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Series of 10 Bite Sized No Nonsense Winning Strategies to help you prosper with better business and more bookings. Do these 10 things in the next 6 months and you will double your online bookings or better !

6 Secrets to OTA success

Learn the 6 secrets to OTA success Knowing the secrets of success with the Online Travel Agents OTAs can boost your direct bookings. Their web coverage is so massive that any single property will find it hard to get noticed … 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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3 Tips from TripAdvisor

Tips directly from TripAdvisor You can stumble across myriad views and opinions about TripAdvisor but here is a blog based on on a recent article directly from TripAdvisor.   There is a difference between “TripAdvisor rating” and “TripAdvisor ranking” Your … Continue reading

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How do the Changes at TripAdvisor affect accommodation ?

TripAdvisor is changing into a Rate Comparison and Booking website. How does this affect accommodation owners ? Some accommodation providers could lose bookings from TripAdvisor as a result of these changes, others will gain. Here are a couple of videos … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor Goes Official (now a Price Comparison Website) Press release 5June2013

At freetobook we have been tweeting, facebooking and blogging about this change for months – Now its official from TripAdvisor themselves – they are a rate comparisson site with booking links. (8 Things You NEED to Know about the TripAdvisor … 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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Customer Reviews – Bite Sized Winning Strategies (2of10)

Customer Reviews – How to win at the reputation game. Customers trust reviews above promotional material and nothing you can do will change this. Reviews are extremely important for your sales, over 75% of your customers will form an opinion of you … Continue reading

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Your Website-Bite Sized Winning Strategies (1of10)

Great websites a winning strategy. A winning website is a worthwhile investment. Like it or not your customers will form a view about you and your property based on what they see and how they interact with your website. The first … Continue reading

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