A new report and a revealing graphic from FastBooking reminds us that hotelier uptake for using more and more advanced tools and strategies needs to be incremental. The report entitled “A guide for independent hotels: budget hotels, small luxury hotels, and hotel groups” shows how CRM and other energies need to work hand-in-hand with websites, social, SEO and SEM, email marketing, metasearch and other facets to spur direct bookings.
When was the last time you really compared the prices you pay for hotels stays? If you are like most people, time is never on your side, and loyalty or brand awareness simply must play a role in your travel decision making processes. A Dutch startup a friend recommended, Bidroom addresses several problems caused by […]
To celebrate the relaunch of its official site, redesigned as a network to build solid relationships between hotels, journalists and bloggers, Snap Traveller released an authoritative report on influence marketing and its role in the hospitality industry.
Another year has begun, and with it come our hopes and dreams for the better. The hospitality industry is expected to be uplifted this year, as most countries have found their way out of the financial crisis. Here at Argophilia, we continue the challenge to bring you the most interesting hotels to stay in, whether […]
Situated Thailand’s largest Island, Patong Beach is a Phuket resort any visitor to this part of Asia simply must discover. And, what better way to enjoy this fascinating part of the world than at a chic boutique like BYD Lofts, our Monday places to stay focus? Check out one hidden gem set to make your Thai vacation all the more enjoyable. If you are planning travel to Phuket, a look at this luxury boutique stay can’t hurt.
Have you ever Google’d before going on a trip, only to run across one crappy website after another in search of a hotel? Face it, despite all the technology advances, the mobile breakthroughs enabling us like never before, hotel websites still suck. WIHP aims to change all that.
An article on Tnooz last Friday peaked our interest, Xotels boss Patrick Landman offering up key variables in what will become the biggest online trade war ever. When Google, all the big corporate OTAs, and key independent online travel entities lock horns for a final round, a few will not be left standing.