A website is the first place where guests look for information about the hotel. Having your own website is an exceptional way to showcase your individuality. Here’s an excellent analogy to help put this into perspective. Imagine being born into a very distinguished and reputable family. Many ambitious and driven people in a situation like that would want to establish themselves as an individual entity and not rely solely on the family name. The same can be said about your hotel and how it can solidify its digital identity with its own website.
Let’s discuss some of the points that you should keep in mind before creating a website for your hotel:
Simple and elegant design:
The information on your website is available at all times to anyone with an internet connection. Therefore, it is important to be presented in an engaging way and managed accordingly. With the growing popularity of mobile phones, a hotel’s website should be designed in a way which is seamless, regardless of whether guests use a desktop or a mobile phone. A website should not only include an intuitive way to contact the hotel. In fact, navigating the page should be simple and easy. The design should be based on a unique know-how which allows you to direct guest through the website effortlessly. A website is not only a communication platform which enables a simple communication with the hotel staff. Pictures are very important because they sell dreams and make a guest feel like he wants to be at the hotel.
Building the brand image:
Apart from being user-friendly, a website has to be competitive in terms of content compared to other hotels. Thus it is worth to leave some room for to build the brand image which defines the hotel’s character. The hotel image does not only include the visible but, first and foremost, the quality of the service. Guests will confirm their appreciation with reviews on the quality of services, which in turn could translate into the number of reservations. Having a user feedback form will help you with this a lot. With the data from the user’s feedback you’ll know exactly where to focus for improving the quality of service of your hotel. which in turn could translate into the number of reservations. Users frequently make a decision based on the recommendations. A great way to maintain the ties with guests is also a well-designed and regular newsletter.
Improved awareness about your business:
In today’s world the first place people will look for information is on the internet. By investing time into search engine optimization (SEO) you can help your business show for related search terms. For example if your website shows for someone searching ‘hotels near me’ you will gain more guests. With the massive influx of social media platforms seemingly popping up every other week, marketers sometimes have a tendency to place a greater emphasis on developing their presence on these channels and may forget about the importance of building a well optimized website.
The main task which someone would assume when creating a website for a hotel is to increase the percentage of direct bookings by connecting an efficient booking engine. A guest may also check room availability, and travel packages, and can make a booking from virtually any level of the site. Thanks to the knowledge about guests’ expectations from the feedback form, we can freely shape special packages. Today, increasing direct sales is one of the biggest challenges for hotels. In the era of growing competition and the growing list of sales channels, our own sales channel is the most cost-effective solution. It also allows you to build a lasting relationship with the guest. This, in turn, can translate into both his subsequent stays.
Here at Ujudebug we will take care of all these points for you. Give us a call or contact us.