality?
We estimate that 90% of the hospitality industry today is locked into legacy PMS solutions. One of the major reasons
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Overcoming the Challenges of Revenue Management in Hostels
A revenue manager’s role is like playing financial Tetris in that you are trying to smooth out your inventory, leave
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We upgraded our booking engine. You’d never believe what happened next…
The point about conversions online, is that they will only happen if you go out of your way not to
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Hostels – The marriage of AirBnb and Hotels?
We see the wave of professionalisation of Airbnbs upon us, and while these would-be micro-hoteliers look to get their heads
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HoStels – Social, young and surprisingly low tech
The success of AirBnB lies in its ability to connect modern travellers with locals, create great local experiences, and an
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How Booking.com, Expedia & TripAdvisor are helping hotels drive more direct bookings!
If you've visited the Internet lately, it's not hard to find AdWords ads from Booking.com, Expedia or TripAdvisor. Big spenders!
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5 common mistakes to avoid when deciding on a Cloud Platform
When we started our business 3,5 years ago and built our PMS solution as Cloud-first, we thought we would get
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Checking-in, Receptionist or Robot?
Through my time in Hospitality and the many front desks I’ve called my home I’ve always tried to lead the
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The Future of Hospitality
Where we see hospitality software moving in the near future - toward enabling human connections, rather than letting technology become
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Drive more conversions and direct bookings with promotion codes
Hotels can drive significantly more direct business on their booking engine, by clever usage of landing pages with customised content.
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Housekeeping: Improve departmental productivity and the guest experience
At Mews, we have developed the Mews Commander App which works alongside our PMS solution to further increase the productivity
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7 ways how hotels can instantly improve sales by cleverly using their guest data
When I first started in a commercial role in hotels about 10 years ago, I remember the data-gaps in our
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Mews takes a substantial step towards enabling a fully automated hotel of the future with the 1000+ bed Urban House,
At Urban House, the Mews Commander™ ensures that guests do not pass through a reception, instead a series of messages
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Hotel Management from the palm of your hand.
Mews Systems unveils a unique mobile solution for hotels, apartments, B&Bs and hostels, presenting a radical rethink of the way
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