Category Archives: Travel Trends

Enticing Travelers to Book Direct with Special Offers

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

5 Stats on Mobile Traveler Behavior

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

Further Evidence that Video is Taking Over the Digital Marketing World

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

5 Summer Trends to Consider for Your Travel Marketing

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

Tips for a Strong Hotel Mobile App

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

5 Stats Proving the Value of User-Generated Content

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

Most Popular Hotel Purchase Methods

Recent data from Phocuswright’s “Channel Optimization in Hospitality: Secrets of Data-Driven Hoteliers” white paper, done in conjunction with Sabre, gives useful information regarding where/how people book hotels in the U.S. Hoteliers can utilize this data to determine where to focus their hotel marketing efforts and what consumers to target. This can lead to more bookings … Continue reading Most Popular Hotel Purchase Methods

What Facebook’s New City Guides Feature Means for Travel Marketers

Those who have updated their mobile Facebook app since March 2 may or may not have noticed the new “City Guides” feature, listed among other features in the bottom right hamburger menu. This addition brings users to a page that displays various major cities across the world and shows a count of how many friends … Continue reading What Facebook’s New City Guides Feature Means for Travel Marketers

8 Statistics on Millennial Travel Trends

The millennial demographic has companies in numerous industries adjusting their marketing strategies, including companies within the travel industry. Travel marketers hope to build brand loyalty with this younger age group now in order to generate repeat business in coming years. These statistics from Internet Marketing Inc’s “Millennial Travel Trends: A Look at the Largest Generations’ … Continue reading 8 Statistics on Millennial Travel Trends