• Western Pleasure Guest Ranch
    Sandpoint, Idaho

Support Services That Increase Profitability

At Best Ranches in the West provide you with state of the industry, best practices for effective sales and marketing strategies. Whether the property is a small limited service inn or a full service convention hotel, we can assist with your leisure sales market segments to directly increase profitability.

Web Site Design and Development:
We have been designing and developing web sites in the lodging industry since 1994. We have a comprehensive understanding of the demands and impact of your web presence in today’s highly competitive environment. We develop state of the art sites and re-skin existing sites, maximizing exposure and effectiveness. Our expertise provides the path to a solid increase in your ROI through powerful, consumer driven web development. We also specialize in virtual tours for the lodging consumer, a proven advantage in today’s hospitality marketing.

Web Site Marketing:
Hotels in the Best Destinations has been successfully marketing hospitality web sites since 1995. Your property will benefit from our cutting edge technology, and proven SEO techniques. We frequent the best technology conferences and trade shows to assess current data and strategies. We provide the needed advantage for this constantly evolving, critical marketing tool. If your web site is struggling to produce a satisfactory ROI, consult with us on your web marketing.

Electronic Media Distribution Channels:
Today's electronic booking sites require a clear understanding of the media channels needed to establish the visibility and presence that lead to significant revenue. We specialize in the strategic positioning and loading of your property onto these sites along with the rate management training necessary to increase your sales.

Leisure Sales Programs:
Today's leisure traveler is looking for quality and value. This includes the family market as well as the mature traveler and emerging solo traveler market. We assist you in the targeted development and placement of Value Added Packages to capture a larger market share. We work directly with your sales staff to develop sales programs that generate a higher ADR via customized revenue share programs.

Trade Shows and Sales Missions:
Trade Shows, Sales Calls and Sales Missions are important tools for increasing your market share. At Hotels in the Best Destinations, we build strong relationships with our customers via key trade show attendance targeting the leisure market. These shows and sales missions target Domestic, International, Consumers and the Trade. Some shows are sponsored by property co-ops and CVBs. We attend Pow Wow, NTA, ITB, and World Travel Market. In addition we target consumer shows in California, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Canada and Texas. Twice a year we conduct direct calls to clients in the major domestic feeder markets; Orlando, New York, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Clients include AAA offices, Tour Operators and 3rd party vendors. Establishing personal relationships within the industry is one of the primary building blocks to increasing your share of the Leisure Market.

Reservations Center Property Presentations:
Let us professionally present your property to the Reservations Centers where we have longstanding personal and business relationships. Hotels in the Best Destinations can maximize the Reservations System's revenue stream to your property. You’ll receive a comprehensive review of your property's positioning in the system based on input by the Reservations Agents as well as our analysis of property reports provided by the Reservations Center.

Brand Conversion:
We provide consulting and support to ensure a smooth and effective transition to a new flag for your property. This includes interfacing with property franchise staff to ensure all necessary requirements are met. We will assist with facility design and renovation, repositioning your operational, sales and marketing efforts and include pre-opening training to allow a seamless and successful franchise transition.

Revenue Management:
We offer a Revenue Management Program that fits today's revenue management requirements at a fraction of the expense. Our management program is the equivalent of a full time Revenue Manager at the cost of a Front Desk Agent. We hit the ground running; eliminating the expense of recruiting, interviewing, training, benefits and payroll. Most hotel operators don’t have the resources to maintain their online booking channels to their greatest potential. Revenue Management is a must in today's hospitality and for a fraction of the traditional cost we can dramatically increase your sales through all distribution booking channels.

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