Everyone is focused on the integration of prices by Google in their maps and universal search results, and on how this will impact the hotel and travel distribution landscape. And they are right as it will have an important impact on direct sales for hotels. But there is something else going on that you need to be aware of for your hotel internet marketing strategy. FaceBook is becoming a hotel search engine!.
Reviews have become an important key performance indicator for hotels. Consumers are writing about their travel experience on online travel agency websites, travel communities and independent review websites. The new social media culture of sharing online requires follow up by hoteliers. To manage your hotel’s online reputation, Rate Tiger launched RT Review .....
I actually would like to rephrase this. I recommend to stop all online marketing spend. Just kick it out of your budget. Save some cost for a change. I simply would like to take back what I wrote in previous blog posts, and what I said during any of our seminars and workshops about hotel internet marketing and social media marketing. I now run a 100 room hotel and I have got it all figured out.
Besides consulting and executing revenue management for our hotel clients we have also been working on hotel internet marketing, search engine and website design with them. We wanted to share with you this week one of our hotel SEO success stories. The numbers and results speak for themselves …
Over the last 4 years we have trained thousands of hoteliers around the world in revenue management and distribution. All have made the same remarks; the travel industry is too price driven, the competition is driving down the price of the market. My question; what are you doing about it?
Stuck on increasing the number of unique visitors to your website? Still facing conversion ratios below 1 percent on your own website? Your website needs a serious makeover? Looking to integrate a social media strategy and a blog into your website? Think before you start.
Here’s a list of 20 questions and tips that you should ask yourself before redoing your hotel website design: