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I am developing a service for hotels to increase their bookings. How is the hotel business called? Is it correct to say "to increase your bookings" where I mean to get more customers?

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This question could be improved by telling us what research you have already done toward answering your question. For example, why are you considering the term "increase bookings"? Are there other terms you have considered but that you don't feel are suitable, such as accommodation, reservation, customer? Who is your audience? –  aedia λ Oct 12 '11 at 18:08
    
I think OP is really looking for words to describe metrics about hotel bookings e.g. occupancy, average-profit-per-room, length-of-stay etc? –  smci May 13 '12 at 23:00
    
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"increase your bookings" is fine. Many hotel managers also use the term "occupancy rate," which is the percentage of rooms rented on a given night.

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The expression "increase your bookings" is correct, as you can verify in this guide on the Web: http://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Business/How-to-increase-bookings-through-a-hotel-website

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