Grace L. Suryani on April 20th, 2017

Cruising the high seas has long been regarded by travelers as a romantic throwback to a bygone era of travel, where you wake up to the salt air, open ocean, and all you have to do each morning is get up, then step ashore and go exploring. In searching for that “just right” first cruise, […]

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Luke M. Davis on August 24th, 2016

Want to gain a huge advantage in channel management? Learn how IWB makes MyAllocator better. IWB has partnered with MyAllocator for years, offering one of the best solutions for channel management and property management. Because of our unique partnership, there are benefits only available to properties that become users of MyAllocator from the IWB interface. […]

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Luke M. Davis on April 10th, 2013

What is “Disownership” anyway?  It’s a is a national trend in America right now.  People recognize they are obtaining more value by owning less.  We are now beginning to lease, rent, or borrow the things we used to own just a few years ago. How does disownership affect the lodging industry?   It gives people the […]

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Grace L. Suryani on October 10th, 2012

LinkedIn is excellent for professionals to promote their businesses. But what about hotels, hostels, and bed & breakfasts?  Many don’t know is how effective it can be for both marketing and SEO. The key to LinkedIn successful marketing is to set up a complete user profile.  There are many sections within LinkedIn that enable you […]

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Grace L. Suryani on September 29th, 2012

According to a study by STAY WYSE, the association for youth travel accommodation, Youth Travel is trending upward.  Globally it was found that the revenue per available bed (RevPAB) was almost €24 in 2011, a growth of almost 5% compared with 2010. The survey of nearly 2,200 YTA establishments worldwide has become particularly important, because it […]

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Luke M. Davis on September 27th, 2012

Good simple advice for living … Not necessarily travel related. By placing a familiar object in an unfamiliar context, you can intentionally trigger the recall of a memory when that out-of-place object is seen again. Use a beanbag when you think of something you have to do in the future, and then throw the beanbag […]

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Grace L. Suryani on May 9th, 2012

Important Service Update for IWB Channel Manager We are pleased to announce that IWB Channel Manager is now 8x faster.  This week we have introduced several important enhancements to our channel management processing.  Now, your calendar updates will be much faster.  If you have been using IWB Channel Manager, you will now notice that your […]

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Luke M. Davis on April 6th, 2012

For small hotels and bed & breakfasts, weeding out fraudulent email requests can be more of an art than a science. But, here are some foolproof methods of identifying scam emails in under a minute. Fraud prevention has become an important part of everyday business at Instant World Booking, so we’ve learned a few things […]

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We speak with dozens of innkeepers and small hostel and hotel owners each year.  Many of them have built or adapted homegrown software solutions for their reservation or client management.  Most of these solutions consist of desktop software.  These innkeepers and managers are mostly proud of their solutions, and boast that they don’t have ongoing […]

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Grace L. Suryani on December 27th, 2011

If you use Instant World Booking’s excellent IWB Payments service, or are an affiliated hotel, take advantage of our most efficient payment option: Delivery by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer (ACH) Choosing this delivery option directs us to automatically deposit the funds to a specified bank account.   Receiving funds by EFT is free, and is relatively fast, although […]

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