Today’s travelers are starting to expect a personalized experience throughout all stages of travel. As a matter of fact, 74% of consumers feel frustrated when website content is not personalized (Infosys.) This shows us that in the evolving world of travel marketing, big data must be utilized in order to please (and convert) our target … Continue reading What Big Data Means for Hotel Visuals
Guest experience starts from the moment a consumer begins planning a trip. Engaging them from the beginning and providing a seamless and pleasant experience will increase the chance that they come back and stay again, refer a friend or leave a positive review. Here are a few ways to engage your guests before, during and … Continue reading How to Engage Your Guests Before, During and After Their Stay
Depending on the nature of your hotel, you may be looking to attract those traveling for business. After all, according to The Global Business Travel Association, 1.3 million business trips occur each day in the U.S., making this an extremely profitable market. Take these tips into consideration when targeting business travelers: 1. Promote rates and … Continue reading How to Attract Business Travelers to Your Hotel
Recent research from MDG Advertising tells us that 74% of web users are frustrated with websites that are not tailored to their needs and 72% of consumers don’t like generic marketing. In this day and age, consumers expect content to be personalized based on their interests. Therefore, in order for brands to be successful, big … Continue reading Personalization Tips for Travel Brands
The travelers’ path to booking a hotel is influenced by a plethora of criteria along the way. Sullivan and 20|20 Research recently put out a report, “Where They Go. Why They Stay.” that explores traveler decision-making. These are their findings in regards to criteria for choosing a hotel: Value for money. Just like consumers purchasing … Continue reading Travelers’ Top Criteria for Choosing a Hotel
After upgrading your hotel’s visuals for the upcoming year, hoteliers should consider using a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system to organize their digital assets. A recent report from IDC, “Proving the Value of Digital Asset Management for Digital Marketers and Creative Teams” says that one-third of marketing assets go unused or underutilized. A reliable DAM … Continue reading Why Digital Asset Management is Important for Your Hotel
High quality hotel visuals increase bookings! That should be enough of an incentive for hotel marketers to create and distribute great visuals, but if you’re the type of person who needs more reasons and validation, then the list below should deliver. To keep it simple, there are only a few simple things you should do … Continue reading 4 Tips for Improving Your Hotel Visuals in 2017
In order to increase hotel bookings on all global distribution systems, it is imperative for hoteliers that their hotels’ visuals are being displayed properly. When uploading your images for distribution, a number of steps can be taken to optimize your listing. Use the following checklist to make sure your hotel is accurately represented on the … Continue reading Are Your Hotel Visuals Being Distributed Properly Across All GDS’?
The planning stages of travel present marketers with an excellent opportunity to sell consumers on their brand. Think with Google has done extensive research on these travel “micro-moments” and offer us some insight on what travelers are thinking and figuring out as they plan their trips. This information can help travel marketers as they try … Continue reading Marketing in the Early Phases of the Travel Planning Process
Case Study: What Effect Do Better Visuals Have on Booking Conversion? Overview Resort Homes Florida recently updated the content on their brand website and on Booking.com with higher quality photos. This resulted in higher online conversion (more bookings for their vacation rental properties.) After starting with 20 photos with an average size of 800×600, they … Continue reading Case Study: What Effect Do Better Visuals Have on Booking Conversion?