It’s been 2.5 years since we first launched Vizlly, our “multi-channel digital marketing system.” Vizlly was built on the premise that hotels could drive more direct bookings if they had a great hotel website – one specifically designed to convert. Well folks – we were wrong. Or, I should say, we were partially right.
Your hotel website is your digital storefront, and your content is the warm greeting to visitors. Learn how to craft compelling web content that motivates travel shoppers to book. See the highlights from our webinar.
Driving organic traffic to your hotel website is important, but driving quality traffic should also be a priority. By tweaking your SEO strategy to focus on long tail keywords, you’ll be able to drive more quality website traffic that is more likely to convert.
In part 2 of our 2016 recap, we examine major changes made by Facebook, TripAdvisor and the OTAs that will impact hotel marketing in 2017.
If you’ve ever asked Siri or Google Now a question, you’ve communicated with a type of chatbot. Chatbots give hotels the opportunity to improve the customer experience at every stage of the travel shopping journey. Major hotel chains and OTAs are jumping on this technology. Should you follow suit?
There are many strategies to boosting revenue, but one area most hotels are neglecting. It’s called ancillary revenue; looking beyond your rooms, to other products or services that can generate revenue. Airlines and cruise lines have built a very healthy profit margin from ancillary services. It’s time for hotels to do the same.
Running a hotel isn’t easy. In the day-to-day grind we can sometimes let some things fall through the cracks. Ed St. Onge from Flip.to outlines 5 common hotel marketing mistakes and how to fix them.
Programmatic advertising is changing the PPC game. With programmatic, you target the individual traveler, not the website. Chris Blaine from Sojern explains how programmatic advertising can help hotels drive more relevant traffic to their website and increase direct bookings.
The travel shopping journey doesn’t end once a booking is made. Social sharing and guest reviews are critical in influencing future bookings. We recap Ed St. Onge and Charlie Osmond’s insights from our Digital Marketing Summit. Part 4 of our 4-part series.
Missed our Digital Marketing Summit for Hoteliers? Here’s a quick recap from Chris Blaine (Sojern) and Ed St. Onge (Flip.to) from our first presentation on Travel Inspiration. Learn why inspiring travelers at the start of their travel shopping journey can help increase direct bookings. Part 1 of our 4-part series.