“Personalization” has been a hot topic across the web and has businesses across varying industries wondering how to implement it. The travel and hospitality industry, and other industries, use personalization to better engage and convert consumers based off of their specific interests, preferences and lifestyles — personas. It is becoming more widely used in order … Continue reading Personalizing Your Visual Content Increases Bookings
A hotel blog is a great way to promote your property and engage travelers. It can be used to strengthen other areas of your marketing strategy and increase your hotel’s visibility online, leading to increased bookings. A few benefits of having a hotel blog include: •A way to communicate with guests and convey information Hotel … Continue reading Benefits of Having a Hotel Blog
Conversion rates for users who visited a special offers page on a hotel website are over 3x that of users who did not visit a special offers page (NetAffinity.) Therefore, having a special offers page that is up to date and eye-catching is important for your hotel to convert travelers online. This page should offer … Continue reading Enticing Travelers to Book Direct with Special Offers
The use of mobile devices in relation to travel is growing from the research/planning/booking stage all the way to the trip itself. New data from AppLift and Priori Data tells us just how much mobile is shaping the travel industry. This data further confirms that hotel marketers must have a strong mobile strategy and presence. … Continue reading 5 Stats on Mobile Traveler Behavior
According to Accenture Interactive, 50% of companies have more digital content that they can effectively manage. Hotel groups are not immune, and if they don’t get control of their assets, it’s going to cost a lot of time and money. Digital Asset Management (DAM) technology offers solutions for industries across the board, the travel and … Continue reading Why Managing your Hotel’s Digital Assets Saves Time and Money
Following up from last week’s post that highlights what makes a positive user experience on travel websites, this article will look further into what mistakes brands should watch for on their websites. When designing, or revamping your hotel website, be sure to avoid these mistakes that can cost you direct bookings: • Slow load time … Continue reading Mistakes to Avoid On Your Hotel’s Website
When it comes to researching, planning and booking travel, a positive user experience (UX) is crucial in order to be competitive. Consumers’ perceptions, emotions and behaviors while interacting with your website or app will often make or break their decision to purchase. Digital user experience agency, Sigma, published a report that touches on the different … Continue reading What Makes a Positive User Experience in the Travel Industry?
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
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?