With just over two weeks until Christmas, we’re recapping the best blog articles from 2016. Here is what piqued the interest of hotel marketers around the globe, with some practical tips to take into 2017 and beyond.
A high-performing hotel website is based on science, not guesswork. It leads travel shoppers down a logical path to the booking engine. In our recent webinar, we dissected the critical elements of successful hotel website – one that turns lookers into bookers. We’ve recapped the highlights here.
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.
Google has made a lot of changes over the last year that have impacted hotel marketing. We take a closer look at some of them and how hotel marketers can navigate these changes to their advantage.
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.
As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking about how to best utilize your marketing budget for next year. In our recent webinar we looked at 4 hotel marketing trends you need to be focused on in 2017.
Google will be switching to a mobile-first index. Yup, you read that right. They are essentially dividing the mobile and desktop indexes. This doesn’t mean desktop will disappear (yet) but it will only be updated second to mobile, the new primary index. Find out what this means for your website.
Today’s traveler is overwhelmed with options when searching for a hotel online, making it easy for the “right” hotel to go unnoticed. Ellis Connolly from TrustYou explains the role guest reviews, specifically meta-reviews, play in traveler booking decisions.