Why list in the 'Exclusive Travel' Directory?
There are four primary ways to get bookings.
1. On a booking agents site (Booking.com etc).
2. Travel Directories, sites and blogs.
3. Social media.
4. All of the above.
Needless to say, successful businesses in the tourism industry use number 4.
While being on sites such as Booking.com and others, will bring you much business, there is a price.
Most charge anywhere from 15%-35% depending on your location, number of rooms, price of rooms, and competition in your area. If you want to be ranked higher among properties in your location, expect to pay an even higher commission rate.
However, any booking that comes direct to you has none of that cost. The problem for many hotel owners is the number 1 choice above is all they have ever used. Many do not even have a website let alone listed anywhere of importance except maybe Yellow Pages. So is that potential new customer in Europe looking for a week in Jamaica going to have a Jamaican Yellow Pages laying around?
No, they are going to search google and browse through several sites searching for something that catches their eye. So if a hotel owner has no website, no social media and not listed near the top on important directories like Google, Bing and Exclusive Travel, they are never able to avoid paying that 15%-35% commission on every single booking.
Now just suppose that person in Europe or anywhere else in the world came across your hotel featured in our Caribbean hotel directory and booked with you direct. Say for $500 and assuming normal commission at only 20%, that's $100 extra in your pocket!
Now just imagine having many such direct bookings a year, your extra profit could be $1000's
However, many of our clients do not want the hassle of direct bookings, preferring to stay only on an agents site like Booking.com. Those listings in the Exclusive Travel Directory are linked directly to the hotel listing on the agents site. Ensuring the potential booking goes to YOUR hotel and NOT the default landing page of all hotels in the area on the booking agents site, thereby eliminating confusion for the potential client by showing YOUR main business only on the site.
Who we are.
The Exclusive Travel Caribbean Directory is a new division of our global sister website's Excluss and Flightcenter, serving governments, companies and tourists in the travel industry since 1998.
The directory is a constantly expanding point of resource for travelers looking at the Caribbean for business or pleasure accommodation, specifically Jamaica. We feature information and attractions around the main areas and list Hotels, Apartments, Guest Houses, Restaurants and tourist related services available in that area along with independent reviews and if featured, photos, videos and full report on the business.
Inclusion in the Directory.
NOTE: We do not charge you any commission on bookings created. All enquiries or bookings go direct to you or your agents for completion.
Categorized Directory inclusion.
General categorized listing in the directory of businesses, business name and address
Stand out from the crowd with a bold typeset and greater page space
Full Contact details, including - phone, email, website or other links (if applicable)
Thumbnail picture (linked to page)
Full page with further info and pictures
Brief description of your business
Other info such opening hours etc.
The ultimate effect for those wanting a premier visibility to a global audience.
All the above plus;
If not already, get permanantly featured on PAGE ONE of Google!!
A full Google approved mobile friendly web page on our site promoting you to thousands of weekly viewers.
Enhanced interactive photo gallery to showcase your business at its best with up to 10 HD images.
All images specially en-coded and optimized in compliance with Google's requirements.
Appraisable write up about your business and services.
Indexing submissions to Google and our global search database network.
Customer Google reviews created.
Be featured with photo and article on at least 20 different blogs.
Submissions of your business to over 1400 search providers globally.
Advertising to 100's of thousands of people across popular Social Media platforms.
FEATURED. From US$290 (JM$36,000) per year. Contact for details
PREMIUM. US$67 (JM$9,000 per year) This is fantastic value!
Additional or stand alone options. (Enquire)
Advertising space (Enquire for rates)
Professional photo shoots.
No video? No problem. Professionally made and narrated video of your business, including uploading and featured on YouTube, website and other social media platforms.
Complete new website or rebuild existing to conform with Website Optimization (SEO) and latest standards.
Global or selected country branding and promotion of services.
Promote. Spread your brand and business across the globe. Reach out to new customers
Excite. Display photos, videos and website. Instantly share details with potential customers online and on-the-go
Influence. Share reviews and be featured in global search that influences booking decisions.
opportunity of exposure to a vast and increasing audience. Everyone
researches the Internet before traveling, if they don't find YOU,
then they wont book with YOU! Excluss has been helping hotels
with their web promotion strategies for years so if you want YOUR
hotel featured and top of the Google list - contact Exclusive Travel today
and welcome new customers tomorrow.