Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mobile bookings : Your 4 point check list

Mobile booking optimisation for accommodation owners Ownership of smartphones is growing and so are mobile bookings. Mobile bookings grew at 20% in the first half of 2014. Smartphones and tablets now account for 21 percent of hotel bookings with OTAs … Continue reading

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Together case study – How to get a group accommodation website

How a group of B&Bs got Together. Keeping bookings in the community and working together with nearby accommodation businesses has never been easier or more profitable. A small group of Fort William Bed and Breakfast owners got together and use … Continue reading

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How to get your Google business page

Now that we know all the benefits of having a Google+ Business page for your accommodation here are some quick and easy steps to getting yours. (If you don’t know why you should get a Google business page see our earlier blog – … Continue reading

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Google business page – why NOW ?

Google business pages for accommodation owners, claim yours today. A Google business page is a big free internet opportunity for independent accommodation businesses and it’s probably the most important one. Why? Google uses the information for Google searches and on … Continue reading

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TripConnect Instant Booking a Global First

Freetobook is TripConnect Instant Booking’s First Approved Partner – Worldwide first in technology. Press release (September 15 2014 – Glasgow) Freetobook, one of the UK’s leading travel technology companies, announced today that it is the first Internet Booking Engine to … Continue reading

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Guestlink channel connection

New channel manager link with Guestlink will be live shortly. Our UK customers will soon be able to access even more distribution. Guestlink is based in the UK and they power a number of big destination websites. These include golakes … Continue reading

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Reply to reviews for a 21% booking boost

Say something back to your customers TripAdvisor research* finds that accommodation owners that respond to their reviews benefit with more booking enquiries, they say 21% more likely. Ever been an ignored customer at a coffee bar or restaurant, seen but just … Continue reading

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