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Oaky Green Week: the results

  Along with a few new habits, places to shop and veggie recipes up our sleeves, we are proud to announce that Oaky Green Week resulted in a significantly reduced carbon footprint for the Oaky team and friends. Keep reading for a summary of our week and everything we got up to.   We were so grateful to receive so much support from our peers and...
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Eco-Conscious Travel Trends for 2021

By now, the hospitality industry is no stranger to shifting priorities. Even before the pandemic, however, many were on track to a different type of priority adjustment. As the threat of the environmental crisis grew, a good deal of hotels and hotel chains stepped up to acknowledge tourism’s role in the issue, taking steps to align themselves with...
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How to go green with upselling at your hotel

Table of contents 1. What is carbon offsetting? 2. Why is carbon offsetting important for hotels? 3. The 'Book a climate neutral stay' deal 4. The 'Plant a tree for your stay' deal The brand of upselling we champion at Oaky provides hotels so much more than revenue generation. Beyond the core financial advantage, upselling is a chance to resonate...
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Upselling with storytelling

What do a caveman and a modern-day sales and marketing person have in common? No, this is not a trick question… Here’s the answer: both ancient cave dwellers and today’s sales and marketing professionals know the value of storytelling. In the past, people used storytelling to bond and share vital knowledge. Today, the stories we tell are...
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5 paths to unique upselling for happier guests

Paid room upgrades,  breakfast add-ons or airport transfers are the most commonly offered upsells at hotels across the world and for good reason. There's always someone that will need deals like this, which offer convenience and comfort and answer frequent needs. Upsells that respond to common requests are a great place to start with upselling and...
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Occupancy Rate (OCC)

In our Hotel KPIs series, we provide straightforward explanations for important hotel KPIs, including how to influence hotel KPIs in 2021 and their significance in a changing hospitality landscape.   What is the occupancy rate? Occupancy or OCC shows what percentage of your available rooms you’ve sold on a given date or over a specific period....
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Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR)

In our Hotel KPIs series, we provide straightforward explanations for important hotel KPIs, including how to influence hotel KPIs in 2021 and their significance in a changing hospitality landscape. What is RevPAR? RevPAR (revenue per available room) measures a hotel’s ability to sell its available rooms at a certain average rate. It’s the most...
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Average Daily Rate (ADR)

In our Hotel KPIs series, we provide straightforward explanations for important hotel KPIs, including how to influence hotel KPIs in 2021 and their significance in a changing hospitality landscape. What is ADR? ADR is short for average daily rate. It describes the average daily income per paid occupied room. Revenue managers use it to measure a...
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Oaky Explores: Instant Hotel ROI

Welcome to the first article of our Oaky Explores series, which expands on data-based discoveries about hotel revenue, upselling and guest experience. In this piece, our Head of Customer Success, Saahil Karkera, explores how hotels can generate revenue now, with a focus on real data pulled from the Oaky customer base.   When we buy a product or...
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11 Easy Ways to Increase Your Hotel Revenue

Increasing hotel revenue is much easier said than done, especially in the current hospitality climate. As you may know, there are a multitude of tactics that involve shifting room rates up and down in various ways, but these approaches are likely to get limited results. There are many other ways to boost hotel revenue that are often overlooked,...
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