Personalization brings outstanding customer experiences in all touchpoints
Website personalization is a great way for travel providers to turn the data from customers into a great customer journey that will eventually increase conversions, improve ancillary revenue, and drive customer loyalty. The goal behind website personalization in travel is to help customers find what they need in planning the holiday of their lives. They expect a customized itinerary and other tips and tricks on what to do and what to explore while in the chosen travel destination.
Ruka ski resort is one of the leading ski resorts in Finland and the market leader in the ski travel industry with a nearly 20% share of ski pass sales.
For Ruka ski resort, personalization also starts with segmenting visitors: customers who show interest in going to Ruka and travelers who are already in the location. There are two seasons in Ruka, winter, and summer, that attract very different types of visitors. The customer data is then used to show personalized content to push events, ancillaries such as ski lift tickets, and different accommodation options.
“We’re excited about all the possibilities that personalization brings to us to make the customer experience in all touchpoints of the travel customer journey outstanding — it brings happy customers but also great business results,”
Jenni Ihatsu Director, Marketing & E-commerce, Rukakeskus Oy/Pyhätynturi Oy.
The travelers’ interests and needs may also vary based on where they depart. Segments based on geolocation are important to give the right kind of information from different kinds of travel options. The interest is also different in certain scenarios, for example, when the customer is already in the location or when he is still on his way. Mobile users who are already in Ruka receive special content exclusive for travelers such as current events, slope opening times, and snow situations.