New Default Widget Search Date

Brand new functionality from Freetobook offers you even more flexibility by enabling you change the default search date on your booking widget.

In the past it was automatically set for 7 days in advance. Now you can set it to anything between 0 and 14 days in advance. If you choose to set it to 0 days in advance, potential customers will instantly see same-day availability just by hitting “search”.

You can find this functionality by going to the “Home” tab then the “Widget” subtab:

Click on “Edit” then, on the next page, go to option 4 in the left-hand column:




Now you can set your default number of days and the default length of stay.


Craig & Iain at the Scottish Thistle Awards 2012

Craig & Iain will be attending the Scottish Thistle Awards ceremony on 9th November 2012 at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow. They’re looking forward to seeing old friends and making new contacts, so do drop by their table and say hello if you’re attending.

scottish_thistle_awardsThe “Oscars” of Scottish tourism, the award ceremony is attended by more than 400 guests. In an era when tourism is one of the most promising drivers to get the economy back on track, the Thistle Awards encourage professionalism and promote the quality service and products that reflect all that is great in Scotland’s internationally celebrated tourism industry.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the 2012 World Travel Market

WTM_black.jpgIain & Craig will be at the World Travel Market this November from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th.  They’ll be publicising Freetobook’s acclaimed Channel Manager and all its other great Plus+ services, as well as promoting independent accommodation in general and making lots of new contacts. Freetobook now has more than 2000 users outside the UK, showing just how powerful the model of free, open access can be for accommodation owners in many different parts of the world. With that in mind, Craig & Iain are particularly looking forward to meeting international visitors to the WTM.

If you’d like to make an appointment for a face to face chat with either of them, just drop them a line by email:

Now in its 33rd year, the World Travel Market remains the leading global event for the travel industry. It offers an unmatched opportunity for people working in all areas of the industry to keep up with latest developments and thus maintain competitive advantage.

The 2012 World Travel Market will take place from 5th – 8th November. Over four days at the ExCel centre, close to 50,000 will make the most of this great chance to meet, network and negotiate… sometimes over a drink or two! In terms of media coverage, it also boasts the largest Press Centre of any annual event in the UK, staffed by up to 3000 international journalists. So it’s a great place for travel professionals to see and be seen.