If you're an in-house tourism marketer, you're probably a very busy bee. Whether you're managing the spill over into sales or helping with booking redemption logistics, your work is never quite finished.
While it may be easy to get sidetracked in the many arms of a tourism or hospitality company, using automation tools and strategizing ways to keep focus will help you work efficiently and achieve results much sooner.
Here's a few of our favorite tips:
1) Listen to your market.
Base new endeavors on statistics and trends. Think
When it comes to online sales, TripAdvisor may be tourism’s answer to Amazon. By highlighting social proof, offering booking immediacy through 3rd parties, and utilizing various tactics for user engagement, the website has become a high ranking, widely used portal for people across the globe to plan holidays.
While fresh ways for reaching people online keep popping up, few are as effective as going directly to a potential customer and hitting their email inbox with one of your latest offers. When used correctly, Email Marketing can lead to increased bookings.
Here are three ways to best use Electronic Direct Marketing and E-Newsletters:
1. Share the Love
Encourage your offer to be shared around! Offer a special to your past guests and newsletter sign-ups then encourage them to share the deal with their friends and family – “spread the news and share the love”. Let’s face it, we all know someone who could do with some good news and TLC, and more so, everyone loves a good special. This is a also a great way to expand your brand awareness. Everyone gains something out of it, and the...
Eye-Tracking Study Confirms Importance of PPC and SEO Combination
Over the last few years, Google’s search display has evolved substantially – and user behavior is following suit. In 2005, Meditative researchers said that heat map studies indicate user interest is all about the the “Golden Triangle”. By 2014, the model has shifted to the “elongated F”.
The “Golden Triangle” from Meditative’s Eye-tracking study The “Elongated F” became the new norm for 2014
Only three years after the release of the latest heat map, we now face another great change. Google evolved the search results yet again by adding the business listing to brand name hotel searches. Underneath that are results from a meta search tool to show prices, reviews and other relevant...
Marica Mackenroth Brewster, the company's CEO, led the discussion with insight and tactics for businesses to market best on a shoestring budget. In planning, LTPA’s goal for the workshop was to educate their members on cost-effective ways to optimize their digital marketing, as well as offer free tools to them use for managing digital and social media outlets.
The event, hosted at the new Home2 Suites by Hilton Parc Lafayette, had wonderful attendance! Feedback has been great all around.
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