What is an Explore Simply directory listing?
An Explore Simply directory listing is essentially an overview of your hotel, what you offer and where you are located.
Who is the desired audience for Explore Simply?
Travellers looking for more meaningful travel who love to experience, discover and explore across the world. Our audience is anyone with a desire to explore; any age, any occupation, any objective but with the sole purpose of travelling mindfully. Our hotels have been segmented according to type in order to attract a wide range of people with various holiday needs, from those seeking adventure, rest and relaxation, culture or even a slow city break. What’s more, all hotels can be categorised further for types of holiday including honeymoons and traveling with kids.
What are the requirements for hotels to join the directory?
As a curated collection of hotels we are focused on displaying those that have a genuine connection with our philosophy of meaningful, mindful slow travel.
Why should we join?
Explore Simply will increase your number of enquiries, reach a growing audience, develop brand awareness, drive website traffic and thus, increase revenue. Health and wellness is a growing lifestyle phenomenon, a new way of living, which is dominating consumer behaviour and diversifying the travel industry. Explore Simply reaches this niche and growing audience, therefore offering you a competitive advantage becoming the place to go for slow, meaningful travel in your region.
How much does it cost?
We have a range of packages tailored to your type of property. However, you will only pay an annual fee with Explore Simply and absolutely no extortionate commission rates. Our business model is based on giving back control of the booking process to you, hotel providers.
What can we add to the listing?
The directory listing has been designed to simultaneously maximise SEO and provide a comprehensive overview of what your hotel has to offer, rather than simply what your hotel is. You’ll be able to add photos, your amenities and activities on offer, seasonal prices and contact information, in addition to a host of other custom fields. What’s more, our search functionality has been created to integrate your listing fields to provide an efficient and extensive search function across the whole website.
What is an Explore Simply Benefit?
An Explore Simply benefit is an incentive to book a holiday with your hotel directly, rather than going through an external travel agent where you’ll pay up to 18% commission per order. An Explore Simply benefit could be early check-in, late check-out, 25% off a beauty treatment, a free bottle of wine on arrival etc. You will be able to offer none or two, three or four with the option for guests to select their most favoured by using a designated Explore Simply Benefit code provided by you, the hotelier. The code will not be accepted by third party websites therefore it is also a great way to track how many guests are coming to you from your Explore Simply directory listing and encourage direct bookings.
What else is included?
We’re developing a community rather than a generic travel portal. We’re offering more meaningful travel to our guests and we hope to do the same for our hotels. Hotels will intermittently, and where relevant, be included in social media promotions, email marketing and press releases. By joining Explore Simply you become part of the community.
Can we edit our listing?
Yes, you can edit your listing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to make the changes within two working days. It is also your responsibility to update us with any changes to your hotel information.
Will guests be able to review our hotels?
Yes! To unlock a full review of your hotel, we encourage a personalised review by Explore Simply.
Do you have any introductory offers?
We have a range of introductory offers available and all hotels receive the first month free with no obligation to continue.
How do we join the directory?
Simply email email@example.com and we’ll provide you with further information on our packages. We look forward to hearing from you!