In 2010, the Vacation Rental Industry generated over $85 billion in revenue. As a result, Joe Stradinger founded JoeOptions as a means of organizing the vacation rental industry around people. In fact, the company is a social marketing platform in itself.
This week, I checked into the Westin Kierland hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona and was pleasantly surprised to find a flyer on the desk in my guestroom. It reads “Get Social” along the top and then outlines the ways guests can read or relay feedback on their experience at the hotel through social media.
The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada is a prime example of a hotel that is taking advantage of the diverse opportunities that reside in social marketing.