VegTrip releases new mobile friendly website

As more than half of our visitors are now using mobile devices to view our website it was time to deliver an optimized mobile experience.

What are the changes compared to the desktop pages?

  • Simplified start page, with less options
  • Increased visibility on small screens
  • Search result in a list instead of on a map
  • Hotel pages changed to support vertical scrolling

 There are still many pages which does not have a mobile optimized counterpart. However, the most important ones do. If at any time you would like to go back to the desktop version, simply click on "Desktop version" in the main menu. 

 

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.

 

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 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

 

VegTrip Windows Store App updated to display nearby veggie places

Today we released an updated version of our Vegetarian hotels Windows Store App, this time adding the ability to see nearby vegetarian and vegan restaurants and businesses. The information is provided by VegGuide.org and covers more than 17,000 different businesses all over the world.

Check out the screenshot below or take a look at the short demo video to see how it works.

 

 

 

Get it now from the Windows Store!

 

Hotels can now add promotions for special offers and events

VegTrip today released a new functionality for hotel managers to add promotions for their hotels. This will give hotel managers the ability to highlight special offers and time limited events at their property and for travelers to see where interesting things are happening.


Adding a promotion to your property is easy. Simply login, click on Hotel Owners and check the Manage my promotions box. It lists all the current promotions for your properties. Click Create new promotion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the next page, select the property from the list, then select a start and end date for the promotion. A promotion can not last for more than two months. The dates put here indicates when the promotion will be displayed on our website so you might want to set the begin date to be a bit in advance of your offer. 

 

Click on Insert and you are done! Your promotion will now be randomly rotated on the first page of VegTrip. 

 

A maximum of three promotions per hotel can be created at the same time so make sure to remove or update old promotions to be able to add new ones.

We will look at additional ways of displaying these promotions in the future and we plan to add a dedicated promotions page which shows all active promotions right now as well as adding promotions to the hotel page. We might also look at highlighting properties with promotions on the map.

If you have suggestions on how to take this further, don't hesitate to get in contact.

VegTrip releases Windows Store App

VegTrip today released the first version of it's dedicated Windows Store application. The application is designed to run on Windows 8 PCs or Windows Surface/RT tablets. 

VegTrip Windows App

 

This free VegTrip app offers a quick and easy way to discover vegetarian or vegan hotels, health centers and B&Bs all around the world. We provide one of the largest selections of vegetarian and vegan accommodations on the web.

A quick overview can bee seen on this youtube clip.

 

 

Get the app from the Windows Store today!

 

 

 

Hotels in more than 50 countries now on VegTrip

Since the launch in the beginning of 2013 VegTrip has been growing steadily with many new features and hotels added to the website.

Today, less than three months from the start, VegTrip contains a wealth of vegetarian & vegan hotels and B&Bs from more than 50 countries all over the world! 

Check out some of the latest additions to the site:

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