Just announced at the Travel Marketing Awards 2014, tailor made luxury travel provider Carrier wins “Best Website” at the Grosvenor House gala held March 20. With engagement an every increasing part of the guest experience equation, it’s clear this company “gets it” for converting and keeping customers.
About 85 percent of the hospitality websites you can surf to right now need a redesign. Don’t try and find the math to justify my exactness here, just user your “mind’s eye” to scroll back through what you’ve surfed to, and past, during your web experience. Luckily the old saying “ugly is forever” does not have to apply for your business billboard on the web.
TravelAvenue, a startup focused on image oriented share for travel, is a Pinterest-ish development travelers may want to watch. We gave the product the once over this morning, here’s what we discovered.
One of the most crucial aspects of any online business is the landing page of the website. Nowhere is this more crucial than for any hospitality company, and in particular hoteliers. We have typed ourselves to bloody fingers, talked ourselves blue in the face, but still even wonderfully lavish hotels offer up hamburger to their prime rib consuming visitors.
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.