According to Searchmetrics, 60% of leisure travelers and 41% of business travelers build their own trip itineraries. This means that travel brands must ensure they are doing whatever possible to be found/seen online in order to stay competitive and generate bookings. To successfully do this, attention must be paid to Google rank and the factors … Continue reading What Affects Your Hotel Website’s Google Ranking?
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?
In the last few years, photo-sharing social media platform, Instagram, has skyrocketed in popularity. To be exact, Instagram’s user count hit 600 million users in December 2016, providing a huge network of consumers to be influenced and marketed to. This presents a great opportunity to hotel marketers to reach new guests and communicate with existing … Continue reading Why You Should Be Using Instagram to Market Your Hotel
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
Once a traveler has booked a hotel, there are numerous ways to communicate with them before their stay to ensure a positive guest experience. A recent study from TrustYou examined the types of pre-stay communications that hotels are using and also the preferred channels of communication by the travelers. Hotel marketers can use this information … Continue reading How Should You Be Communicating with Your Hotel 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
Memorial Day Weekend having just passed marks the unofficial beginning of summer. This means that many consumers across the globe will be packing up and heading out on vacation at some point over the next three to four months. Think with Google recently published a study that aimed to get into these consumers’ mindsets. The … Continue reading 5 Summer Trends to Consider for Your Travel Marketing
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