How Boutique Hotels Get Creative in Marketing

Social media is one of the most popular ways boutique hotels can creatively market their businesses. The Roger Smith boutique hotel located in New York City became heavily involved...

Conference Center Marketing

What You Haven’t Learned about How to Market a Conference Center

Conference centers are often confused for hotels or convention centers. If you have experience selling or marketing a conference center, you are already well-aware that planners (both seasoned and new) have a misconception about what makes each of these venues distinct and unique in their own way. To establish an understanding of your venue’s capabilities,


Luxury Hotel Marketing

Language of Luxury: Clichés and Their Smarter Alternatives

When it comes to hospitality marketing online, words carry a lot of weight. Your choice of words has the power to impact how travelers see your brand, your hotel’s search rankings, and if your site or marketing campaigns attract or repel bookings. With language holding so much clout when marketing hotels online, it’s vital you’re


OTA Client

3 Tips for Converting OTA Customers

The European Commission’s New Media Trend Watch reveals that 234 million Americans used mobile devices for a three month average period in 2012. There was a 6% increase of smartphone users in that same time period from January 2012 (according to comScore, Inc.). No wonder Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) such as Expedia and Travelocity, are booking hotel rooms in


SMERF Marketing

Does Your Hotel Have the Best SMERF Marketing Strategy?

In the events world, SMERF groups may need extra guidance from the hotel staff. When you think about new projects you’re tasked with at work, if the task is foreign to your job, it can be a challenge to find the right resources as you approach it with caution. It may require extra guidance or


Destination Marketing Expert

5 Destination Marketing Tips for Selling Experiences

Today’s travelers seek experiences. More than the creature comforts and amenities, more than packaged entertainment and big-ticket attractions. Out-of-the-ordinary experiences are what truly compels people to pack up and visit your destination. As a destination marketer, you have your work cut out for you. Instead of selling one hotel, one attraction, or one restaurant, you’re