Every aspect of digital marketing is employed and applicable in the hotel industry. The hospitality sector is always known for its virtues of quality services, good food, great accommodation, and a fulfilling experience and so not but to promote all of these hotels need well-planned digital marketing strategies and creative execution in different aspects of it so let’s break down each aspect of digital marketing and let’s understand how it helps a hotel owner in promoting, advertising and marketing their business –
We always tell people, that the very first requirement for a Hotel is to have a website, a website works like a digital address to your business, most people while searching online will look for your hotel’s website, and it is not limited to that, how you cater and maintain the whole website. We highly stress the fact that every website should have an online booking system available, without it no matter how good your website is, there will be no conversion rate. Proper SEO optimization requires a lot of work and an analyst must study the ongoing trends and algorithm updates of Google. If you feel that you are not able to grasp all of it and lack time, you can always look for hotels and restaurant marketing companies that can help you with everything.
An old saying that never goes out of style – “content is king”
People do not understand but writing unique content is the way to your audience’s heart. People consume so much knowledge from blogs, articles, and formats of content from different platforms like Facebook posts, Quora answer postings, Linkedin posts, and tweets on Twitter. Everything around digital marketing is interlinked with good content. If a man likes your content there is a higher chance for you to have a good conversion rate with them to websites that hardly post anything or share on social media.
Social Media Marketing
Okay, so you have a good hotel, you click good pictures, you have a good number of bookings, and you organize good events in your hotel, but how are you planning to promote it, that’s where social media comes into the picture. The hospitality industry has been booming forever and every day, especially the food marketing agencies use it a lot. there is something new going on, the right digital marketing plan will help you post the right pictures with the right hashtags, and the right captions, use the right emojis and post at the particular time to gain maximum reach. Meta and Instagram are the two most popular and important social media platforms that you must use for your hotel publicity.
Online Travel optimization refers to building your hotel links in different online travel booking websites, the more you are strong with your presence on such websites, the more you are helping your website to rank higher and higher. Though it may look like a part of SEO but has its separate benefits and importance.
SEA (Search Engine Advertising)
Most people know SEO, but there is also the concept of SEA, which means you can have a marketing budget and can pay the search engine to keep your hotel or restaurant at the top when someone searches for a hotel, these are mostly associated with keywords so suppose if a person searches for the keyword “hotels in Delhi”, you have paid Google to keep you top in the search results for it and hence it enhance your ranking for that particular keyword and there are more chances for a booking or good conversion rate.
Google My Business
If you are not on Google, where are you?
Your business must always be updated and well crafted on Google my business, before a visitor or a tourist knows anything about your hotel, they only know how to search for it they will Google it, make sure when they do you come up in their search results with a well-drafted profile, information, reviews, pictures and all the necessary details.
When you create content no matter in which format, you need people to see it, admire it, learn from it, and be interested in it. Whether it is blogs, videos, photos, newsletters, e-magazines and everything in between you want the content to be read, acknowledged and admired by your audience and for that content marketing is the best digital marketing aspect you can opt for.
We hope this article helped the role of digital marketing in the hospitality industry.