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saving money and time

3 Ways to Power Direct Bookings

1. Show the benefits of booking directly Why should I book directly ? Answer this question in your customer’s mind and you will increase your direct bookings. Use some subtle “book direct” images and text to show that booking directly … Continue reading

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City Guides – Facebook new app and Book Now

Attention freetobookers: It is time to update your property Facebook pages with the “Book Now” button, as Facebook has launched a new app – City Guides! The app’s aim is to give its users ideas on things to do, places … Continue reading

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Easy low cost way to accept credit cards with Stripe

Having access to an easy to use credit card system has been a great bonus to so many of our customers. Being able to accept credit cards for your online and telephone bookings makes payment simple for you and your … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Boost Direct Bookings

Direct bookings save commission and are much less likely to cancel. The more direct bookings you get the more money and time you are saving. 1) Make sure you offer the best deal. Research has shown again and again that … Continue reading

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Tips for Switching booking system

Switching your booking engine can be a lot easier than you think. Here are a few tips gleaned from our clients. But first a word of warning, it’s not just about cost savings.  Whilst cost is always important there are … Continue reading

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Promo Codes upgraded for more direct bookings

Thousands of properties have already benefited from freetobook’s promo codes so we have made them even better. You can set up as many promo codes as you like to target more customer segments and drive up your direct bookings. Now … Continue reading

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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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Yorkshire Special Offer

Free connection to all Yorkshire websites There’s no charge from freetobook for connecting to all Yorkshire Tourism sites when you connect before the 31st Oct 2014 (normally £49+ VAT) *. Freetobook’s channel manager now updates yorkshire.com, VisitLeeds, VisitRyedale, VisitHull and … Continue reading

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Special Offer for Cumbria

Free connection to all Cumbria websites There’s no charge from freetobook for connecting to all Cumbria Tourism sites when you connect before the 31st Oct 2014 (normally £49+ VAT) *. Freetobook’s channel manager now updates golakes.co.uk, cumbriatourism.org and discovercarlisle.co.uk from … Continue reading

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More bookings for Elgin B&B via Freetobook channel manager

Case Study: Freetobook’s channel manager brings more bookings to Ardgye House B&B in Elgin. In the current economy, many independent accommodation providers know all too well the importance of getting new business. It’s a challenge, especially if you can’t afford … Continue reading

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