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Category COVID-19 Tips for The Hospitality & Travel Industry - version 2

The Benefits Of Automated Advertising in Search Engines

Reaching potential travellers exactly at that point in time when they’re searching online for the best offer. To succeed these days as a travel company on search platforms, you need to be rapidly adapting to changes. Using search technology & software can help you with this. Here, you will find how to automate your search campaigns in Google plus the benefits for your company. Why Automation Is Necessary For Your Company Within the travel industry,

Do Small Hotels Need a RMS? How to Overcome the 6 Challenges?

As a hotelier, you have a lot on your plate. From taking care of your staff and guests to managing your online presence, bills and housekeeping - it’s no easy task. But even so, it is imperative you do not overlook one of the most important things to manage: your hotel revenue. In this article you will learn what the advantages are of a revenue management system (RMS) for smaller hotels and how it helps

Why is Rate Parity Vital for Hotels? & Tips to Win the Parity Game

Hotels want the best price for their room. Therefore, the same price is set throughout all digital distribution channels.  But what if a distribution channel uses lower prices? In this article, you can learn about rate parity and how hotels can prevent distribution channels from undercutting the direct price. What is Rate Parity? In simple words, rate parity is a sales strategy that allows hotels to set an equal price throughout all digital distribution channels.

Tips to Highlight Safety in Marketing & Guest Communication in Travel

Due to the COVID outbreak, the travel industry has been placed under an immense amount of pressure. This is the very same reason why travel and tourism professionals have needed to place a much greater emphasis on the concept of safety. How can such an approach be used in conjunction with your ongoing marketing campaigns and guest communication? We provide you with tips on how to highlight safety in your messaging which response to the

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Let’s Get Digital: Creating a Smart Guest Journey for Your Hotel

Coronavirus threw a lot of well-established routines and best practices overboard without warning. Within only a few months, almost every aspect of hotel operations had to be re-examined and updated in ways nobody would have predicted at the start of 2020. To help you navigate this transition, this article sums up actionable tips on how you can adapt your guest journey to the new reality. New Automation Standards Due to The Corona Pandemic New, strict

20 Hotel Website Mistakes To Fix To Avoid a Low Conversion Rate

The hospitality industry has strong competition and the rivalry for guests is going to be even more fierce these days. Hotels compete online for guests not only with other hotels but with other players, such as OTAs and Search Engines Hotel Markets. Therefore, hotels should ensure that their website attracts customers. In this article, you’ll find the 20 most common “deadly” mistakes that kill your website’s conversion rate and you can learn how to turn

Tips for Hotels to Optimize Their Contactless Guest Journey

Due to Covid-19, social distancing has advanced the prominence of contactless payments and with it the delivery of digital services. Consumer behavior highlights the growing acceptance and expectation of contactless services, requiring all businesses to adapt to existence. As the hotel industry prepares for the return of travelers, the industry must recognize the new consumer touchpoints to digitalize processes to provide greater confidence while delivering a more enhanced experience in the guest journey. The State

How to Use Guest Messaging to Improve the Digital Experience?

Nowadays, guests are demanding smoother, easier, faster experiences. How a user (customer, partner or employee) interacts with an organization via digital technologies, is what we refer to as digital experience. To manage the digital experience of users, companies need to make sure the interaction with customers at every touchpoint is seamless. The smartest companies are already moving toward digital experience management tools to align their digital experiences. In this article you will learn how guest

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How Can a Chatbot Increase Your Direct Bookings?

Hotels often prioritise direct bookings, because they tend to result in wider profit margins and greater overall control. Therefore, many hotel owners are keen to explore new ways to encourage guests to book directly and chatbots are emerging as one of the best options. In this article, you will find out how a chatbot can increase your direct bookings. The Importance of Direct Bookings In order to optimise financial results, hotels try to encourage as

How the Internet of Things (IoT) can Benefit the Travel Industry

For those in the travel industry, one of the most important and powerful emerging technology trends, which needs to be understood and explored, is the Internet of Things, or IoT for short. It has the potential to fundamentally change how many tourism companies operate, improve their revenue management, and enhance the customer experience. In this article, you will learn more about what the Internet of Things actually is and find out how it can be

The Benefits of Reputation Management Software for Travel Companies

Companies operating in the travel and tourism industry can live or die based off of their online reputation. For this reason, a reputation management strategy is crucial, and reputation management software can play a major role in achieving sustainable business success. Here, you will find out more about the importance of a good reputation, the value of high-quality reputation software packages, and the main features you should look out for. Quick menu: Understanding the Word

5 Benefits of Virtual Reality Marketing for The Travel Industry

Virtual reality is experienced through sights and sounds in an artificial environment provided by a computer. The travel and tourism industry has started adopting this tool to enhance customer experience and maximise engagements. If you want to use this innovative tool to promote your travel business, take a look at this overview of virtual reality marketing (Also known as VR marketing), its importance for the tourism sector, and 5 advantages of using virtual reality to

Revenue Management Tips to Optimise Revenue

SEO vs CRO: What Gives Hotels a Higher ROI?

How much should you invest in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for your hotel to increase your sales by 5%? If you have a limited budget, what is the smartest way to use it? Can Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) be a better solution? In this article you will learn the meaning of SEO and CRO, and what you should focus on. How To Best Spend Your Limited Resources Today, available resources

How Hotels Can Combine Revenue Management and CRO?

One of the best and most common definitions of Revenue Management is “Selling the Right Room to the Right Client at the Right Moment at the Right Price in the Right Distribution Channel with the best commission efficiency”. Both Revenue Management and Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) are data-driven, but they are slightly different. In this article, you can learn about the myths of CRO, how it relates to Revenue Management and how best to combine

How Much Revenue Could Your Hotel Make From Upselling?

Upselling is a great way to boost both your guests’ experience and your revenue through paid upgrades and ancillary services. In this article you will learn how you can calculate additional revenue, made by upselling. Additionally you find a handy tool to help you to estimate the potential. Success Factors for Upselling A recently published benchmarking report shows that elements like property type (e.g. resort, downtown hotel, hostel…) and location (e.g. mountains, beach, downtown…) strongly impact

By How Much Can Upselling Boost Your Hotel’s Revenue?

The importance of upselling within the hotel industry has increased over recent years. No wonder, because a good upselling strategy can significantly boost a hotels revenue. But is upselling beneficial for every type of hotel? Is it worth for your hotel? In this article you find a comparison of the upsell performance per type of hotel, based on recent benchmark report. At the bottom of the article you also find a link to download the