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2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Congratulations to all the winners of TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2017!  They have all worked so hard to get this recognition so let’s celebrate their achievements. Here is a list of the best hotels and B&B’s that are using freetobook…there … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor’s Number 1 B&B In the World

Sue Burrell, owner of the Millgate B&B in Masham, recalls the excitement and media frenzy and tells us why she will always be indebted to her local dentist and freetobook. “Sometime in January 2015 I answered the telephone to James … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor at 12 percent

Own the bookings on your TripAdvisor page More and more bookings are being made on TripAdvisor, we have some information and friendly advice to help ensure you are not losing out. In the last week we have seen a 400% … Continue reading

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OTAs – Rise of the Giants

Rise of the giants A huge amount of internet change is currently impacting independent accommodation providers. Online travel agent (OTA) consolidation puts the vast majority of bookings into the hands of just 2 or 3 players. Together they dominate the online … Continue reading

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B&B marketing tips from Karen

“If anyone knows about B&B, Karen does.” (Guardian) Karen owns Hopton House, a converted granary in Shropshire offering three bedrooms. Alongside her own bed and breakfast business, she runs regular courses for potential B&B owners. Here Karen shares her business … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor direct bookings TripConnect explained

Many accommodation businesses are confused about TripAdvisor’s direct bookings, are you one them?  Let’s try to explain, so find a nice quiet spot to sit down with a glass or mug of your favourite drink. In the last year TripAdvisor … 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 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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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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Google Hotel Finder doesn’t find many hotels

Google Hotel finder needs to catchup with TripConnect I recently wrote an article on tnooz the travel technology news magazine. (link here) All about how TripConnect is far better than Google PayPerClick for independent hotels and Bed and Breakfasts. A … Continue reading

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