How we enable travel & leisure companies to take on tomorrow
Travel & leisure industry challenges
Strategy & Consulting
Capitalising on transformational technology
Real digital transformation is an investment in the future. Our consulting services work with businesses to develop future-focused thinking that goes far beyond simple websites, booking engine journeys or apps.
Our services have helped develop a complete digital experience for Gleneagles, realise evolved audience segmentation for Village Hotels and supported Cameron House in their relaunch so they can all take on tomorrow.
Integrating your hospitality tech stack for a future-proof, integrated experience
We help travel brands take on tomorrow with a range of end-to-end integration and application management services. From PMS to CRS, IBE to F&B, there's not a part of a hotel technology stack we have not integrated.
We are specialists in booking engine implementation with award-winning solutions using Opera, SynXis, Hetras and Guestline. We have also worked with most third-party CRM, table booking, payment providers, gift voucher and reviews systems like ResDiary and Quadranet.
Production & Engineering
Choosing the right CMS or DXP for long-term growth
Your website is your property, managing your content should be straightforward and quick. We are platform agnostic and an Umbraco Gold Partner, Sitecore Silver, Episerver Platinum, Sitefinity Partner, as well as WordPress and Drupal.
We have implemented Umbraco for Village, Macdonald Hotels, Malmaison, Hotel du Vin and IHG, WordPress for Gleneagles and Drupal for Topdeck. Our goal is to help travel businesses create the best digital experience regardless of the CMS or DXP platform.
Stopping OTAs stealing your brand and profit
Google may seem impenetrable with the Online Travel Agents in play. But search remains a highly profitable and worthwhile channel for those who approach it strategically. We've been successfully taking the fight to the OTAs for years now.
We help brands like Village, Malmaison, The Belfry and others keep the OTAs at bay and get profitable sales from search. From rooms to restaurants, weddings to afternoon tea, we know how to drive value for hospitality.
Delivering the convenience travel customers expect
In an environment ruled by the OTAs, travel brands must create experiences that customers actively seek out and digital services that make booking effortless.
Our experts have been designing benchmark-beating experiences for over 20 years, for brands like Malmaison, Holiday Inn and Village Hotels. Our experience combines the design skills to optimise conversion and the creativity to create content that keeps people coming back again and again.
Brand & Content
Cut-through content strategies to engage and generate bookings
It's easy for a hospitality brand to be eroded in an aggregated, online environment. A strategic and consistent approach to your content is critical to delivering the cut-through you need to stand out in a high-pressure, low-margin world. Our content marketing strategists understand how to maximise your content's value across all media.
We deliver creative content for all our hospitality brands, from budget to luxury, we know hospitality better than most. How can we help you be unique with content?
Some of our work that's transforming the travel & leisure sector
Travel & leisure: Transformation case studies
Virgin Active: Digital experience transformation
Fit for world domination
How we transformed this global, high-growth brand with a new Sitefinity global platform that puts user experience at the heart of every interaction.Learn more
Rocco Forte: Luxury hotels
Translating luxury into brand profile
We gave one of the world’s most exclusive hotel portfolios a single, unified online presence while accommodating multiple languages and cultures.Learn more
A world-leading digital experience
How we created the world’s first truly mobile-responsive eCommerce website for the hotel and leisure sector.Learn more
Building the most innovative hotel brand
Over fifteen years of working with Village Hotels we’ve become a valued partner, strategic mentor, team extension and all-round inspiration.Learn more
Gleneagles: Luxury hotel, golf and spa
Superior booking for ultimate luxury
When the world-famous Gleneagles hotel wanted a tailored room-booking engine to improve conversion rates, they came to Equator.Learn more
Intercontinental Hotel Group
Multiple brands, one integrated solution
Equator delivered 40 websites across Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, all managed from a central hub.Learn more
Cameron House on Loch Lomond
A new digital platform for one of Britain’s leading resort hotels
How we delivered a 5*+ digital transformation for Cameron House on Loch Lomond to re-establish it as one of the UK’s leading resorts.Learn more
Leveraging Azure to upgrade Malmaison's digital experience
We’ve worked with stylish hotel brand Malmaison for over seven years, using integration to combat the rise of online travel agents and building a website that genuinely reflects the brand.Learn more
Traditional brand, cutting-edge site
A new digital home and booking engine to support a new, unified brand, reduce costs, and deliver a better service.Learn more
Joined-up thinking for Covent Garden
Developing an integrated strategy for an iconic London destinationLearn more
Glasgow Club: Gyms and fitness
Making fitness fabulous for Glasgow Club
We were asked to rejuvenate the Glasgow Club brand, and find ways to celebrate the positive impact it has on the city’s health.Learn more
Dalata Hotel Group
Driving ROI as high as 45:1
Industry-leading email marketing strategies that focus on innovative promotional campaigns, user journeys and content.Learn more
A world-class website for a world-class destination
We were tasked with creating a completely new visual direction, while developing ways to monetise the site, and aligning with foreign strategies.Learn more
Our integrated thinking keeps travel brands moving forward
Showcase travel & leisure clients
We've worked with more travel and leisure businesses than almost any other agency. Our experience covers every digital touchpoint and every part of the marketing ecosystem too. As a result, our integrated offer, represents the most effective way for brands to coordinate and evolve their digital estate.