trivago.com introduces a new cost-free service for hoteliers
Published: 27 Oct 2008: European travel and social networking site trivago.com has launched 'trivago hotelier', where hoteliers can respond to reviews of their business by trivago's pan-European community.
trivago hotelier is a platform where hoteliers can now provide real-time updated information about their establishments.
Using http://www.trivago.co.uk/hotelgateway.php, hoteliers can now respond directly onsite to these reviews, publish new offers and news in their hotel blog and can manage their data.
Furthermore, trivago enables users to link to hotels´ homepages: thus guests can directly contact the hotel for additional information and to arrange bookings.
According to Bettina Rubick, manager e-commerce, Choice Hotels Europe, the new service offers avenues to attract new customers and get into direct contact with them.
"trivago hotelier offers a powerful new tool to increase bookings, and the hotelier can also benefit from having exposure to the 2.5 million monthly visitors to trivago´s pan-European sites," said Rubick.
In the fourth quarter of 2007, trivago attracted more than 2.5 million visitors per month throughout Europe through trivago´s community tips and its price search. The site currently stores 150,000 hotel reviews, 600,000 photos and information on 50,000 tourist attractions, generating over 10 million page views a month.