The hotel industry is worth over $570 billion and there are over 700,000 hotels and resorts worldwide. You may also be surprised to know that 83% of US adults now prefer to book their travel online, meaning a website is crucial in making sure you can achieve as near enough to a 100% occupancy rate as possible. Gone are the days where people turned up to their location and searched for the nearest hotel. Now, guests want to see pictures, price lists, room descriptions and so on. By having a website for your hotel, you will not only be able to increase your bookings but also make the booking process easier and streamlined for yourself and your guests.
In this blog post, we want to discuss why you should choose the VEVS Hotel Website solution for your hotel and the benefits it entails.
Why Own A Website?
For hotels, most of their online reservations come from online travel agencies and travel portals. There are typically 2 reasons for this:
a) Online travel agencies hold high rankings in search engines and, therefore, often show up first in search results when looking for places to stay for a particular location.
b) People are simply used to booking through online travel agencies and travel portals.
With that being said, a lot of people booking hotels online will want to view more about the hotel before they consider booking. They will want to see more images of the hotel rooms, the complete list of amenities, and potentially if it is cheaper to book directly through the hotel website, for example, if they have a promotion.
That is where it is essential to have a website for your hotel. By showing potential guests everything they need to know before making their booking, you are going to reduce the chances of them booking with someone else, thus increasing your bookings and sales.
In addition to that, whilst on your website, if people decide to book directly with you, that will save you the big online travel agency commissions- another good reason to have a booking system on your own website!