Tablets

Opinions: 

Travel Tech

For many marketers, the mobile experience does come first now. In tourism, many destinations are now diving into a mobile first approach which is very brave and absolutely the right thing to do. Mobile is there and it will not go away, as the Think Tank’s mobile expert Tine Thygesen from Everplaces always says when talking about mobile strategies. So how should marketers react? Tine’s answer would simply be “Deal with it!” and she is absolutely right. Mobile will not go away, even though many tourism companies would rather reverse time, so deal with it and embrace mobile, as it means great opportunities (eMarketer 2013).

ITS ALL ABOUT EXPERIENCES

Recently, the Think Tank team has been thinking a lot about experiences and whether and how Smartphone and tablet experiences differ. In marketing, it is absolutely crucial to create memorable and unique experiences, and consumers increasingly expect to have these experiences across devices. For tourism, each mobile device can be used in a unique way that adds value to the overall brand experience across devices. Consumers should be able to have a tailored and unique experience on a specific device.

TABLET EXPERIENCE

On tablets, consumers take advantage of the much bigger screen size that can help consumers to be inspired by rich media in the form of images and videos. Images on websites and a big display can enhance the experience of functionalities and features. Increasingly, studies also show that tablets are most used during evenings when browsing for content and information. Interestingly, consumers spend a lot longer researching on tablets than on Smartphones, looking at a variety of content. Marketers should therefore aim to get an editorial feel, as consumers have a more relaxed atmosphere when browsing on tablets. In general, image browsing is much more effective on a tablet than a Smartphone and marketers are already taking advantage of that. On tablets, marketers mainly aim to engage consumers throughout the day.

SMARTPHONE EXPERIENCE

When consumers are using Smartphones, the main focus of the mobile experience is on speed although there are also images when browsing on Smartphones. Due to the device size, Smartphones are mainly used while on the go, during a break or on the way to work or back home. This is the reason, why consumers return to Smartphones very frequently throughout the day but when browsing, less time is spend per search. This “shopping” or search window is a lot shorter than on a tablet, as a Smartphone consumer spend around 1-2 minutes shopping. This means functionalities and features need to be very easy to use and aimed to save time. Loading speed is very important, often resulting in the sacrifice of big images in websites or apps.

In general, it is essential that an adequate mobile experience is being created, that fulfils and creates a great experience for the user. Tablets and Smartphones are used differently by consumers, making it necessary to deliver unique experiences for each mobile device.

Discussion

comments powered by Disqus

More from #DTTT

  • In May we present:
    Meet…Kevin Wright from Travel Oregon

    In a world of always-on content, information overload and the ever-changing digital consumer, how do you stand out from the competition and most importantly, reach your audience? Kevin Wright, Vice President of Global Marketing for Travel Oregon will be joining us at #DTTTCampus in June to talk about Reflecting on the Role of Content to […]

  • designing signature experiences
    In May we present:
    Meet…Gloria Loree from Destination Canada

    We caught up with Gloria from Destination Canada ahead of #DTTTCampus to get a sneak peek into what we can expect from her talk on Designing Signature Experiences to Build Brand and Narrative.

    #brand experiences #destination canada #brand narrative #brand stories
  • In May we present:
    Meet…Daniel Bury VR Filmmaker

    Daniel Bury is one of the youngest & most up and coming creators in the world of VR film-making, travelling the world to create immersive experiences through unique 360 and VR storytelling.

    #VR experiences #virtual reality experiences #daniel bury #filmmaker #dtttcampus #virtual reality #Vr
  • In May we present:
    5 Reasons Why to Visit #DTTTCampus 2019

    In short, #DTTTCampus is a full exploration into the destination experience, with valuable insights on navigating the digital landscape and the ever-changing consumer behaviour of travellers today.

    #dttt campus #keynote speakers #workshops #destination experience #oslo #destination marketing #Visit Oslo
  • influencer experiences
    In May we present:
    Meet…Paul Kubalek – Digital Media Manager at Saalbach Hinterglemm

    Paul will be joining us at #DTTTCampus alongside a panel of other DMOs to talk about working with influencers, the story behind the ‘Storybase’ campaign and the kind of results they’ve seen since this campaign began.

    #influencer experiences #storybase #influencer marketing #influencer
  • In May we present:
    Meet…the digital team of VisitOSLO

    This year’s #DTTTCampus is just over a month away and we’re getting excited to mingle with the industry’s best DMO experts in Oslo. As our host city, we wanted to catch up with VisitOSLO’s digital team; Widar Pastoor, Creative Project Manager and Kjersti Stensrud, Editor and Content Manager.

    #oslo #dtttcampus ##VisitOslo #AR #augmented reality #technology
Show more
-->
© 2017 Digital Tourism Think Tank

Digital Tourism Think Tank logo imge