7 Website Design Tips to Enhance User Experience
By Jeremiah Mathews, Web Designer at Vizergy Digital Marketing
1. Simple Navigation
2. Functional Animations with a Purpose
Everyone has visited a website that had entirely too much going on. Don't be that site.
A property's website is often the first impression before their stay. Hotel websites should emulate a clean, high-end feel - just as they should maintain a clean, high-end feel throughout a customer's stay.
A great trend to implement on-site pages are small, user-initiated animations to make a page fresh, interactive and vibrant. Use high-quality animations that help tell your property's story.
3. Cut Down the Clutter
Don't over-crowd a homepage with text and unnecessary graphics. Keep the homepage content concise, with only necessary information.
4. Create a Narrative through Photos & Videos
Help visitors' picture what it's like to spend a day at your hotel. Use high quality photos and videos to guide visitors on a tour of the property and featured amenities to incentivize them to book direct.
The better the hotel is showcased on the website; the more excited visitors will feel about clicking the book button.
5. Give Hotel/Brand Personality
More young demographics are looking for an experience when booking a stay at a hotel. Tell the hotel's story using some pizzazz to show personality and set the hotel apart from competing, cookie-cutter hotels.
Leverage available customer data from email lists and check-in data to display relevant messages to the most relevant customer.
Personalization aspects help guide users through the website, making it easier to use overall.
7. Show Differentiation from Competition
What sets this hotel apart? Why is it better than competing hotels in the area?
Showcase what makes the property unique, using above techniques to appeal to site visitors and convincing them there's no better place to stay.
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Vizergy serves the world's hospitality industry with stunning website design and fiercely competitive tools to maximize revenue. Our formula for success includes cutting-edge technologies, innovative digital marketing programs and the best professionals in the industry.
At Vizergy, hospitality marketing is not only our mission, it"s our sole focus. For almost 20 years, Vizergy has relentlessly developed and deployed the best technologies and talent to serve thousands of hospitality clients with excellence. We deliver best-in-class solutions and the most meaningful results for our clients" bottom lines. From complete responsive website design and development, to proven award-winning digital marketing programs, strategies, and media campaigns, Vizergy deploys turnkey online marketing solutions to empower clients to win in today"s complex and competitive hospitality industry.