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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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TripAdvisor lower commission

At 12% TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking connection has a lower commission than big online travel agents. Is it time you looked into how to get your share ? Why not start by checking out your own listing on TripAdvisor to see … Continue reading

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Why it pays to sleep around for B&B owners

A Guest Blog by Heather Turner at Forfeng Media. I wrote a post a while back about Viewing your restaurant from a customers perspective, and it occurred to me after spending a weekend away at a very nice B&B, to wonder … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

Well done, you’ve made it to the end of the busy summer season.  Take a breath but then start planning for next year.  Guests are already thinking ahead to next year’s holidays so you must too.  If you have forgotten … 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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Google HPA manager

Google Hotel Price Ads (HPA) News is out that freetobook are working on a connection which will enable accommodation providers to connect their availability to Google Hotel Price Ads. All customers using freetobook with nightly rates will be able to … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor Just for You

TripAdvisor’s “Just for You” personalised hotel choice News has just come out on new hotel selection functionality for the TripAdvisor website, adding to the booking experience for TripAdvisor’s customers. Selecting accommodation will be more personal with the TripAdvisor “Just for … Continue reading

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TripConnect Mobile Optimisation

Make the most of TripConnect Mobile bookings As TripAdvisor focuses on Mobile customers we think you should too. Earlier this year they reported there had been 100 million downloads* of their free mobile app. These customers use mobile phones to … Continue reading

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