The travel industry saw perhaps the biggest downturn in history during the pandemic. Now, travel is surging to all-time highs! But what if the spread of the coronavirus spikes after summer travel, or what if there is just a more generalized recession in the economy? Let’s look at a few ways you can use your hotel website to give your hotel long-term staying power:
- Offer the best price for direct bookings – be sure your website prices are always equal to or better than what a consumer finds on OTAs. They will usually search an OTA first, so they will know if there is a better deal than what you offer in a direct booking.
- Customize the user experience – offer packages for direct bookings that are not available anywhere else. Let guests customize their stay with meals, experiences, spa treatments, choice of view, and other upgrades.
- Create a sense of urgency – sometimes, one member of the couple is searching without their partner present. Creating a sense of urgency can result in a booking rather than someone “just looking.” Use countdown timers on offers and price-in flexible cancelation policies, so they feel comfortable booking immediately and discussing the travel plans later.
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