Mobile has changed the way people travel, both before and during their trips. They can plan their next getaway during their tea breaks, on the bus or while they’re waiting in line at the checkout. Studies show people are spending more time researching upcoming trips and in more detail before they make any kind of travel booking. Here’s how you need to localise your campaigns to target consumers before and during their travels.
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Data science allows you to extract practical knowledge from data at your disposal. Knowing where your customers want to go next, what kind of experiences they prefer and what prices they are ready to pay are just a few things achievable through strategic data analysis.
Facebook has launched a new travel advertising feature called Trip Consideration that helps you target people who are planning their next holiday but haven’t yet decided where to go. In today’s blog we take a look at what it has to offer and how you can use it to capture high-quality leads at the earliest stage of […]
The tech giant is refining the entire process of booking flights and hotels on mobile, allowing users to plan and book the majority of their travel needs from one place: Google Search. Here’s a preview of the new travel experience you should soon start seeing.
In case you were too busy over the holiday period to keep up with the latest travel marketing news, we’ve got a roundup of everything that mattered most over the past month. Google has been busy introducing a range of new features across its platforms, aimed at boosting those travel conversion rates in 2018. Meanwhile, […]
At this time of year, Google is all about pushing new ad innovations for Christmas advertising campaigns. No surprises here of course; this is the time of year for retailers to shine and formats like product listing ads take centre stage. Not all of the latest AdWords features are limited to retail shopping campaigns though. […]
In the case of AI travel tools, the impact of artificial intelligence is more obvious – and it’s already changing the way people search and book their travels online. That is, assuming users need to actually search or book at all.
For most of last year, 2017 was hyped as the year of the chatbot. Having said that, the offering of bots so far has been hit and miss. It’s fair to say the chatbot learning curve is still on for many brands – and it seems to be the same mistakes cropping up with the […]
The first wave of chatbots gave us a glimpse of what the technology can do, but there was one thing consistently holding them back – conversational UI design. The travel industry has seen a lot of chatbots come and go over the last year with a number of tough lessons learnt along the way. As […]
Google doesn’t rely on a single, fixed algorithm for each and every query anymore. The tech giant is now capable of analysing each search query and deciding which ranking factors are most appropriate – or, more specifically, in which order they should be prioritised. This means, as travel search marketers, we need to understand how […]
Poor user experiences are letting travel consumers down but you don’t need to fall into this trap. Today we’ve got five ways you can use Google Analytics to pinpoint UX issues and put them right.
Over the past few months we’ve been looking at various micro-moments for travel purchases – and this week it’s all about those ‘time-to-book-it’ moments. This is where people make the vital decision and choose who they’re going to book with. For travel brands, these final interactions before the conversion are quite unique as well. Mobile […]
When you think of travel marketing, platforms like Google, Facebook and Instagram are probably the first that come to mind. Bing’s underdog status is a real benefit in this regard but it’s not the only reason you should take Bing Ads more seriously as a travel marketer.
Earlier this month we looked at how to capture travel leads at the beginning of the consumer journey. When people first start dreaming about that next getaway they generally turn to search engines, and Google calls those first few searches I-want-to-get-away moments. This week, we’re focusing on the next stage of the buying process: time-to-make-a-plan […]
As Google puts it, “half the fun in travelling is dreaming up the destination”. In fact, we’re never far away from fantasising about that next trip away – whether we’ve just returned from one, had a rough day at the office or seen our friends’ holiday snaps on Facebook. Google calls these ‘I-want-to-get-away’ moments; the […]
Travel is one of those industries enjoying the best of chatbots right now. From booking flights to general travel advice and innovative customer service, chatbots are changing the consumer travel experience – and they’ve only just got started. So while we’re excited to see what the bots can come up with over the rest of […]
The travel industry is an integral part of Google’s long-term plans to stay competitive – and it’s taking an active role in changing the way we travel. Things have changed a lot in the past few years and you can guarantee there’ll be plenty more changes ahead – so here’s a look at how Google is altering the search marketing game for travel brands.
Travel brands have been one of the biggest winners since social networks turned to advertising. After a difficult introduction to the online world, the travel industry is enjoying some of its biggest perks – and 2017 is already looking like a big year for travel brands. So, in the spirit of things, we thought we’d […]
The web has revolutionised the way people travel. Your PPC strategy should be making the most of Google micro moments, specific to the travel industry.
Instagram is the hottest name in travel marketing right now, this is one place you want to make your travel brand discoverable because half of the industry is already using it to connect with people who are craving that next getaway or counting down the days until their flight.