Bed & Breakfast Photography and Virtual Tours

By providing an interactive view of a property, consumers will have the confidence that the room they are about to reserve will meet their needs and expectations - thus making it more likely that they will indeed book.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Guide your potential guests from the lobby to the pool – from the dining room to their suite, highlighting the custom features along the way that may otherwise get overlooked.

VIRTUAL TOURS
Many inns report that Internet Marketing is their number one source of traffic and bookings. The most requested page on their site is always the virtual tour!

360 degree virtual tours are quickly becoming the gold standard of online imagery for all types of lodging – from economy and limited service to high-end business hotels and luxury resorts. Consumers shopping for a hotel online want to see where they are going to stay. Professional web design and virtual tours provide them with the most complete all-around interactive view of a property.

o Virtual Tours increase on-line bookings by up to 85%.
o 75% of those surveyed, visited 3-4 Lodging Web Sites before making their choice.
o Nearly three in four online travelers (73%) say a 360º virtual tours would be “very useful” in helping them select a property that matches their preferences and expectations.
o A recent study conducted by Carlson showed that Radisson hotels that feature virtual tours on Radisson.com are averaging 52% more online revenues than those that do not.
o 65% of all travel bookings are researched online. The Internet has become the top choice for consumers to investigate travel destinations, whether for business or leisure.

BENEFITS OF ADDING A VIRTUAL TOUR

o Give consumers more complete -- and more engaging -- visual information than with static photographs alone
o Make your property stand out in a crowded online environment
o Increase consumers’ confidence in your property and their motivation to book
o Combat “commoditization” by differentiating your accommodations based on value, not price
o Increase bookings and look-to-book conversion rates

PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING AND PACKAGE

We prefer to work directly with our clients, including the photography of their accommodations. This allows us to get a real feel for your property and helps guide us in the design of your web site. Our policy is to get the best shot possible to reduce the amount of time needed for photo editing or retakes. Attention to detail and a close working relationship with innkeepers is key. The estimated Return on Investment (ROI) for our Professional Photography service is less than 4 weeks.

Visit PonderosaLodge.net for samples of our recent photography.
Overnight Package - All images on this site were taken by Innkeeper Resources.

Photography services are billed at our hourly rate of $65 per hour with a 5 hour minimum shoot. Photo editing is included in all packages. Prices include staging, travel time, full ownership of the final images, and the photographer and assistant if one is needed.

Overnight Package $650; plus complimentary stay at your facility.

The Overnight shoot is our Best Value. We are able to get the best feel of your establishment and the image you are trying to portray. The Overnight package includes 10 hours of photography time which allows us to photograph the exterior of the Inn both night and day, common areas, the innkeepers, breakfast shots, 3600 virtual tours, guest rooms and baths.

Standard Hourly Package, $65 per hour; 5 hour minimum

From small to large properties we will work with you to showcase your property. Five
hours allows time to photograph the exterior, common areas and guest rooms. Additional time should be allocated for baths, breakfasts, innkeeper shots and virtual tours.

Policies & Deposits:

  • Each photo shoot is unique. Larger inns may require additional time and/or custom pricing.
  • A deposit 50% is required to reserve photo shoot time.
  • Government Rate Travel Fees apply.
  • Air Fare is additional.
  • Travel Fees and Deposit must be received at least 14 days in advance of the scheduled shoot date
  • Complimentary lodging at the Inn may be necessary for shoots over 5 hours.