Inc. 5000’s annual Fastest-Growing Private Companies list was released this morning with ICE Portal coming in at spot 1649! We could not be happier to be recognized for our hard work and continued innovation in travel technology. We take pride in helping our nearly 50,000 hotel and resort partners to gain more visibility and bookings … Continue reading We’ve been selected as one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies of 2017!
We at ICE Portal have just launched the long-awaited new graphical user interface (GUI) of our visual content management system (CMS.) Hotels, resorts and other travel supplier partners are now being trained in the new system to more effectively manage and distribute their photos, videos and 360-degree virtual tours. We believe that this transition will … Continue reading Simplified Visual Management and Distribution with New ICE CMS
Although a great deal of hotel brands are making a strong push for direct bookings, it is also important to convert OTA consumers. In order to be found/seen in OTA search results, your property will need to rank highly amongst other properties. This rank is determined by OTA content score, and there are numerous factors … Continue reading What Influences OTA Content Score?
Personalization is a becoming a must in online travel marketing. Consumers are beginning to expect a personalized experience and are more likely to book based off of customized offerings. In order to accurately customize your marketing by consumer, you need to collect data to learn about them and their wants/needs. These are a few types … Continue reading 5 Types of Data You Should Be Collecting from Your Guests
Video is rapidly becoming the most popular way of marketing to consumers. It presents a great opportunity for hoteliers, who can utilize it to show off their property’s rooms, pools, gyms, surrounding areas and more. Using video on your hotel website can increase direct bookings and delivering these videos to OTAs and GDSs can increase … Continue reading Further Evidence that Video is Taking Over the Digital Marketing World
As of March 2017, Facebook had 1.94 billion monthly active users and 1.28 billion daily active users. With numbers like these, it’s a no-brainer that this is a perfect place to promote your hotel online. However, many hotel marketers are not aware of how to best utilize the platform and its features. Follow this advice … Continue reading How to “Up” Your Hotel’s Facebook Game
The mobile hotel booking rate is (and has been) increasing across the globe. In addition to investing in a mobile-friendly website, hoteliers should also consider offering mobile apps. Apps can extend your brand recognition and increase guest loyalty and direct bookings. These tips will help you to get the best ROI on your hotel mobile … Continue reading Tips for a Strong Hotel Mobile App
User-Generated Content (UGC) has become a widely-used tactic in marketing across a plethora of industries, including travel and hospitality. If you’ve been thinking of incorporating UGC into your hotel marketing strategy, these statistics will prove that it can increase engagement and even bookings. 1. Brand engagement increases an average of 28% when users when users … Continue reading 5 Stats Proving the Value of User-Generated Content
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