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Luxury travel and hotel marketing news, views and insight from the team at 80 DAYS.

Independent Hotels See Significant Shift to Booking Direct During Pandemic

By 80 DAYS | December 9th, 2020

OTA vs. Direct Channel Distribution

EDINBURGH, December 9th, 2020 – Digital and creative marketing agency 80 DAYS present findings from a study into the distribution patterns of independent hotels during the global Coronavirus pandemic. – A new study into the online distribution of independent hotels has unearthed an apparent shift in the purchasing […]

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How Hotels Can Navigate National & Local Lockdowns

By 80 DAYS | November 4th, 2020

Hotel Restaurant Lockdown

With a regional lockdown planned for England and restrictions already in place for devolved governments, most hotels are having to quickly rethink their approach to online marketing and digital presence. In uncertain times, it’s crucial to draw on our experiences since the start of the pandemic. Here we […]

Categories: Digital StrategyNews

Free Report: A Digital Perspective On The 2020 Festive Season

By 80 DAYS | October 22nd, 2020

Festive Report

The next few months will undoubtedly be challenging for hotels and hospitality, with last minute bookings and cancellations likely as sentiment and regulations change. However, using Q4 booking data (provided by our sister company, Hotel Benchmark) alongside Google search behaviour trends, we’ve highlighted where we believe the opportunities […]

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Free Report: Understanding Traveller Intent

By 80 DAYS | October 20th, 2020

Insight Report 3

In the third of our Cutting Through The Noise series of reports we surveyed the opinions of over 3,000 hotel guests, gaining unique insight into how they feel about travel in 2020/21. The results show where the demand for travel remains strong and the priorities for travellers today […]

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What Is The Average Hotel Website Conversion Rate?

By 80 DAYS | October 14th, 2020

Hotel Website Conversion Rate

Fundamentally, two key metrics determine the success of a hotel website; how much relevant traffic it receives and the rate at which it converts visitors to make a booking, often referred to as the look-to-book ratio or conversion rate. Increase either, ideally both, and you should see a […]

Categories: Conversion Rate OptimisationNews

Spotlight on London Hotels – Website Traffic & Booking Trends

By 80 DAYS | October 9th, 2020

London Benchmark Hotels

Since the start of the pandemic, it’s clear that city-based hoteliers have been hit hardest, fuelled by a significant drop in corporate travel along with largescale conferences and events moving online. Indeed, during the recent (virtual) Annual Hotel Conference, STR highlighted that occupancy levels for the week ending […]

Categories: BenchmarkingNews

Free Report: Adapting Marketing, Content & Brand For Hotels – Middle East Edition

By 80 DAYS | July 8th, 2020

Insight Report Hotels Middle East

In our free report, Adapting Marketing, Content & Brand For Hotels – Middle East Edition, we present the facts about COVID-19 and it’s impact upon the hospitality industry within the Middle East, as well as scenario-based brand, marketing and content strategies to help hoteliers navigate the next 3-6 months. […]

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