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Entice Green Travelers With Small Eco-Friendly Changes

In a recent survey, it was found that as many as 87% of travelers want to travel more sustainably if possible. For boutique hoteliers, this “going green” trend is something that can be capitalized on to attract these eco-friendly travelers. By showcasing your green choices in your marketing, you’ll be more attractive to the majority of today’s traveling business people, individuals, and families.

At OccupancySolutions.com we want today’s independent hotels to know that going green doesn’t have to break the bank, and there are a number of small changes one can make to create a big impact when it comes to going green.

A few ways boutique hoteliers can operate in a more eco-sustainable fashion are:

•    Build a vegetable or natural garden – Gardens are a great way to improve the curb appeal of your property, but how much are you putting into your current landscaping to keep it beautiful? By opting for a natural garden with only native plants, you can keep your property beautiful without wasting water, using pesticides, or otherwise harming the natural ecosystem. If a hotelier wishes to opt for a vegetable garden, they can market that they use their own fresh grown produce in breakfast or dining options.

•  Keep your housekeeping green – By switching to green cleaning products, a boutique hotel can go green in a simple and effective way. These cleaning products are often non-toxic, and they leave fresher and more natural scents behind. Advertising your green cleaning can help to attract families and other green travelers who value safe housekeeping with low environmental impact.

•  Switch to shampoo and soap dispensers – While having small bottles of hotel soaps is an amenity some travelers really look forward to, they do create a lot of unnecessary waste. By installing soap and shampoo dispensers instead hoteliers can save on their toiletry budget while making a positive environmental change.

• Add a recycling bin in rooms – A recycling bin is a small investment that makes big impact. When guests see the recycling bin in their guest room it will serve as a reminder of the positive impact your hotel is trying to make.

We at OccupancySolutions.com want to help hoteliers to go green in simple and effective ways. To learn more about operating your boutique hotel in a more eco-friendly fashion, contact us at OccupancySolutions.com today.

Key to Finding the Best Residents for Your Community

As a property manager, you may find the notion of renting a space quickly favorable because it means you are putting money in the bank faster. While you don't want any space to remain vacant, you also don't want to have to evict a resident in the near future. For this reason, it makes more sense to take your time and find a good resident for your community.

The Importance Of Resident Testimonials In Marketing Your Apartment

There is nothing more convincing than the testimonies of people who have actually experienced the best things about your apartment. You would be surprised at how much other people value these opinions when looking for a new home! That is why if you have not gathered any resident testimionials yet, now is the time to start. To help you, here are some things to keep in mind.

Training Your Team To Handle Challenging Community Members

Many different personalities will make up a community, and not all of these will be easy. Training your team to be able to handle conflict or more challenging personalities effectively and positively is important to maintaining that authentic and harmonious community feel. A few points to include in your employee training are:

Simple Ways To Create A Personalized Guest Experience

A personalized guest experience is a major want for many travelers today. Whether traveling for business or leisure, they want to feel like they’ve stepped into a home away from home even if it’s their first visit to a particular hotel. They want that comfort, relaxation, and attention that shows that they’re being well cared for.

How to Onboard Employees for Your Small Hotel

Since the start of the pandemic, the hospitality industry has definitely gone through a few changes. Cutbacks and layoffs were common, and now that things are going back to normal, smaller hotels are finding it hard to reopen as they have problems finding people to hire.

How Recaps Can Fill Out a Team Meeting Agenda

For more effective management, you should provide team members with a recap of the day at the beginning and end of each day. This can go a long way in improving effectiveness and efficiency. Let's take a closer look at the value of these team meeting agendas and how they can help.
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