In previous weeks, we’ve covered what makes up a dynamic visual content management system (CMS). So far, we explained the importance of scoring, tagging, tracking and delivery in the correct specs and language. This week we’ll highlight how important it is to have stellar customer support from your CMS. Although you now know the criteria … Continue reading What to Look for in a Visual Content Management System (Part 5/5)
Last week, we began discussing what travel suppliers should be looking for in a visual content management system (CMS). Our first criteria was scoring of visuals. Scoring helps travel marketers audit their visuals for optimal distribution across the web. We will now focus on tagging of hotel visuals and how it can benefit your property. … Continue reading What to Look for in a Visual Content Management System (Part 2/5)
Today’s hotel booking landscape is as competitive and cut-throat as ever, making it an absolute necessity for hotel marketers to cover all of their bases on the web. One of the most important, if not THE most important factor in consumers booking online is the properties’ visuals. According to Trivago, hotels with high-quality images receive … Continue reading A 7-Step Quality Audit for Your Hotel Visuals
The heavily competitive landscape in the travel industry makes it difficult for marketers to create hotel brand ads that appeal to and will convert travelers online. Recent research from Phocuswright and Bing tells us what content stands out in consumers’ minds and on which platforms. These statistics can help travel marketers understand what’s important to … Continue reading How Are Consumers Affected by Travel Ads?
Personalization is a major component in engaging today’s travelers. In fact, 69% of travelers are more loyal to a travel company that personalizes their experiences online and offline (Think with Google.) Consumer data presents hotels with numerous opportunities to personalize offerings to increase the likelihood of conversion and repeat business. Here are a few ways … Continue reading How Can Hotels Use Personalization to Attract and Retain Guests?
Hotel chatbots are gaining popularity as they serve a number of purposes and simplify processes for both the hotel and guest. If you are considering or are on the fence about implementing a chatbot on your website, read further to learn about how they can benefit your hotel: Added Customer Service Chatbots allow hotels to … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Implement a Chatbot on Your Hotel Website
According to research from Phocuswright, 71% of U.S. travelers recalled seeing an ad online when planning their last trip. This proves that making an impression via ads online is important for travel brands to stand out from their competition and increase their booking conversion. Here is some insight from “The Travel Marketer’s Guide to the … Continue reading The Effectiveness of Travel Ads
“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. Personalizing your visual content is becoming more widely … Continue reading Personalizing Your Visual Content Increases Bookings
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
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