Mobile Application Information
What Your App Can Do For You
All Hoteliers today are aware of the massive shift to mobile devices. The larger companies saw this trend years ago and all have embraced it by developing a mobile application (app) for their properties…the ROI has been impressive! Unfortunately for independent hoteliers building an app is cost prohibitive. This high cost has kept most independent hoteliers from utilizing the obvious benefits of both a mobile website and an app which has given large brands quite an advantage.
To create an app from scratch requires enormous fees, everything from the initial design, development, coding, technical testing, and content creation. After hiring a highly-rated, quality app development company, you can plan on investing $40,000 to well over $70,000 and beyond. Resort Applications International, Inc. has developed a method whereby we create a mobile app for your hotel AND we bear the burden of the investment of your custom app. You only have a one time set up fee and a small monthly hosting and maintenance fee as we manage the constant updates from Apple and Google for you. We can do this because your app will be integrated with an effective coupon delivery system, Cyber Coups, providing your guest with discounts at area restaurants and activities, and yet another section of your app provides, ”Special Offers and Discounts”…value-added benefits to your guests.
We can state in full confidence that your property’s app from Resort Applications International, Inc. is far superior to any large hotel chain, as the large chains’ apps only provide the guest with the information about that property and a link to their booking system. Your app, through Resort Applications International, Inc., not only gives guests a more convenient and personal method of delivering all the information about your property but it also provides all of the information about your resort area because the “Area Info” section on your app is powered behind the scenes by Google.
Last and certainly not least are the discounts. Coupons have been in hotel lobbies since there have been hotels, as it is a service to guests. The “Special Offers” section of your app provides this service in the palm of your guests’ hands. The large chains do not have anywhere as near as comprehensive of an app. This is why many franchised owned “flag” properties are interested in their own app aside from the franchisor’s app. Many franchised properties have their own stand-alone vanity website which is any franchise owners preferred method of receiving reservations for obvious financial reasons.
Even if you had the budget to create an app how are you going to get your guest to download it? Resort Applications International, Inc. has a created a very simple and practical method of assuring your hotels app is downloaded onto virtually every device that comes through your doors.
Whatever size your hotel and regardless of it’s ratings, you as a hotelier should embrace any new technology, especially one so well proven in the marketplace, that will help generate revenue and extend your brand via new channels, all the while providing added convenience and better interaction with your guests. Why wouldn’t you want to increase your direct bookings, guest loyalty, and improve brand recognition for your property and provide your guests with a higher overall image of your company?
Soon, based on the incredible growth of mobile devices nearly all companies in the hospitality industry will have a mobile app. Resort Applications International, Inc. can bring this technology to your property now. By having your own app now you are utilizing the technology that your guests have come to rely on for information and use for communication… their smartphone. Hoteliers and app creators will continue to create innovative new ways to better utilize hotel apps and by having your own app today your company will already be in a position to take advantage of these newly created innovations.
Most importantly your personalized hotel app creates a whole new communication channel allowing you to connect with your guests before, during, and after their stay in a way no other medium can. You can even post real-time messages and announce special events at the hotel, or promote last minute deals guests can use while on property and more, all enhancing your guests’ stay.
Resort Applications International Inc. has created this innovative, low-risk, minimal investment mobile app platform to serve as a gateway to your mobile marketing efforts and furthermore will open up a realm of future possibilities for your company. Let us get started today.