With mobile use at an all-time high and consumer’s attention spread thin, what strategy is best when your business is in the tourist industry? We answer that question with our tips to improve your tourism marketing strategy.
Let’s start with the free fixes.
It’s no secret that travelers use review sites to help plan a trip. A study conducted by Travel Weekly said 37% of respondents feel travel review sites “Have very much influence” on their travel plans. Sites such as Yelp and Tripadvisor allow you to claim your business and add informational details for free. These listings allow you increased opportunities to interact with your customers.
Make a Facebook page. Customers expect you to be there. That’s where their attention is.
Keep your page up to date and make sure to post high-resolution images. That doesn’t mean you can’t use mobile phone pictures, however, we have found that clear and crisp visuals are better received.
When was the last time you did anything without your phone?
More and more interactions consumers have are on their phones… especially if they are traveling.
People don’t like to work hard or want to dig for information they want.
Your tourism marketing strategy should focus heavily on mobile from making your website mobile friendly to your advertising placements.
Since a lot of our focus is on being visible it’s important we talk about paid search marketing, or, Google Adwords. You can conduct two campaigns with different targeting.
- Target customers who want to come to your location. You can do this by excluding your city, multiple cities or zipcodes from your location targeting. These messages can either be informational for people who are not ready to buy just yet or you can offer promotions so customers may be more inclined to act.
- Target visitors who are already in your destination by including only the city (or cities) or zip codes you pick.
As I stated earlier, you have an advantage when you take up more real estate in Google search. With AdWords, you can take advantage of ad extensions. You can tie in a review with your ad or specific important links from your site. By doing this, you take up more space and make it easier for the customer to find the information they are looking for.
Need help with implementation for your tourism marketing strategy or want information specific to your business needs? We’d love to help! Contact Us!