In the “Mid-Funnel” phase of the Travel Shopping Journey, 65% of travel shoppers are considering multiple properties. This is a hotel’s chance to influence and persuade. We recap Ellis Connolly (TrustYou) & Charlie Osmond’s (Triptease) insights from our Digital Marketing Summit for Hoteliers. Part 2 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.
According to a BLLA survey, hoteliers at boutique hotels spend 58% of their time on sales and marketing activities. But are you seeing results, in the form of direct bookings, from these efforts? See our 5 best practices for a high-performing hotel website – one that converts, and how these 7 hotels exemplify them.
Based on the research, hotels of all sizes and star ratings are spending a LOT of time on sales and marketing activities – but they aren’t seeing the results they need from their property website. It’s clear that hotels need to find unique ways to differentiate themselves from the competition, so they can drive more direct bookings with their website.
Mobility is significantly changing the way people research and book travel. Furthermore, hotels with a mobile-friendly website will now move higher up in Google search results than hotels that don’t. So if you don’t have a mobile website yet, it’s most certainly impacting your bottom line. The stats no hotelier can ignore.
Anatoly Polyakov, Owner of Heart of the Village Inn, shares his experience building a mobile website for his property, and the benefits he has seen since doing so.
By the end of 2016, Skift predicts that over half (51.8%) of online travel bookings in the US will come from mobile devices. So if you don’t have a mobile website for your hotel, then you’re missing out serious revenue. Here’s a quick recap from our latest webinar, “How to Build a Mobile Website That Converts.” Watch it on-demand to learn more.
The travel industry boasts one of the most complex digital landscapes out there when it comes to consumer browsing and purchasing behavior. So how does your hotel stand out and win more bookings? Alan Young, Co-Founder of Puzzle Partner, shares his tips (and tools) to help.
Greg Bodenlos, Brand Manager at The Charles Hotel and HSMAI Leader, offers 6 great tips to elevate your hotel’s social media presence and boost direct bookings.
Travelers go down a long and unpredictable path when it comes to planning and booking a trip, using a mix of branded sites, OTAs and meta search to help inform their decision. So how do you ensure they book on YOUR hotel website at the end of their journey? Watch our on-demand webinar for some excellent tips.