Booking a Small Meeting Room, a short and sweet task!
Technology has driven an increase in online event agency portals offering wider and comparative choice, quicker bookings, shorter lead times and live availability for smaller standard meetings. In 2017, 73% of conference enquiries were made for 30 delegates or less.
This illustrates that small meetings are more popular than ever - and that means big business for venues that are smart enough to focus on this growing trend.
Time is Gold!
Venue websites also have to constantly evolve to engage clients. In the fast moving technology world, nobody has time to fill out a lengthy enquiry form, to then wait around to be contacted by the venue. Simplicity and speed is key - if we can book hotels, flights and car hire online then why not be able to book meeting rooms in the same way?
Many potential clients won’t even bother scrolling for long on a web page before giving up if they can’t find what they want. Recent studies show that 85% of web users will abandon a website if they can’t find what they are looking for within the first 5 seconds. The best practise to tackle this, is to place the booking widget at the top of the page so it’s easily accessible for web visitors.
Live Availability is loved by its users, and it’s not hard to see why! One of the newest venues to be making commission free meeting room booking directly from their own website, is The Highworth Hotel. In less than a week of installing the widget onto their website, they’d made their first booking and expect many more to come in the near future.
And how can you follow in the success of The Highworth Hotel, you may ask? venuedirectory.com’s Live Availability booking tool harnesses the popularity of having a simple way to book small meetings with a widget that can be placed on the venues own website.
Simple to install, easy to use, and completely commission free, the Live Availability widget could be yours today for a small fee. Contact the Live Availability team on 01202 375501 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!