The headwinds remain strong across hospitality. Yet, momentum is building especially when it comes to digital marketing. At Cendyn, were seeing digital spend rebound to about 50% of the levels that it was towards the end of 2019, when spending was at the highest level weve seen. The outlook looks more positive into 2021, where larger brands are setting aggressive budgets in a bid to combat OTAs and maintain the profitability of direct bookings.
Every hotelier knows about the conversion funnel: potential guests enter your site, shop for a room, and make a booking. BAM! That guest just made it through your conversion funnel and youre a great marketer who deserves a pat on the back. That thought process is flawed and in this article I am going to prove to you that if thats your perspective of the conversion funnel, you are losing guests and revenue every single day. I am also going to show you how to optimize the rest of your conversion funnel and how to better communicate to your marketing team your true conversion rate.
Having a successful Cyber Monday/Black Friday campaign is a critical component of many hotels marketing strategy. It can give you a booking boost for the upcoming year and also help you fill in the soft periods. Given the current state of the industry and the pent up demand we are optimistic that this years Cyber deals can be more effective than ever. This episode discusses the opportunities and provides some guidelines on putting together your own campaign.
From today, the first selection of over 400 handpicked Mr & Mrs Smith hotels are available to book by IHG Rewards members through IHGs direct channels.
We often forget some of our favorite aspects of our vacations the colorful food, the view from the pool, the calming ambiance of the spa. Those activities and moments during your stay are made possible by the amenities offered to you by the hotel. Your unique on-site amenities can help make the guest experience memorable. Weve talked a lot about putting heads back in beds, so lets look at some other ways to generate interest and business at your hotel by using what you already have.
Major sales force changes such as restructuring or downsizing are disruptive to how sales teams work and to the systems that support them. A poorly-orchestrated change can damage customer relationships, hurt the top line, and threaten salespeoples sense of control and self-esteem. Not surprisingly, leaders often wait to implement major changes until a significant event forces them to do so.
New extended-stay offer now includes nearly 90 participating locations
In this episode of the podcast, were going to pit the Fueligans against each other to pick the five most effective ways to spend your hotel marketing budgets and one thing you can absolutely cut.
Consumer Feedback Shows 42 Percent of U.S. Business Professionals Would Consider Working from a Hotel
Consumer psychology has always played an important part in driving their purchase decisions. Lets look at how you can use this buying psychology to improve conversion rates, increase direct bookings, and sell more rooms.