How many animals did you save by going vegetarian/vegan?

Did you ever wonder how many animals you saved as a direct consequence of becoming vegetarian or vegan?

According to this calculation by PETA, the average American vegan saves nearly 200 animals every year. That's 200 animals every year that will not have to go through unimaginable suffering in factory farms, fish farms and slaughter houses.

We've made it really simple to find out how many animals you've saved since becoming vegetarian or vegan. Just click the link below to use our calculator and to give yourself or one of your friends a nice reward.

http://award.vegtrip.com/

Easy ways to boost your hotel listing

Link to your hotel listing

An easy and effective way to increase visibility for your hotel listing and to make sure that it is displayed prominently by search engines is to add links to your hotel listing on VegTrip. If your hotel has its own website, blog or any other page those all make ideal places to add links to your listing.

If you login and go to edit the details of your hotel, you will find templates at the bottom of the page that you can copy-paste for convenience. Otherwise you can just as well create your own.

Frequently update your hotel details

It's very important to display up-to-date information on your hotel page and to make sure that you let visitors know about what's going on in or around your hotel. Every time you update some textual information on your hotel listing, we will list your hotel on the front page as recently updated, greatly increasing exposure of your listing.

 

 

Let visitors know what's going on in or around your hotel

A great way to increase exposure of your property is to make visitors aware of what you have going on there for the moment. Do you offer special time limited offers or events? Is there a festival going on? Those are just some examples of what may generate interest from visitors. You can add up to three such promotions for your hotel at a time and doing so will highlight your hotel on our front page as well as on the special promotions page

Read more about how to add a promotion here 

 

 

Use social media to your advantage

About 30% of our daily traffic is coming directly from various social media networks so it's needless to say that a strong presence here might generate a lot of interest in your hotel. Each hotel page on VegTrip is optimized for easy posting in social media. On Facebook for example, the main hotel image along with the short hotel description will be displayed by default when posting the link to your listing.

Another social network which is very popular with our visitors is Pinterest. It's particularly well suited if you have some great images of your property uploaded.

 

 

Add high quality photos

The photos of your property and it's surroundings is one of the most important things a visitor will look at. Many hotels on VegTrip are located in truly stunning locations so it's essential to have photos that makes the location justice. Remember that these are the photos that will represent your property every time people are talking about it in social media. There are many professional photographers around that can help you with this.

 

VegTrip now available in French

We are happy to let you know that VegTrip is now available in French! With about 25 different vegetarian and vegan accommodations around the country which often provides organic cuisine, makes it a good destination to explore.

Go check it out on fr.vegtrip.com

VegTrip in Italian

We are happy to announce the release of a dedicated Italian version of VegTrip. Go check out it.vegtrip.com to browse the numerous vegetarian, vegan and often organic accommodations available all over the country. For some additional inspiration, have a look at our vegan vacation in Rome

 

VegTrip in Spanish

Following our efforts to bring VegTrip to additional markets we are now happy to announce that starting today VegTrip has been partially translated to Spanish!

A big thank you to our Spanish friend that gave us a helping hand along the way. Check out the result here: es.vegtrip.com

 

New feature: Recently updated hotels

To better highlight new or updated hotels, and to also give a better incentive for hotels that regularly updates their listings we've decided to introduce a new feature on the main page. Now when arriving on VegTrip, you will be greeted by a list of recently updated hotels to the left of the map, as displayed in the screen shot below.

VegTrip available in additional languages

In order to make the website more easily available for additional markets we have worked on partially translating some of the most visited pages of the site. For the moment we have translated the major navigational part of the site, while hotel content still remains in English.

We are now offering VegTrip in German, Swedish and Romanian with French, Italian and Spanish version to follow shortly.

A big Thank you to all our volunteering translators!

 

Vegetarian travelers are looking south this winter

It's easy to see from the statistics of November that winter is really starting to get a grip over the northern hemisphere, with exotic locations such as Thailand and Indonesia making it's way up to the most browsed hotels on VegTrip. Currently more than half of the most viewed hotels on VegTrip are located in Thailand

First Place: Samui Spa Resort, Samui, Thailand

This is the second time that the Samui Spa Resort makes it to our top five list. The beachfront Samui Beach overlooks the Gulf of Thailand on Lamai Beach. This location is where The Spa Resorts originated as Thailand's first destination-health spa nearly 20 years ago.

 

Second Place: Centrul de Sanatate PODIS, Podis, Romania

A Health Center that brings together the therapeutic possibilities of a resort with modern health-care facilities capable of improving or reversing health problems. 

 

Third Place: Relais Rose, Esselbach-Kredenbach, Germany

A new-comer on VegTrip and also on this list, the petite Relais Rose offers its guests luxurious comfort with a Mediterranean atmosphere.

 

Fourth Place: Five Elements, Bali, Indonesia

The beautiful Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa is a healing centre founded upon Balinese tradition.

 

Fifth Place: Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Tabanan, Indonesia

The second Indonesian hotel to make the list, Sarinbuana Eco Lodge is a haven for nature lovers & for those who just need to escape from the madness of a busy life. Sarinbuana Eco Lodge is located at 700m on the slopes of Mount Batukaru in central Bali.

Vegetarian vacation in Poland?

With the addition of three new vegetarian accommodations in Poland, VegTrip now covers almost the entire Europe. We're very happy to be able to offer some choices to Polish travelers and it's our hope that more and more vegetarian options will start appearing in this large and beautiful country. 

There's already quite a few restaurant choices for vegetarians, but just in case, here are three useful phrases that could save the day!

  • I am vegetarian - jestem vegetarianinem
  • I do not eat eggs - nie jem jajek
  • I do not eat dairy - nie jem nabialu

http://www.happycow.net/europe/poland

Check out the newly added and vegetarian/vegan Polish hotels here:

Willa Slawa

Willa Slawa is a guesthouse in Szczawnica—a spa town in the Pieniny Mountain Range in the South of Poland.

 

The Linden House

Discover an usual place right by a quiet lake and enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Mazury landscape, far from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist destinations. 

 

Emma Hostel

Emma Hostel is located in a four-storey tenement house of historical value, in Warsaw 25 Wilcza street, within a walking distance from ‘Centrum’ tube station (10-minute walk) and Central Railway Station (15-minute walk). 

View promotions and offers on VegTrip.com

Today we released a new page which allows hotels to highlight promotions and offers to VegTrip visitors. It lists all hotels which currently has an active promotion or a special activity going on at their hotel.

Go check if out: VegTrip Promotions

If you are a hotel and would like to know more about how you can add promotions, please have a look at this blog post:

http://blog.vegtrip.com/blog/post/2013/09/19/Hotels-can-now-add-promotions-for-special-offers-and-events

 

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