When people want or need to visit UCONN, it can often result in an overnight stay. Doesn’t it make sense to bring hotel availability and booking closer to their ‘reason’ for the trip? For the first time, you can help visitors to your university easily answer the question: “Where should I stay?” With TripProximity, your site becomes a 24-hour concierge that provides an integrated answer: “at a hotel nearby.”
With the map on your site and the specific directions from specific places, the visitor needs to leave your site and go to Google to get directions from where they are starting. This currently opens the map and overlays your site.
We can make that process smarter by integrating the TripProximity smart trip tool that begins with a map, but adds hotel booking (I’m staying), driving directions (I’m driving) and optional air booking (I’m flying) to your map. Your visitor never has to look up where you are located, as we pre-populate the widget with your information automatically.
When someone needs to visit the university, make it even easier. By integrating the TripProximity widget your visitors save time planning the logistics surrounding their trip. And your staff saves time answering “where should I stay?”
Whether it’s parents coming with a prospective student to visit the campus, alumni attending an event, friends and family coming to a concert or graduation, the smart trip widget provides easy booking of hotels nearby your various campuses. And the traveler gets to choose properties that meet their proximity, brand, price and amenity preferences.
With TripProximity, every trip can matter. A percentage of the proceeds from travel bookings made on your site can be channeled to the UConn Foundation or any charity of your choice, with donations made annually.
The TripProximity widget conforms to the HTML container added to your site. Choosing a location near customers’ decision points creates greater value for you.
If you “get it” and really like this concept, you likely need to socialize it a bit within your organization. We’ve made that super easy. This onboarding guide includes not only the “why” but the “how” and it even contains the snippet of code that we have customized to your location. It is the same one that you see at the top of this page. It is ready for your webmaster or marketing team to plug in to your site. And it literally takes just a few minutes.
Call Chris Salem
VP Enterprise Sales
813-925-0789 x 1
If you like what you see and would like to implement our dynamic version of the Smart Trip widget on all of your campus locations, contact Chris for assistance. It’s free and simple to customize.
We provide you with the base dynamic widget, set up with all of your default selections and then you pass us variables for things like the campus location name, the address and an image. Each image can also have a dynamic link. It takes just a few minutes to write a short script to dynamically update the variables. Then voila! Smart Trip Planning to all of your locations.