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Hi, this is the official team of trivago Business Blog consisting of a content writer, an SEO expert, and a blog optimization professional, backed up by a dedicated group of researchers and hospitality experts. We bring to you the most valuable and the latest content around hospitality trends, hotel marketing and distribution insights, and hotel digital technologies. Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Your trivago profile isn’t an online feature that you simply set and forget. As with any platform you use for your online presence, you need to keep up appearances by regularly jumping into this virtual space to ensure that it’s always fresh, complete, and up to date. And that matters more than ever on metasearch, like trivago, in this new travel-industry environment. To help your hotel profile stand out from the competition in search results and persuade potential guests into booking (directly) with you, here’s a look at three ways you can elevate your booking appeal on trivago. Tick…

“How can I get more visibility for my property on trivago?” It’s a common question we hear from hoteliers and rightly so. According to our own research, 75% of registered hoteliers who regularly use trivago Business Studio indicated that trivago is a relevant marketing channel for their property. So, of course, the desire to catch the eye of potential guests worldwide is top of mind. To put this topic into perspective, here are four steps you can take to proactively influence your property’s visibility on trivago as well as travelers’ interest in you.  Would you like to have insights delivered…

“How can I increase my direct hotel bookings?” It’s a question many independent hoteliers ask themselves. To provide them with not only an answer but also an effective and affordable solution, trivago developed Rate Connect. So, what is Rate Connect exactly? What are the benefits? And how much does it cost? You’ll find the answers to these and more below in the top 10 questions hoteliers ask about trivago’s Rate Connect. Promote your official direct rates to boost bookings. What is Rate Connect? Rate Connect is a performance-based app designed to help independent hoteliers like you increase direct bookings and lower distribution…

Third-party cookies—we love to hate them. Although they’ve enabled website visitor tracking, data collecting, and retargeting over the years, consumers have made their voices heard by demanding more consent and privacy online. Apple and Mozilla have already done away with third-party cookies on their browsers, with Google following suit in late 2023 (a postponement of one year). At that point, approximately 84% of the Internet population won’t be targeted with ads via third-party cookies anymore. However, first-party cookies are here to stay, and the rich consumer data collected from those will be worth even more than their weight in gold…

It’s only natural for hoteliers to look for ways to conserve cash during a crisis. One such way is by cutting their marketing spend altogether. While decreasing your marketing budget might be inevitable, cutting it entirely is going to harm your hotel business in the long run. In fact, discontinuing marketing and other revenue-generating activities makes it much harder to rebound when recovery happens. That’s why experts around the world consider marketing the best response to a crisis. In this article, we’ll explore how hotel marketing can support you in engaging with existing customers as well as reaching out to new…

Personalization isn’t a fringe benefit anymore; it’s expected. So, why do we crave it? Simply put, it eliminates barriers to make it easier for all of us as consumers to engage with content that’s relevant and tailored to us. In a doctoral study at the University of Texas, research revealed that the attraction to personalization boils down to two main elements: the desire for control of what’s holding our attention and the minimizing of feeling overloaded by information. But let’s go a step further. One function of our reticular activating system (RAS) in the brain stem is to be the…

It’s a crowded market out there, isn’t it? With accommodations of all shapes and sizes vying for travelers’ attention and their bookings, a savvy digital marketing approach in your back pocket is key to helping you stay afloat and thrive in the industry. Since cost plays a key role in any business decision, we’re going to look at the two common pricing models—CPC and CPA—and explore how one could be a good fit for your direct booking initiatives based on the type of hotel you run.  So, let’s jump in! Balance your distribution The importance of direct bookings is…

Hospitality books can inspire you. These can help you, as a hotelier, to gain new perspectives and learn from the wisdom and success of others in the industry. However, with the plethora of options to choose from and the daily demands of the job, hoteliers might find it difficult to not only identify the hospitality books worth reading but also to find the time to read them. We are here to take some of the guesswork out of it for you. We’ve sorted through classic titles and reviewed recent publications to compose a list of must-read books for hospitality professionals.…

After being cooped up at home for the better part of 2020, travelers around the world are itching to break free from their own four walls to go on a long-awaited trip. But does that mean they’re willing to pay an arm and a leg for a hotel stay? As tempting as it is to double (or triple) the price of rooms to make up for lost profits in 2020, price gouging will only backfire and hurt the recovery of one’s hotel business. The pandemic not only left world economies battered and bruised, but it also hurt travelers’ wallets. And…

Every hotel that wants to hold on to and grow its direct bookings is going to need a booking engine. A booking engine enables a hotel to accept direct bookings online through its official website. And as travelers increasingly book their hotels online, having a booking engine will make all the difference between staying competitive and giving up a growing amount of direct business. Not just any old booking engine will do, however. A main reason why OTAs have been so successful at capturing online bookings is that their booking pages are optimized for converting users. To compete with the OTAs,…

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