Author Archives for Katharina Sickora

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How to increase direct bookings with targeted review content

by April 5, 2016 9:03 am Leave a comment

OTA’s significantly changed the travel industry with pricing transparency and a large selection of accommodations. Yet they pose a huge challenge to individual hotels offering online bookings due to price comparisons and competition. There is almost no getting around online travel agencies: hotels benefit from large-scale marketing strategies, a broad customer base, and last minute sales. The disadvantage comes with the high commissions, which reinforces the desire for more direct bookings. Aside from the price-benefit-ratio, reviews play an important role when making a booking decision. TrustYou is the world’s largest feedback platform and supports hoteliers to make their best use… read more »

5 Easy Steps to Get More Review Content on Google

by February 2, 2016 2:42 pm , Leave a comment

We all know: having as much content on Google as possible helps to get ahead of the game. Travelers use search engines to get an overview of hotel options in their desired destination and already start making booking decisions. According to Statista, search engines are the most used source for U.S. citizens (73%) for deciding where to go on family vacation. Therefore, it is definitely recommended to have as much information as possible among the search results about the accommodation, pricing, and of course guest reviews. The latter play a very important role in the booking process. A TrustYou study*… read more »