Last week was a big one for travel in the sunshine state at the 2018 Florida Governor’s Conference put on by VISIT FLORIDA. Since we call Orlando home, we didn’t have to travel too far to be a part of the event held at the world renowned Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate. (In fact, we’re pretty sure Ricky’s time there might qualify as his latest “staycation.”)
At the kick-off was the Chairman’s Dinner, including the 2018 Flagler Awards. It’s no secret: our customers are rockstars—and we’re not the only ones who think so! Caribe Royale and Shephard’s Beach Resort made waves and won big, all with help from their travelers.
Caribe Royale: A year of advocacy brings home silver
Last year alone, Caribe reached 1.2 million travelers in the most authentic way possible, helping inspire every new traveler’s journey to their hotel.
That’s not all. This quality of this audience was unmatched, converting 2.5x higher than the average paid search campaign.
Shephard’s Beach gets bronze: Four decades of fun & four months of advocacy
Shephard’s Beach is turning trusted introductions to the friends & family of their guests into new visitors—with introductions to the tune of nearly three-quarters of a million as part of their ‘Four decades of fun’ campaign.
In fact, Shephard’s Beach Resort earned 15 traveler leads for every storyteller who shared, getting more for every dollar they invest in marketing thanks to Flip.to.
Congratulations to these two stunning properties on their well-deserved wins! We know they’re outstanding, so it’s great to see others in the industry recognize what their guests are sharing worldwide, especially in a state we call home.
So whether you’re in the Sunshine state or beyond, if you’re ready to switch on advocacy, let’s chat. We’ll share how advocacy is changing the game for the hospitality and tourism industries worldwide.
We think our customers are some of the best—and we’re not the only ones! Travel + Leisure recently released their 2018 list of the greatest hotels, resorts, destinations, and more as voted on by their readers. No surprise to us, more than a dozen of our incredible customers were recognized.
Watch here for some of the travelers who’ve shared their experiences at these properties and shown that advocacy is a win for everyone:
Congratulations to these top-notch properties for this well-deserved recognition!
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences
#72 in the Top 100 Hotels in the World
#7 in the Top 10 Resort Hotels in Mexico
Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués
#61 in the Top 100 Hotels in the World
#5 in the Top 10 Resort Hotels in Mexico
#41 in the Top 100 Hotels in the World
#2 in the Top 15 Resort Hotels in Hawaii
#9 in the Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean
#5 in the Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
#5 in the Top 10 Resort Hotels in the American South
Solage, an Auberge Resort
#3 in the Top 10 Resort Hotels in California
#3 in the Top 10 Resort Hotels in Florida
#6 in the Top 10 Hotels in Charleston
Palms Hotel and Spa
#3 in the Top 10 Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotels
The Betsy, South Beach
#2 in the Top 10 Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotels
Petit Ermitage, Los Angeles
#7 in the Top 10 City Hotels in Greater Los Angeles
The Lodge at Woodloch
#7 in the Top 10 Domestic Destination Spas
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts (including Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués & Banyan Tree Mayakoba)
#16 in the Top 20 Hotel Brands in the World
Auberge Resorts Collection (including Chileno Bay & Solage)
#10 in the Top 20 Hotel Brands in the World
To see more of our customers and learn how advocacy is helping them win travelers at a scale like never before, visit our Customers page, or give us a shout!