Visit Scotland hoping for a “Brave” 2012

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This year will see a unique global marketing campaign to promote Scottish tourism. Disney-Pixar, the film company behind such modern classics as Toy Story, Wall-E and Monsters Inc will team up with VisitScotland for a series of promotions around the film Brave, due to premier in June 2012. Never before has the company collaborated with a nation’s tourist board on this scale.

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New LateRooms link from freetobook…

LateRooms logoIncrease your sales, customer base and web visibility with this new functionality from freetobook.

Very soon, freetobook customers will be able to link to LateRooms through our system and manage all their rates and availability in one place. If you’re already signed up with LateRooms, just let us know your ID and we can do the linking for you.

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Are you on the same page as your customers?

With nearly a billion users on facebook there’s a good chance a few of your current or potential customers are on it and they’ll be looking for your property.

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Facebook business pages have been around for some time now so if want to be on the same page as your customers then look into getting a facebook page (link below).

If you already have a page then you will be pleased to know freetobook will soon be launching a facebook app to help you:

 

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Freetobook @ 2012 VisitScotland Expo

VisitScotland Expo 2012Craig and Iain will be attending the 2012 VisitScotland Expo at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, on 25th & 26th April. They’ll be publicising freetobook, promoting independent hotels / B&Bs / guesthouses and making lots of new contacts. You’ll find them at stand E20 and they’re looking forward to meeting you, so if you’d like to make an appointment for a face-to-face chat, just drop one of them a line by email:

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Pinterest booking link

Generate bookings from your Pinterest pins with freetobook booking button link.

Add your online booking link to Pinterest with freetobook. Pinterest is all about images, so have a great image ready to upload, something with the “wow factor”.

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Pinterest gets freetobook booking link

Log into freetobook and upload the image to your image Gallery (it’s in your Profile tab under Images), select the category “Pinterest” from the drop down menu. You can have as many images as you like in each category.

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Booking and traffic leaks

Drip by JRonaldLeeGetting prospective customers to your website can be an expensive process. Once you have them, you need to keep them there and focused on the booking process.

A leak is an unintended entrance or escape. Make sure visitors are not leaking from your website, as it could be costing you bookings and or commission.

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Indaba 2012

indaba_logoWe’re delighted to announce that freetobook (in the form of co-Director, Iain Stewart) will be attending INDABA 2012 in Durban South Africa between May 12th and 15th. It’s another great opportunity for freetobook to meet with existing customers and make more friends.

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