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And that is a wrap – It’s a big celebration for The Accommodation Show and it’s many guests. 

Throughout the past year, we have heard many great stories, from many industry greats. We have learn about marketing, technology, growth strategies, negotiating, design, data and so much more. We have wrapped the year in terms of new releases but now that you all have a break, I thought it appropriate to highlight our most popular episodes of the year in case you missed out on them the first time around.

Number 1 📈: How to Rank Number 1 on Google – Beginners Guide 2022

Regardless of whether your business is brand new or has been around for a while, ranking highly on Google’s results needs to be a key part of your marketing strategy. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with this comprehensive video of how to rank number one on Google.

Here’s a link to the episode

Number 2 🏨: How to set up a boutique hotel with no on-site staff?

You want to give guests a reason to choose your boutique hotel over the competition. Small, luxury, or “boutique” should mean more personal, more unique amenities, and better service, in addition to providing a one-of-a-kind experience.

Managing a boutique hotel is no easy task, but in this podcast, we give you tips as well as talk about the must-have features that will set your hotel boutique apart and how to set up a boutique hotel with no onsite staff. Listen in to find out how Michael Sjogren, a true entrepreneur and ‘rule breaker’, has been able to catapult his boutique hotels’ service and features ahead of the competition.

Here’s a link to the episode

Number 3 💸: Adjusting for Inflation: Should You Raise Your Room Prices? with Glen Boultwood from Serene Capital

Many of us are hesitant to raise our prices, fearing that it will deter guests from booking rooms. But if you don’t adjust your prices to keep up with inflation, you could end up losing money in the long run. Raising pricing is inevitable, but there are internal measures you can take to alleviate some of the impacts on your customers.

Here’s a link to the episode

Number 4 🌄: Running jungle accommodation in Thailand – from an international business to a local one (Part 1)

I just loved this episode because, for this guest, Gonthong Lourdesamy, adversity bred ingenuity and genius. She told us how she shifted the focus of her businesses from the international tourist market to the domestic market amid pandemic flight restrictions. We talked about the many changes she had to make to cater to the staycation markets as well the valuable lessons from her triumphs.

Here’s a link to the episode


I’m no prophet, but if you’ve been keeping up with us, you guys know that our predictions have and continue to come true!

You have seen and hopefully witnessed more purpose-driven travel trends that reflected the pent-up demand for epic “Insta-worthy” adventure for which travelers are willing to pay a premium; more culturally immersive and experiential travel with friends and family; and extended stays that mix business and leisure travel as well as increased local travel with unique experiences.

As we embark on a new year, The Accommodation Show is digging into its data to reveal what travelers are looking for and what you can do to conquer in 2023. Stay Tuned!

Here’s a link to the episode

I wish you all a fantastic and festive Christmas and New Years break! I appreciate you tuning in to the episodes and supporting the podcast! 2022 was a huge success and I cannot wait to show you what we have in store for 2023! I also hope that 2022 brought you more success and profits than ever before.

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