Hotel Owners Agree: Online Booking Driven By Internet Marketing

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 by

Accommodation owners cited online marketing (63%); social media (39%); mobile (27%); email marketing (22%); and paid listings on user-generated review sites (17%) as the top areas in which they would prefer to increase spending, according to TripAdvisor’s latest Accomodation Owners SurveyTripAdvisor Belize.

Of the survey respondents with a social media program, the majority (60%) said that TripAdvisor is the most effective social media site for marketing their properties. Facebook (22%) and Twitter (16%) were the next most effective sites for marketing their properties, according to owners taking the poll.

According to survey respondents, most owners (76%) use their property website to market deals to potential guests. Email (52%) and social media (44%) were the next most commonly used methods for marketing deals, followed by user-generated review sites (25%) and online travel agencies (21%).

You can read about the TripAdvisor study here.

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