You may have heard about the 6 P’s of being prepared, “Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.” From a hoteliers perspective the 6 P’s mean creating a plan how your organization will react in times of a trouble.In a disaster you will not have time to think creatively and properly address the situation. You must create a comprehensive plan before disaster strikes. In this article we take a marketing look at how hotels and resorts can plan to effectively communicate with customers and help guests before, during, and after a disaster.
Hotel marketing is an incredibly complex web of tools, programs, sites, and third-party systems. In order for your marketing to work at it’s potential all systems must be functioning, and when you built them… they did. Unfortunately over time things break, stop working, change or are simply just forgotten. One of the oft-forgotten aspects of a great hotel marketing effort is going back and checking what you “think” is working great. When you do this, you’ll more than likely find that what you thought was a fine-tuned marketing machine is in dire need of some maintenance.
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