A new research report commissioned by iSeatz, a technology company providing digital booking experiences that integrate with loyalty programs, titled State of Loyalty: 2019 Hotel Ancillary Report was released to the public today.
The ancillary industry is forecasted to hit $93 Billion worldwide. While some airlines, like Allegiant, earn the majority of their revenue through ancillaries; hotels have been been adopting ancillaries as a way to engage guests.
Ancillary products are becoming increasingly important to hotels’ marketing, branding, customer loyalty, and revenue goals. This new insights deck from iSeatz offers a detailed audit examining how today’s leading hotels brands are using ancillaries in 2019, helping sector executives make smarter decisions about how to use such products in the future.
The report focuses on the ancillary portfolios of the largest hotel, hospitality, and gaming brands. The report details more than ten categories of ancillaries, including established travel extras such as car rental and ground transportation, to emerging ancillaries such as wellness, and food delivery.
“We have seen hotels grow their ancillary portfolios exponentially over the past few years,” said Kenneth Purcell, Founder, and CEO of iSeatz. “Hotels not only have the opportunity to increase engagement with their guests; but with ancillaries, they can offer an integrated guest experience throughout the traveler’s entire booking journey.”
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Two of the top five largest hotel chains have already embraced food delivery. In November 2017, Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) was the first hotel brand to launch a food delivery partnership, allowing members to earn IHG points for food delivery with Grubhub. In April 2019, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts launched a similar partnership with DoorDash as a way to facilitate in-room dining at their limited-service hotels, which make up approximately 80% of the hotel group’s portfolio.
iSeatz is a New Orleans based technology company, focusing on bringing together global travel brands with supply partners via a curated booking experience. With clients such as American Express, Expedia, Air Canada, IHG Hotels, and Wyndham Hotels, the iSeatz OneView Platform processes more than $3B in transactions, and 150B loyalty points annually.
iSeatz recently launched a hotel-specific product, intended to streamline ancillary offerings, and allow deep integration into hotel loyalty programs. The Ancillary Management System (AMS) offers robust reporting, and thirteen product modules which allow hotels to offer everything from rental cars to live event tickets through a seamless, mobile-enabled user experience.
Marketing Manager, iSeatz
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