Hotel owners in the Maldives must comprehend the preferences and habits of their potential visitors to sell their hotels effectively and increase bookings as the tourist industry in the country continues to grow after the pandemic.
In this article, we offer insights into the factors that influence hotel choice and booking preferences of tourists visiting the Maldives, including the distribution of booking channels, the key variables that affect hotel choice, and the relationship between travel inspiration and booking intent. Hotels can create efficient marketing campaigns and attract reservations from a variety of sources by comprehending these insights.
When it comes to picking and reserving hotels in the Maldives, traveller preferences and purchasing habits differ greatly. A recent study provided insight into the Maldives traveler's hotel preferences and booking patterns. The survey states that 36% of reservations are made through travel agencies, 30% through online travel agencies (OTAs), 21% intend to make direct hotel reservations, and the other 11% mostly make reservations through alternative channels.
The study also identifies the variables that affect passengers' choice of lodging. Nearly 36% of vacationers use Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for inspiration, which is a significant factor. Additionally influential are referrals from friends, family, and travel consultants. In terms of choosing a hotel, online and OTA searches are less important, and Facebook is the least effective social media medium.