Accommodation Partners

Become an Accommodation Partner

For many accommodation owners, the hard work, skill and expertise of running a hotel, boutique guest house or self-catering accommodation is a challenge enough, without the requirement to offer guests a 24/7 concierge service. Understandably however your visiting guests want to make the very most out of their stay and to be sure they have fully explored and experienced the region around which they are staying and we believe that we offer a conduit for them to do just that.

Offering your guests a link to the Experience Hampshire website leads them to a world of fun and inspiring activities and experiences, whether they are looking to relax and enjoy some forest bathing, take to the Solent in a boat, paddleboard on the Hamble, learn to make sourdough, take an alpaca for a walk, or enjoy an escorted wildlife walk through the New Forest. Our portal offers over 130 local, hand-selected experiences for your guests to enjoy, all presented in an easy to use format.

Whilst the larger tourism websites often focus on the larger, more well known attractions and activities in the county, we tend to work with smaller, micro businesses run by artisans and creatives whose offerings might not appear on Google searches. Our platform aims to be inspirational, offering visitors an array of things to do, some of which they might never have considered previously. Experiences can be displayed on a map, or sorted by type and then, once selected by date they are booked simply and securely, providing your guests with an easy to use booking portal.

All those following the unique link that you provide to our site, can be tracked and a commission is paid for all those who subsequently choose to book.

Open your guests’ eyes to more of the amazing experiences that this wonderful county has to offer, by telling them about Experience Hampshire!

Find out more by emailing roger@experiencehampshire.uk

A few simple reasons for hotels to team up with Experience Hampshire to become an Accommodation Partner

  • Improve your own online presence – Google loves new dynamic content and since the content on the Experience Hampshire website is constantly changing, the natural profile of your own site will be boosted

  • We give you a smart graphic with a unique URL link to our portal, colour-coded to suit the style of your own site

  • We offer an exciting programme of local, quality experiences to offer to your guests to enhance their stay with you, leading to even better reviews about their stay

  • There is no cost or charge to you for this service

  • You earn a small affiliate commission for every experience booked via this link by your guests

  • Full stats are available from us for all the web traffic generated by the unique link from your website, or emails to your guests

  • We offer expert free technical support from us to add the link to your site, if needed

  • Your website remains open for the user in their chosen browser, even when they click on our link (which opens in a new window)

  • The link to our site is fully GDPR compliant

  • We will provide a back-link to your site from www.experiencehampshire.uk for our guests looking for local accommodation to match their experience/s

FAQ's

How can Accommodation Partners promote the Experience Hampshire website?

This can be done with a combination of promotional cards left in bedrooms and / or public areas of the property, via a unique link in email correspondence to your guests ahead of their arrival, or via a 'clickable' image on your website (which again, is connected to your unique URL).

Is there any set-up cost to be part of this arrangement?

None at all. There are are no fees of any kind.

What benefit is this scheme to me as an accommodation provider?

We understand that the majority of your energy is focused on providing the very best accommodation service to your guests and that questions relating to activities and 'things to do' locally can be very time consuming for you and your team. We aim to take some of that work from you by providing your guests with easy access to an array of local activities and experiences, enhancing their holiday in Hampshire.

Research shows that those travelling to holiday elsewhere in the UK spend a deal of time searching the internet for things to do during their time away. Our website provides a single source to search and book many of these activities.

Is it possible to track traffic originating from my website through to the Experience Hampshire website?

Because we provide you with a unique link to our website (to promote to your guests), we can track all visitors from your website to ours and provide you details of all those who have subsequently booked an experience on our site. We pay you a small commission for each of these bookings.

You can use the unique link to our website that we give you to embed in to emails to send to your guests, or to create a 'clickable image' on your website (we provide this graphic). We can also supply a unique QR code for you to include on your literature to take your guests straight to our site.

We even provide you with an email address for you to give to your guests if they need to contact us direct for help and advice on Hampshire activities and courses that they can't find on our portal. We guarantee to provide a friendly and efficient 'concierge' service to your guests.

How can you sign up as an Accommodation Partner?

We love to get to know all of our Accommodation Partners to understand how we can best work together, so a chat would be useful as a start. Roger can be contacted on on roger@experiencehampshire.uk

What do our current Accommodation Partners say about us?

Adam Shanley, who runs the Northbrook Arms just north of Winchester has this to say about Experience Hampshire ...

We’re incredibly proud to be a Hampshire based accommodation provider but all too often we hear from guests that they’ve only scratched the surface of things to do when staying with us. I was incredibly excited when I found out that Roger and the team were setting up Experience Hampshire especially when the concept was fully explained. We are not just in the accommodation business, we are in the experiential business and want our guests to leave having had a truly unique and fantastic experience. Having a platform that we trust to help deliver those experiences to our guests is invaluable and we’ve received nothing but positive feedback from guests that have booked experiences with Experience Hampshire when they've stayed with us. We’re also huge advocates of independent business, particularly supporting other Hampshire based business owners and its great to see a team investing in and showcasing the best Hampshire has to offer in this way. I would strongly encourage accommodation providers to speak to Roger and the team to see how they can help make customer visits to Hampshire a fantastic experience. 

A few of our valued Accommodation Partners ....

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