Limited-Time Stay Offer
Hotels & Resorts
Get New Customers
The Limited-Time Stay Offer Campaign is a potent way to get new customers to book a stay at your hotel/resort. On the Offer Page, people are asked to sign up to claim a limited-time offer for a stay at your hotel/resort. You can then follow-up with them by phone or email to complete their purchase of a stay at your hotel/resort.
The page frames the offer as saving $300.00, as opposed to paying $249 for a stay. This makes it feel like they are getting something for free, as opposed to giving you something out of their own pocket. It’s a powerful way to get new customers by creating a sense of urgency to claim the offer before it ends and they lose access to it forever.
Step 1: Facebook Ad
Advertise to people on Facebook who are interested in travelling and are in your local area, or travelling to it, to drive them to your Offer Page.
Step 2: Offer Page
On the Limited-Time Offer Page, people claim your offer by entering their contact details into the sign up form.
Step 3: Thank You Page
The Thank You Page tells people that they’ve claimed your offer. And it tells them that you’ll contact them soon to redeem the offer.
Step 1: Facebook Ad
Facebook Ads allow you to target people who are interested in travelling and are in your local area, or travelling to it, to drive them to your Offer Page.
Below is a pre-built Facebook Ad and Target Audience that we use for one of our resort clients.
Start with a short, exciting sentence to pull people in. Then show a call-to-action to tell them to SAVE $300. Then show the aspects of your resort in a bullet list, with eye-catching emojis, so it’s easy for them to read. And finish by tell them that the offer ends soon to create a sense of urgency.
Use an exciting, eye-catching image with a red border. In our experience, this kind of image with a colorful border is what will stop people when they’re scrolling in the Facebook Newsfeed and read your Ad. And show a text headline in the image. This will get people reading your Ad right away.
This headline format, Limited-Time Jamaican Resort Offer – SAVE $300!, does a great job of immediately drawing people in and exciting them. Having SAVE in all-caps draws people’s attention to it. They’ll then see how much money they’ll save, which gets them excited and keeps them reading all the way to the end – where the Call-to-Action is for them to click.
Newsfeed Link Description
Provide a sentence or two with some extra details on your hotel/resort.
This is the button people click on the Ad to be taken to your Campaign.
Facebook only gives you a few options for this. For Limited-Time Offer Campaigns like this one, Learn More performs best as none of the other options are applicable for it.
2. Target audience
Your Target Audience will depend on your type of hotel/resort and where your customers usually come from to stay with you. Here’s the targeting we recommend:
Facebook’s Interest and Behavior targeting allow you to show your Ad to people who are interested in specific things and activities. Their system has become very sophisticated and is now able to target the right people incredibly accurately.
We recommend using Facebook’s Travel Behaviors:
- Frequent traveler
- Frequent Domestic Traveler
- Frequent International traveler
These allow you to target people who travel frequently, and will be more likely to book a stay with you.
Age, Gender, Language and Location Targeting
Age, Gender, Location and Language targeting should reflect who your most common customers are. If you have a resort that generally attracts people in their 40’s and 50’s, then you should target people in that age group. If you’re unsure which Location to target, we recommend targeting people within a 4-hour drive of your own location: This is a close enough distance for most people to be content with driving to you.
Why are Facebook Ads effective for this Campaign?
The reason they’re effective is because they’re shown to people who are interested in travelling and are in your local area, or travelling to it. Facebook is great at knowing people’s interests based on their behavior, which is what makes their Ad targeting so effective.
Google Adwords, on the other hand, don’t work well for limited-time offers. This is generally because people don’t search on Google for limited-time offers. And the ones who do search for giveaways are just people who are interested in getting something for cheap, and are not always the best customers as they are so price-sensitive.
Step 2: Offer Page
The Offer Page is where people sign up for your limited-time hotel/resort offer. It has two jobs:
1. Get people excited about your offer:
Display your offer in big, bold text to get them excited to claim it. And showcase the main selling points of your hotel/resort to build their interest in taking it.
2. Make it easy for people to claim the offer:
The offer form is displayed at the top of the page so people will see it right when they land on the page. And the title and subtext explain exactly what a person should do on the page: Claim the offer.
Offer Page Sections
1. Top Bar
Show your logo and phone number right at the top, so people can easily reach you right from the page and see that you’re a real, legitamite company.
2. Hero Section
Show the name and location of your hotel/resort to immediately tell people what the page is about
In 1-2 sentences, describe the experience and location of your hotel/resort to build interest.
Display the amount of money people will save on a stay with the limited-time offer. And below that show how much the offer price is vs. what it is regularly.
3. Hotel/Resort Highlights
Showcase the top-selling features of your hotel/resort in a visual layout to make it easy for quickly to scan.
4. Hotel/Resort Details
Provide a brief overview of your hotel/resort and what’s included in it in a short paragraph. This is meant to develop a mental picture in people’s minds of what they will experience at your hotel/resort.
5. Customer Testimonial
Showcase a testimonial from a customer to provide social proof of the amazing experience of your hotel/resort.
Showcase your most interesting amenities in a list to make it easy for people to scan and read each one.
7. Location Details
Display your location and phone number. This shows people where you’re located, they can reach you by phone, and you’re a real, trust-worthy hotel/resort. This is especially important if you’re targeting people outside of your local area.
Step 3: Thank You Page
After a person completes the limited-time offer form, they’re sent to the Thank You Page. On this page, they’ll see a message to thank them for completing the form, and to tell them that you’ll contact them shortly to confirm their booking at your hotel/resort.
Thank You Page Sections
Display your logo and phone number at the top of the page, so people can easily call you right from the page.
Thank You Message
Thank people and tell them what’s going to happen next: One of your agents will contact them shortly to book their stay with your company.
How to create this Campaign in Wishpond
The Limited-Time Stay Offer Campaign is available for free on any plan in Wishpond. Here’s how to use it:
- Sign up for a Wishpond account.
- Select Hotels & Resorts as your Industry
- In the Campaigns Dashboard, click Limited-Time Stay Offer.
- This will take you to the Campaign Builder where you can edit the Offer Page and Thank You Page within the template. They will look exactly the same as they do above, and you’ll be able to edit and style them however you like.
- Publish your Campaign on your website, Facebook Page or a wishpond.com URL.
- Create your Facebook Ad and set the Ad’s Destination URL to the Campaign URL.