February 7, 2019
This Wednesday the 6th of February, the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced new “voluntary changes” from some of the travel industry’s biggest players in response to an investigation into a range of practices; including pressure selling, misleading discount claims, the effect that commission has on how hotels are ordered on sites, and hidden charges.
But what do these changes mean for hoteliers both in and outside the United Kingdom?
December 5, 2018
Hotelchamp now introduces ‘Autopilot’ – new technology set to revolutionise how hotels think about their online guest experience.
November 13, 2018
It is said that actions speak louder than words and when it comes to social proof, noticing actual behaviour can be more powerful than we sometimes care to admit. As humans, we are built to adapt, to mimic actions and behaviour, to live according to an unspoken set of rules.
October 23, 2018
Hotelchamp data scientists frequently analyse trends and browsing habits amongst devices. As well as providing an understanding of how guests browse and book their overnight stays, it also provides valuable insight into how to optimise website campaigns and marketing to suit browsing behaviours and devices.
September 4, 2018
In recent years, the concept of colour psychology has become a hot topic in art and marketing, as well as many other areas. Experts and researchers have been able to make some meaningful discoveries about the psychology of colour and the effect it has on people’s behaviour, mood and feelings.
August 17, 2018
The term “influencers” has been thrown around a lot – this year especially. “Influencers” are users on social media who have established both credibility and popularity within a certain industry.
July 23, 2018
The design of your website makes a much bigger impact on people than you might realise. A profitable hotel website is one that builds trust with its visitors and influences them to book directly on the website. All elements, from branding to layout and colours to “calls to action” (CTAs) play a crucial role in engaging with users and increasing the hotel website conversion.
July 16, 2018
In the time of dial-up internet, many people’s modems would occupy the phone line, effectively disabling the telephone whilst they were online. This inconvenient procedure seems unthinkable in our ever-connected world. There’s also a peculiar irony to it when you consider that your phone is now the very thing that enables our ever-present connection – not something that would challenge it. After all, we don’t just “go online” as we once did – we now live our entire lives online.
June 25, 2018
There are two distinct approaches that almost any business can leverage to make sure social proof is an asset, not something to live under the tyranny of. Where possible,
June 25, 2018
Social Proof is a powerful psychological technique that can make or break a business. But social proof is far more than just Facebook or followers – the power of ‘general consensus’ is present in everything from sitcoms to overdue tax reminders. In this 3 part series, we look at the objective value of social proof, and how smart marketers can weaponise it to persuade and personalise it to their audiences.
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