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Online Hotel Review Trends 2015

July 20, 2015 — by Roman

We compiled a list with interesting trends around user-written hotel reviews on travel websites & apps. While there’re overall no revolutionary changes, we can see a lot of incremental improvements and experimentation. Check out our top 8:

#1 Reviews everywhere

Reviews are a must-have for any site or app trying to sell hotel rooms. Descriptions and hotel stars simply cannot relay the same level of trust.

Even HotelTonight, an app with curated inventory, started showing ratings.

Even HotelTonight, an app with curated inventory, started showing ratings.

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Olery Reputation now provides detailed ratings for 40+ categories

June 25, 2015 — by Roman
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There are dozens of booking and review sites which allow guests to publish hotel reviews. Since most use unique sets of ratings, this results in hundreds of rating, too many to keep track and make sense of. Read more

Sharjah Tourism Authority Chooses Olery to Fortify Growth Strategy

May 07, 2015 — by Richard
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The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority has selected hospitality reputation data powerhouse Olery to boost its position as a travel destination. “We need a world-class system to provide us with accurate data and industry insights,” said Director General HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa. “Olery has established itself in the Middle East as a trusted partner of tourism authorities.” The authority will leverage Olery’s real-time data tools and relevant reporting on Sharjah’s hotel performance. Olery (olery.com) provides travel data for the leisure and hospitality industry. Read more

A report on guest experience in the Middle East

May 05, 2015 — by Peter Boermans
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The newly-released Olery Report on Middle East destinations shows that almost all countries guest experience improved in 2014. Analysing 1.9 million online reviews, “Guest Experience in the Middle East” also indicates that Cyprus holds the #1 ranking. The number of online reviews in the global hospitality industry grew 321% in 2014. Online Reputation in the Middle East The …

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Introducing the Olery Hotel Review Summaries

February 27, 2015 — by Roman
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We are happy to announce the release of this new product which uses Big Data and Sentiment Analysis to transform guest reviews into highly relevant, auto-generated content for travel websites and apps. Read more

Qatar Tourism Authority appoints Olery to provide insights into Qatar’s hospitality industry

February 16, 2015 — by Roman
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Doha, Qatar / Amsterdam, The Netherlands – February 8th, 2015: Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has signed a deal with Olery, provider of online hotel and travel data, to get immediate and real-time data and reports on the quality of the services and operations carried out by Qatar’s hotels.

The signing ceremony was attended by Hassan Al Ibrahim, Chief Tourism Development Officer at QTA, and Kim Van Wijngaard, CEO and co-founder of Olery, in the presence of His Excellency Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, Chairman of QTA, and Her Excellency Yvette Burghgraef – Van Eechoud, Ambassador of Netherlands to Qatar.

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Olery Feedback now posts survey responses as reviews on TripAdvisor, HolidayCheck, Zoover & MeetingReview

December 08, 2014 — by Roman
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For hotels the importance of online reviews cannot be overstated. Many recent reviews suggest a healthy and popular hotel. The volume also influences the ranking in which hotels are displayed on review sites. Olery Feedback is now able to drastically increase the amount of reviews for hotels with a new feature: Review Surveys. This kind …

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Introducing the Olery Developer Portal

November 12, 2014 — by Roman
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Today we are introducing the Olery Developer Portal, a website dedicated to the Olery Review Data API, open source software released by Olery and a blog run by the engineering team of Olery. Read more

CEO Kim van den Wijngaard makes an appearance in the popular Dutch business magazine “Quote”

October 20, 2014 — by Roman
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Our Dutch followers have the opportunity to indulge in the new issue of Quote. The magazine is hugely popular and well known for its version of the Fortune 500 list for the Netherlands. Kim talks about her experience as a female entrepreneur and provides some valuable tips for women who want to make it in …

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Announcing the Olery Hotel Review Data API

October 07, 2014 — by Roman
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It’s been a long time since the launch of Olery Reputation in 2011. We set out to create a powerful and intuitive online reputation management solution and are proud to call many hotels all over the world our customers.

Expanding internationally isn’t always easy. The amount of reviews to analyze is rising exponentially and we are constantly adding new review sources. To be able to keep up with the growth we build a pretty advanced platform to capture, analyze and process thousands of reviews every day.

We are very excited to announce that from now on you can access this platform via the Olery Review Data API to enhance or even build your own application with review data from millions of travelers. Read more

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