Search Engines and Online Selling: Stimulating Incremental Demand
Today’s consumers rely less upon traditional travel agents and more on web-based research when booking travel. In this online course participants will learn to develop online strategies designed to improve their standing in Internet search results, called Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and increase their visibility to target customers.
Participants will learn how to optimize position on Internet search results and increase conversions the moment when a search becomes a purchase. Online travel agencies are especially popular because they provide one-stop convenience and notifications for consumers searching for deals and promotional opportunities. The success of online travel agencies is largely attributable to their marriage of leading-edge technology and a keen insight into consumer behavior patterns.
Who Should Take this Course?
This course is designed for general managers, revenue and finance managers, operations, sales, marketing and other hospitality professionals who are responsible for the financial performance of their organization. Professionals with at least 3 years of experience in their industry will see the greatest benefits. This course provides advanced instruction in revenue management and teaches the industry-critical skills and advanced techniques used by top performers the world over.
Participants who complete this course will be able to...
- Employ search engine marketing techniques through paid and organic search optimization techniques
- Recognize the role and opportunities of online travel agencies in demand stimulation and management
- Stay current and ahead of the competition with the newest, most effective ways to sell online
- Chris Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor , School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Estimated Hours to Complete Course: 6.0
About the School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
The School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research, and industry advancement. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the school provides management instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world's largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation's first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field.