Whether it’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Travel Tuesday, the Cyber 5 or Cyber Week, the week after Thanksgiving is big for online shopping. Travel bookings have increased during this traditional retail shopping stretch, and more and more consumers actively seek out travel experiences and deals.
People are expecting deals
While Thanksgiving is a U.S. National Holiday, Cyber Monday is at a global level. People around the world are looking for deals. Many people offer a one-day promotion but why limit the time of your promotion when online shoppers are searching over a five-day period? You can maximize revenue potential with a flash sale that covers the full week vs one or two-days.
This is a huge opportunity to build packages that appeal to first time visitors and introduce your brand to new guests or introduce season packages and attract guests that don’t usually visit you in a certain season. Think about a ski resort promoting their summer vacations to families, that have typically visited them in the winter, with a killer summer rate.
Fill in your need periods
If holiday shoppers are looking to gift travel experiences, you have an opportunity to promote time periods where you need to drive business. Think four-day ticket packs or lodging rates that incorporate midweek days or that slow period in early December before the holidays or late January.
With a high volume of deals that shoppers are sifting through, it’s important to note that your offer should cut through the noise with a discount that is worth a second glance. If you’re introducing a new product, this could be a great time to get it front and center to your core audience. Read how Paradise Point crafted promotional campaigns to generate six-figure results.
Drive interest with different price points
A strategy worth trying is to build promotions at different price points. Angel Fire Resort more than doubled their sales when they adjusted their ticket pack to better fit their guests needs.
Think about long term and short-term shoppers. If you’re able to offer promotions that check the boxes for both, you’ll notice that a broader approach can result in increased sales and revenue for ending this year and starting off on the right foot for next.
Cyber Week 2019 is coming, don’t let it pass without taking advantage of all that revenue.
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