Best Marketing Tip for Accommodation and Travel in Victoria

Our services are used by accommodation providers all around Australia – many of which are located in Victoria. For some, we have made websites and for others they use our online booking engine. This has given us some interesting insight into what really works.

Inbound Links from a Highly Ranked Tourism Website in Victoria

Getting better ranking with any website is a big job. A big part of SEO work comes with links from quality websites related to travel.

TravelVictoria.com.au has proven time and again to offer incredible value for a fraction of the cost of other (often less productive) websites. I watch the referrer stats on websites and this one is consistently bringing traffic as well as giving a great inbound link.

Accommodation Owners get Online Bookings for Free

Perhaps more significant is the fact that TravelVictoria lets you place a link to your online booking system on their website and best of all they are not interested in taking a commission. Really, commission free bookings today are a rare thing and something to be respected.

Again, looking at actual results – we see many times the cost of a listing being paid back in real bookings. Businesses like the Executive Hideaway Motel in Benalla have been benefiting from links in the Benalla Accommodation section for years with outstanding results.

Get a Discount on an Already Great Price

TravelVictoria is celebrating their 8th Birthday with a special discount off their already low price. Instead of paying $69 a year, you can now get a $20 discount and pay only $49.

I came across this discount on twitter. Really, I like this website a lot and they do not pay me to recommend them. In fact, I would suggest that the value they offer is so good you should pay them more than $69, but when you can get a deal you should take it.

Great Deal on Internet Marketing for Accommodation Owners in Victoria

TravelVictoria Celebrates their 8th Birthday with a Special Listing Price

You have to act fast as the offer ends on March 31st.

My only complaint about this website is that they don’t cover other States. Sure, we have a lot of clients in Victoria, but I wish my other accommodation customers in NSW, QLD, etc could benefit.

About Mark

Founder of Web Reservation Systems, focused on helping businesses in the Australian Accommodation travel sector get more value from Internet Marketing. Originally, we opened up in 2001 as a supplier of Front Office Software linked to Online Booking facilities. That allowed motels and hotels to add booking buttons to their websites as well as sell through Global Distribution Systems. You could say this was an early 'Channel Manager' because it allowed the property manager to simply control price and availability for a diverse array of wholesale and retails websites. Next, we started building websites to profile our customers (Australian Holiday Guide). That lead to building websites for customers as a favour. Now do about 80 websites a year using BurgundySky and Joomla. For small businesses I recommend using BurgundySky as it is very easy to start and manage. Joomla is also great, but harder to install and maintain for a small business. Our web design business is based in Byron Bay, NSW. Byron Bay is a great place to live and work. I have 2 kids (15 and 17) who are both born here and my wife, Shobhan Oliver) is a successful artist.
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