Category Archives: booking button

Reduce your commission bill with promo codes

On the phones we hear the pain many accommodation owners feel when they get the monthly commission bill from their OTAs. Particularly annoying is finding repeat or regular customers who somehow end up booking through an OTA rather than directly. … Continue reading

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Does Your Website Tell Customers WHY They Should Book Directly ?

Does Your Website Tell Customers WHY They Should Book Directly ? We were chatting with one freetobook customer this week who was alarmed at the growing number of rooms sold via booking.com rather than her own website and to make matters … Continue reading

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Together in Gatwick

Just back from a quick trip down to Gatwick to see the Gatwick Guest House Association (GGHA). I was invited to give a short presentation on the Together service after a few of their proactive members thought the service may … Continue reading

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iCal calendar sync

iCal sync with Holiday Lettings, Airbnb, Flipkey and others Get found and get booked by keeping your calendars up to date. iCal enables customers to see your true availability  leading to better quality enquiries, happier customers and most importantly more … Continue reading

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Multi Language booking increases your bookings

Direct bookings increase with multilingual bookings We are already seeing an increase in direct online bookings as a result of the new multilingual online booking process. Freetobook now has online booking in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. (More … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor is becoming a Booking Website

8 Things You NEED to Know about the TripAdvisor Changes Are you up to speed with the changes at TripAdvisor? Not knowing could lose you bookings. TripAdvisor is Changing into a Booking Website. If you don’t have online booking you … Continue reading

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Wonderful Widgets

Why your widget is so important to your business! A sports car may be beautifully styled, but if it can’t go anywhere it’s just… well, a sculpture. In the same way, no matter how good your website looks – and … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor book now button for direct bookings

Direct commssion free bookings on Trip Advisor Just mention the name “TripAdvisor” to independent businesses and you are guaranteed to get some interest. Businesses have to take a pragmatic view when considering what tools and partners they need to make … Continue reading

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How To Increase Your Direct Bookings

Get more direct bookings Always on the lookout for great practice, I spent some time on the website of one of our customers in Thailand. Tom, from the Crystal Bay Beach Resort, had just sent a great testimonial saying how … Continue reading

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What to do when VisitScotland suddenly closes its online booking service…

It came as bit of a bombshell to lots of hospitality businesses when VisitScotland suddenly announced the withdrawal of its online booking system.  Many, including myself, would argue that this was long overdue. VisitScotland’s foray into this area over the … Continue reading

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