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RTV Wins Motel 6 Hotel Photography Contract

RTV is proud to announce that we have been selected as the preferred photography and virtual tour vendor for Motel 6, an iconic American brand managed and operated by G6 Hospitality LLC. As part of this new partnership, RTV will be photographing nearly 500 hotels between now and Labor Day 2014. The intense photography initiative has already begun, and will ramp up to over the next several weeks.  This is an amazing undertaking that will surely test the capabilities of RTV’s vast professional photography network and unique Tour Track system.

The intense photography initiative has already begun and will ramp up to over the next several weeks until all 500 hotels have been photographed, approved, and delivered.

See one of our first Motel 6 productions here: http://fusion.realtourvision.com/73582

RTV was chosen to provide this service to Motel 6 because of our extensive professional photographer base, amazing virtual tour technology, and lightning fast turnaround time.  With RTV, a photographer can literally be in your lobby and ready to photograph in a matter of days, not months, and the client is given a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

As many of you already know, RTV has been successfully photographing hotels now since 2005, and remains confident in our ability to complete a professional hotel photography shoot anywhere in the USA or Canada within two to three weeks.

RTV clients have come to love the RTV process from start to finish as the entire process is extremely simple, streamlined, and provides hotels and other businesses with an amazing professional service at a consistent and affordable price. Our clients are literally getting the best of quality, speed, and price when they choose RTV!

Professional Photographers are still needed in some areas throughout the USA.  Setup your RTV account today: http://manage.realtourvision.com/trial.php

RTV will be attending the Motel 6 convention in Hawaii this September which will expose RTV to SEVERAL HUNDRED additional Motel 6 hotel owners. RTV photographers can expect many more orders to come through the system by these franchise owners throughout the end of this year and into 2015.

Those of you that would like to receive jobs from the Motel 6 initiative, as well as other major national accounts that RTV is currently working with, are encouraged to make sure that you are currently a part of our network and up to speed with our new 2014 Tour Track guidelines and policies.  Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our brand.

By joining our team of professional photographers, you will receive Tour Track jobs from our contracted national accounts (OVER 80 National Accounts), get leads from our unstoppable SEO efforts, and love using the world’s best virtual tour software to reach customers in your area.

If you are already creating virtual tours and have a large customer base, one of our Transition Coordinators will help you move your clients over to RTV for you at no charge. Visit our virtual tour gallery today and take the RTV system for a spin: https://www.realtourvision.com/tourdemos.php 

Sincerely,

Team RTV
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687



Professional Hotel Photography

http://fusion.realtourvision.com/87362

When you are searching for a hotel room for your upcoming vacation, do you look at listings that include horrible images or none at all? The answer is, probably not. Photos are extremely important when it comes to online booking sales and reservations.

Over 65% of individuals are visual learners, so this means that having photographs within a website can make or break a sale. Why are images so important?

A recent study proved that 7% of US hotel guests stopped short of booking a reservation due to the lack of visual content. Visual content is what drives the travel industry and is crucial to running a successful business. This is where professional hotel photography and virtual tours come into play.

The virtual tour business is a key component to the success of the travel industry. Hotel owners desire fresh, high quality images to increase their revenue.

Here are some fun facts:
•    94% more views are attracted by content containing high quality images, than content without images.
•    Properties with more than 20 photos get 150% more engagement.
•    More than 50% of US online travel shoppers use professional photography.
•    75% of US hotel guests said that hotel photography is important and ranks within the top 3 features when doing initial research.

So the more that you hear about content being king, just remember that visual content makes this statement true. Provide your clients with high quality content and they will always come back for more!

Ready to enjoy increased online conversions and higher occupancy rates?
Contact RTV today to learn more about getting professional hotel photography and virtual
tours for your hotel. National & International Coverage guaranteed!

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography
Order a virtual tour: 866-947-8687


Marketing Your Virtual Tour Business Offline

Marketing your virtual tour business is important if you want to have access to new customers and increase your sales. Previously I talked about the online marketing methods which involved social media, blogging, and other techniques.

This post will cover the offline “real world” methods in marketing your virtual tour business and how you can become a locally recognized name. There are so many ways to market your virtual tour business without using the Internet and most of these are either inexpensive or FREE! Let’s get started!

First, having a workspace is very important when running your virtual tour company and marketing in the offline world. This workspace can be from home but you will always have an advantage if you physically have an office location that customers can visit to talk about business. Positioning yourself among real estate offices, housing services, and photography stores can be a great benefit to you and can increase the amount of customers that visit you. Find a solid location that can be utilized in the most professional manner.

Create your marketing materials to hand out to potential customers. Marketing materials can include business cards, flyers, brochures, sample DVDs, and anything that can grab someone’s attention and show them what your business is all about. Don’t forget to include starting prices, benefits of using virtual tours, why your business is unique, and why customers want to deal with specifically you.

Most of these materials can be printed at local print shops for a reasonable price or you can purchase them online if you are willing to wait for shipping time. Remember that dealing with bulk orders can provide you with great discounts to make the price more reasonable.  Find lots of ready to go materials for your virtual tour business back in your www.rockpointemarketing.com account. Come and go from there as you please month to month.

Build a professional virtual tour sample tour to present to your customers. Having this sample tour is crucial because it will show your camera work, video skills, and features that you offer when building virtual tours. This sample tour can be used for in person presentations in your office, sent via e-mail, burnt to a DVD or CD, or presented anywhere using a laptop. So no matter where your customers are, they can see your work and be amazed!  Think of Fusion as a advanced power point system.  Here’s an example for you – http://fusion.realtourvision.com/31741

Research your local market and see what your virtual tour competition is up to. By learning how your competition is conducting business, you can learn the ups and downs to see which methods of marketing are most successful. Remember that mistakes are never bad because they are a learning experience that will help you and your business grow and become more stable.

Looking for unique ways to market your virtual tour & photography business? Check out the following ideas and see which ones spark your interest.

•    Talk about your business. Tell all of the local businesses or potential clients about your virtual tour business.
•    Connect and network with other virtual tour businesses.
•    Advertise in free local magazines and newspapers.
•    Advertise using billboards or other types of signs.
•    Be unique and offer coupons/special deals. Include these with your business cards and other marketing materials. Great for first time customers!
•    Ask local businesses if you can leave your business cards there.
•    Advertise in the Yellow pages.
•    Try to get on local radio stations to talk about your virtual tour business.
•    Schedule local meetings about the benefits of virtual tours and how they increase real estate sales.
•    Use your car to advertise by purchasing custom decals or magnets.
•    Direct mail campaigns are great once you have a mailing list of potential customers. Sending out your business information is inexpensive and the return profit pays for all expenses.

Now you should have more than plenty of ideas and can confident in marketing your virtual tour business. Happy marketing!

Real Tour Vision
Hotel Photography
www.realtourvision.com
Order a Virtual Tour – 866-947-8687


Would you Book Before you Look?

When you are searching for a hotel room for your upcoming vacation, do you look at listings that include horrible images or none at all? The answer is, probably not. Photos are extremely important when it comes to online booking sales and reservations.

Over 65% of individuals are visual learners, so this means that having professional hotel photography within a website can make or break a sale. Why are images so important? A recent study proved that 7% of US hotel guests stopped short of booking a reservation due to the lack of visual content.

Visual content is what drives the travel industry and is crucial to running a successful business. This is where professional hotel photography and virtual tours come into play. The virtual tour business is a key component to the success of the travel industry. Hotel owners desire fresh, high quality images to increase their revenue.

Here are some fun facts:
•    94% more views are attracted by content containing high quality images, than content without images.
•    Properties with more than 20 photos get 150% more engagement.
•    More than 50% of US online travel shoppers use professional photography.
•    75% of US hotel guests said that photography is important and ranks within the top 3 features when doing initial research.

So the more that you hear about content being king, just remember that visual content makes this statement true. Provide your clients with high quality content and they will always come back for for another stay!

RTV, Inc
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography
Order a virtual tour: 866-947-8687


Marketing Your Hotel with Pro Photography & Virtual Tours

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Your hotel’s website is an important marketing tool that shows potential guests what they can expect. But what moves your website visitors from browsers to paying customers—your star rating, your brand, your google reviews, your room rates?

Actually, according to a recent study, professional hotel photography and virtual tours are the number one factor for online shoppers in choosing a hotel. The study found that 69% of people who book hotel rooms online consider photography and virtual tours highly important in their selection process. This factor came in above hotel brands, loyalty programs, star ratings, and even consumer reviews!

How virtual tours increase your online conversion

Often, your website serves as the first introduction potential guests have to your hotel. What kind of impression are you making? A high quality virtual tour with professional photography lets your visitors experience your facility with rich, interactive images, providing a more enticing appeal than static photographs.

In addition, virtual tours give you more to work with than your room rates. You won’t have to rely so much on beating the pricing of the competition when guests can see how much they’ll enjoy their stay with you. A eye-catching photos and a virtual tour helps you book more guests and increase your occupancy rate.

If a picture is worth a thousand words…
…then a virtual tour is worth a million. Most online consumers know that your web copy is written in marketing speak, designed to impress with phrases like “unrivaled comfort” and “luxurious surroundings.” However, a virtual tour actually shows them how comfortable and luxurious your hotel is, and offers solid evidence they can trust. In addition to your rooms, a virtual tour can also show potential guests around your restaurants, fitness facility, pool area, and any other amenities you offer at your hotel.

Conferences, meetings, and events.
Booking a big event can bring top dollars into your hotel—but the competition is fierce. You can use a professional photography and a virtual tour to showcase your conference and meeting rooms, executive suites, and other aspects that will entice event organizers to sit up and take notice. If people know they can expect modern, state-of-the-art facilities and comfortable surroundings for their important business event, they’ll be far more likely to book a conference with your hotel.

Greater exposure across channels
One of the best things about virtual tours is they don’t have to reside solely on your website. You can increase your exposure to wider audiences by posting your virtual hotel tour on third-party sites like Hotels.com, Expedia, and even YouTube. This means even people who haven’t come across your website can still find out more about your hotel, and book room reservations through other channels.

Ready to enjoy increased online conversions and higher occupancy rates? Contact RTV today to learn more about getting a high quality virtual tour for your hotel. National & International Coverage guaranteed!

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography
Order a virtual tour: 866-947-8687