Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Marketing

New research reveals an Australian hotel, bar or restaurant is tagged on Instagram every 28 seconds

Social media management platform Hootsuite has released new research showing that Australian hospitality and tourism brands that frequently use Instagram to engage consumers could grow their audience by up to ten times. The research highlights that more than ever, social media engagement has the ability to drive purchasing decisions and help develop long-lasting customer relationships. Key findings include: An Australian …

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How to create a 360-degree customer view using data

How valuable would it be to know everything about your customer’s interactions with your competition? Creating a 360-degree customer view is considered the holy grail of customer intelligence, and you can create it, today. Would you like to know how much they’re spending, when they’re spending, why they’re buying with the competition and not you, what drives their purchase behaviour …

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Use video email to outsell the competition

Based on what I hear from the hotel sales and catering sales managers I train each month, the vast majority of inquiries for groups, meetings, conferences and catering events are being received electronically. Some come in via direct email; others arrive after a planner completes a “contact us” inquiry form at the hotel’s website. Most, however, arrive via third party …

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Why it’s important to let your destination shape hotel culture

Building your hotel culture to reflect that of the local community may go a long way to securing your property more bookings. Being able to stand out from the competition is a rare and powerful trait if your hotel is able to manage it. There are certainly some travellers who prefer their hotel to be like a ‘home away from …

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Are you doing these five things to market your accom?

From claiming your business on Google to YouTube and social media images, Bronwyn White takes you through five key steps for tourism success. Claim your business on Google My Business Google is usually the starting point for most web users when searching for products online. If you want these users to find you, you need to help Google to locate …

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Big revenue management: where the rubber meets the road with big data

Sure, big data can be a marketing powerhouse, helping reach the right guest at the right time. Is there anything more important, really? Yes! Reaching the right guest at the right time with the right rate. However, that rate should not only be the product of what the guest will pay (because this can lead to a hotel full of …

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What benefits and features should you look for in a website editor?

For your guests, your website offers a first glimpse into your property. It’s where they will go not only to learn more about your rates and availability, but also to peek at your guestrooms, discover your amenities and learn about the fantastic packages that you offer in order to enhance their travel experience. Unfortunately, for many hoteliers, web design is not an …

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The future of OTA loyalty programs

Online travel agents (OTAs) are known as an efficient distribution channel for hotel rooms, but with more major hotel brands pushing direct bookings to reduce commissions paid out to agents- this leaves OTAs searching for the next goldmine product to fuel their continued growth. With this in mind – for years – hotels have enjoyed a non-competitive landscape with their …

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How to use hotel digital marketing techniques to leverage the Chinese market

In the diverse sphere of international travel, hotel marketers cannot afford to use broad strokes to attract bookings. To maximise bookings and occupancy each region and the markets within the regions should be treated on its own terms. A crucial and most lucrative market for hotels in the Chinese. China has the biggest outbound tourism activity in the world with …

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