Careful with adding TripAdvisor widgets on your accommodation website

TripAdvisor is one of the most popular and influential travel websites. Many accommodation  managers have embraced the TripAdvisor concept, and actively monitor reviews that guests post. This allows them to view feedback and provide a “management response” to any reviews that deserve another point of view, so that prospective guests can make an informed decision.… Continue reading Careful with adding TripAdvisor widgets on your accommodation website

Tips on dealing with freelance web designers or developers

When you’re in the travel business, having a good website is very important as most people use the internet to research and arrange their holidays. Therefore travel businesses find they will require the services of a web designer or developer to create their website initially, then in the future to extend, enhance or completely redevelop… Continue reading Tips on dealing with freelance web designers or developers

Make sure your website’s drop-down menus work on an iPad

By the end of 2011, Apple had sold more than 55 million iPads worldwide. In many markets, sales of the iPad represented over 70% of tablet computer purchases. Therefore it is important to make sure your website is fully functional when used on an iPad. If you don’t have an iPad, one of the first… Continue reading Make sure your website’s drop-down menus work on an iPad

Are you wrongly assuming all your website visitors use Internet Explorer?

You’ve got a great website – either created by yourself or by someone else – but can everyone actually see it as they should and use it properly? Some PC or Windows users may be forgiven for thinking that the only way to visit websites is using Internet Explorer. However, there are in fact more… Continue reading Are you wrongly assuming all your website visitors use Internet Explorer?

Do you really own your website and its contents?

A few years ago, we had a rather eye-opening experience with some holiday property owners in a popular Victorian coastal town who were advertising their accommodation with us. They originally requested that we use text and photos from their own dedicated websites to create their advertisement. They were photos the property owners had taken themselves… Continue reading Do you really own your website and its contents?

Design your website for people, not computers

We get the opportunity to view many websites for accommodation properties due to their details being listed on the Travel Victoria website. There’s all different types we see – some spectacular ones, some fairly run of the mill, and the occasional one which is just plain odd. One website we came across recently was for… Continue reading Design your website for people, not computers