Highlights from HSMAI’s annual Digital Marketing Strategy Conference in New York. From macro Trends, to SEO and social media, see what’s shaping 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?
Winning the direct booking all comes down to having a strong online presence and a high-converting website. View the highlights from our recent Digital Marketing Summit for Hoteliers, featuring Joey Egan (Leonardo) and David Chestler (SiteMinder). Part 3 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.
A study from Expedia MediaSolutions breaks down the travel shopping journey into 3 phases: Inspiration, Mid-Funnel and Booking. How can you influence travel shoppers during each of these phases and ultimately win their business?
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.
Charlie Osmond from Triptease discusses how OTAs are responding to the push by hotels to drive more direct bookings, and why the upcoming Direct Booking Summit is so timely.
You’ve likely read many fear-inducing articles about Google’s expansion into the hotel booking space. But we need to take a step back and focus on what really matters.