Post your youth hostel or hotel videos on Hostel Traveler’s Blog:
Now, Hostel Traveler invites you to post your videos on our blog. This is an excellent way to increase your online marketing presence. It’s free, and you do not need to have a listing on the Instant World Booking service. See instructions below.
There’s no doubt that video is playing a major role right now and will increasingly dominate the future of the internet. In the United States alone, users are viewing almost 17 billion videos each month. “Having gone from zero to mass market globally in three short years, online video is the fastest-growing media platform in history”, according to a new report from social media research consultancy Trendstream and research firm Lightspeed.
When it comes to travel and lodging marketing, video is a developing trend. What hostel, hotel, or bed and breakfast hasn’t already shared photos of their property online? If you haven’t, rest assured, some of your guests are posting photos with reviews of your amenities on multiple websites around the globe.
Hostels, backpackers and other budget hotel accommodations are increasingly producing videos of their locations. Easily created by the amateur hostel manager/photographer, a video can add a dimension for advertising that was previously inaccessible to small hostels and backpackes. One of the easiest ways to share video with a broad base of customers today is on YouTube.com. Signing up and posting your videos on YouTube is easy and free.
So add your hostel, hotel, or backpacker videos at one of Instant World Booking’s blogs. This is an excellent additional channel for promoting your property and gaining additional exposure. It’s free and no listing on our service is required. There’s no additional obligation. All you need to get started is a video posted on your YouTube account.
Instructions for posting videos on HostelTraveler.com’s blog:
Our Blog allows you to share YouTube videos with ease, and supports the latest high quality video protocols (360p and HD quality 720p). It will even be viewable on iPod and iPhone.
Step 1: Register at our blog:
Step 2: Submit a post about your property at the following page:
Step 3: Insert a video link in your post
To insert a YouTube video in your posts, paste the YouTube video URL directly into the text of your post with a prefix of httpv:// (notice the ‘v’).
Important:The URL should just be copied into your post normally and the letter ‘v’ added, do not create a clickable link (i.e., with <a> tags)!
Example: httpv ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKjgajXePd8
If you want to embed high quality video (for videos that have them) use httpvh:// instead (Video High).
If you want to embed HD Quality (DVD quality 720p) video use httpvhd:// instead (Video High Defintion).
To embed playlists use httpvp:// (eg. httpvp ://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=528026B4F7B34094)
– httpv:// – regular video
– httpvh:// – high quality
– httpvhd:// – HD quality
– httpvp:// – playlist