The Travel industry is very demanding and there are a lot of competitors who do everything in their power to attract as many holidaymakers as it is possible. There are famous hotel chains that do not have to do much to become recognised on the tourism market. On the other hand, there are popular OTA services that implement different improvements for their customers if they make a decision to stay in one of their properties. In the end, there are also villas and resorts that also provide some accommodation for less demanding travellers. Is there a possibility for those places to attract as many tourists as popular hotel chains and OTA services? Yes, there is and it is called Our.Guide.
Our.Guide is a hotel website widget that is placed on your website. It is a SaaS software so it does not require any improvement by villa/resort owners. It has been used in more than 500 hotels around the world.
The OTA services a way of increasing number of satisfied customers
At present, OTA services, such as TripAdvisor and Booking.com also want to encourage their website visitors to make the direct bookings. They promote the local attractions at each hotel website to underline their customers that their spot is perfect accommodation when they want to visit “X” tourist attraction.
TripAdvisor provides a map identifying where the hotel is as well as other interesting tourist attractions indicated. This site also provides full address, phone number, email address, distance from the airport and a list of nearby restaurants and local attractions.
On the other hand, Booking.com also gives some basic information about the most popular landmarks in close proximity to the the hotel as well as the distance from the airport.
OTA services, however, do not promote the most popular activities for free. They sell the entrances tickets or other services, for example swimming with the dolphins and they make additional profits. How? They just make 5% profit per each transaction by the hotel guest.
What is more, OTA services have advance SEO content done due to having numerous properties, hiring professionals as well as selling tickets online.
A useful possibility for resorts and villas
These days, the Our.Guide widget is also available for people who offer less expensive places to stay overnight such as villas and resorts.
Every property offering accommodation for hotel guests tends to have a website where the basic information such as the size of the room and other facilities is outlined. However, it seems thethe majority of hotel owners do not say much about neighbourhood and places that should be visited during the guests stay. Moreover, they sometimes do not know much about those places and they are not familiar with the latest changes.
However, when the hotel owners have the Our.Guide widget they can encourage the guests to book a room in their resort or villa because with certainty that of the distance to their favourite locations. Guest and they will have also a possibility to get to know other interesting places in the area without having to do further research.
The widget is east to use. It is just a catalogue with ple ofnty tourist attractions available across a range of catagories. Our.Guide widget is available for free and it works as SaaS software – it means it is updated automatically by Google as well as experienced Our.Guide employees. What is more, it does not require any work to be undertaken by the properties employees.
It is also worth to mention the benefits of having this widget at your website. Firstly, it improve the SEO and secondly, the property will benefit every time your guests book a ticket to the museum or book a trip.
New accommodation providers that have just started cooperation with Our.Guide
Our.Guide made a significant development in 2018. Currently he professional guidebook is a widget which is available in two properties in Indonesia, Bali. The first of them is www.sakalaresortbali.com that offers luxurious suites. The second is called Tajjung Benoa and it is an example of a resort and how Our.Guide may be helpful in providing some relevant information on local tourist attractions. You can see how it works at www.benoaresort.com. The last one is a great example of a villa that may be seen at www.sakalavillas.com. Our.Guide is suitable for a range of property types.
If you want to be unique to your competitors, you need to undertake some steps to identify this to the market. Sometimes you do not have to do much – it is enough to install Our.Guide widget and improve your guests experience.
For more information please visit Our.Guide