It’s fair to say that 2021 was another tumultuous year, difficult to predict and measure, with a mixture of successes and failures. It’s clear though, that hoteliers everywhere have learned to plan and adapt to the changing circumstances, making it easier to run a hospitality business even in these challenging times. Sirvoy aims to help hoteliers meet these challenges by providing helpful user insights, hospitality education, and clever technical solutions.
With that in mind, let’s get the new year off to a good start by looking back over the most read blogs and the favorite feature releases of 2021, from blog readers and Sirvoy-ers all over the world. We hope you find some helpful inspiration and great tips to fire you up for 2022!
First Place – “How to Improve Your Online Reputation and Increase Your Bookings”. Here we discussed the power of negative reviews and how they can adversely affect your business, as well as how you can best manage your online reputation with just a few simple steps.
Second Place – “Preparing for the Massive Influx of Tourists in 2022”. While the future of hospitality isn’t certain, our readers clearly enjoyed learning about the things we do know, helping them to plan for the trends that have been developing since the arrival of the pandemic.
Last but Not Least – Our Webinar Recap “The Five Key Takeaways to Help You Reunite With Your Hotel Guests”. Several industry experts, including Sirvoy, were invited to join a Siteminder panel to discuss innovations and trends designed to help hoteliers reconnect with their guests. Check out the blog for some great user insights and suggestions to help you get ahead of the game!
Favourite Features of 2021
In order of popularity was:
1. Website Builder – It’s not surprising that our fantastic new webpage creator, which allows hoteliers to build an amazing new accommodation site from scratch, was such a huge hit. Using this new feature, you can create a simple, attractive, and easy-to-maintain webpage that automatically tracks and updates your room availability. And the best part? It’s also included as part of our Pro package. It’s true, the best things in life really are free!
2. Booking Engine V3 – The new and improved booking engine was released in May 2021 to the loud applause of our many clients who had requested additional features. We listened to your requests, and you can now customize your booking engine to suit your style, add a widget to a specific location i.e. a sidebar, and display it in dozens of languages to attract more guests.
3. Sirvoy Webinars – It’s our job to help you simplify and improve your business. So it’s no wonder that you were so enthusiastic about our newest offering: educational webinars designed to help you get the most out of Sirvoy. Sign up for our free, informative webinars here.