TripAdvisor lower commission

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Booking by TripAdvisor

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 how they promote the booking links. You can’t fail to notice that visitors are asked for dates of stay and encouraged to search and book.

The connection to TripAdvisor through your freetobook diary is free (you do have to pay TripAdvisor).

6 Advantages to TripAdvisor Instant Booking

1) Lower commission, from 12%
2) You only pay commission on completed bookings
3) No upfront costs, no signup costs, no fees from freetobook
4) You receive all of the customer’s direct details, including email address
5) Simple to do, just login to TripAdvisor and connect
6) You don’t need a Business Listing to get these TripAdvisor bookings

The connection simple, just activate it in your TripAdvisor account to enable direct bookings on your TripAdvisor page. If you already have a freetobook account you don’t even need to contact us.

Most of freetobook’s benefits are free with a few optional charged services, find a complete list of our charges on our pricing page, what does freetobook cost ?

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24 thoughts on “TripAdvisor lower commission

  1. My B&B has been connected to freetobook Trip-connect facility for more than one year but i have never received not even one booking through this system. what is the real problem. you have now introduced 12% commission Tripconnect facility please assist with the procedure to connect.

    1. You must contact TripAdvisor for connection, there are thousands of properties connected via freetobook but it is TripAdvisor who is in charge of connecting.

    1. Yes it is active for properties all over the world but where it shows depend where the customer comes from. So it might not show if you are looking at it in Slovenia but it will show if I am looking at it here in the UK. This is controlled by TripAdvisor.

  2. I read on you website “12% Commission
    You will get one quarter of all “Book on TripAdvisor” traveller views” does this mean that only 1 out of 4 people that want to book a room in our area is shown our B&B via the tripconnact formule and the other 3 times it is only shown our availability on agoda etc etc?

    1. If you check again are read carefully you will see it is a MINIMUM of 25% traveler views, if you are paying 12% commission we think you will get much better than that because we are sure that the others you mention are not paying as much as 12% !!!

  3. We have had a major problem with Trip Adviser . We have raised it on numerous occassions with them and ,so far, have got not resolution. Maybe if they realise they are loosing out on potential Trip Connect commission, via the Freetobook link then maybe they might take notice if you raise it with them.

    We operate a property with 5 holiday apartments. This is listed on trip adviser under “Specialist Accommodation”. When anyone does a search for available accommodation on TripAdviser the system offers hotels and then B&Bs. It does not list specialist accommodation even if there is available capacity at these properties. This is the same for all properties which Trip Adviser list as specialist accommodation

  4. Linda

    I also have holiday apartments but have to list them with a specialist part of TripAdvisor called Vacation Rentals. This is available via Holiday Lettings or Flip Key. There is a yearly listing fee or you can pay per booking.

    Hope this helps!

    Steve King
    Brixham Holiday Homes

    1. If you are using flipkey or holiday lettings we cannot connect you to the lower 12% commission model. This is forbidden by TripAdvisor.

    2. Thanks Steve,
      We used to work with Holiday Lettings but cancelled our listing after our account on their system was seriously hacked. The problem resolution at Holiday Lettings was poor and we were not confident that our confidential information was secure.
      We would much prefer that Trip Adviser listed the Speciality Lodgings in the date search – I still cannot understand why they do not do this.

  5. I have a tripadvisor page and business account (although i think i am cancelling the business account next year. I do tripadvisor ‘tripconnect cost-per-click’ at present. Do you think it is better to go via the ‘low commission’ or the ‘cost-per-click’? Many thanks and great work as always

  6. Can you select which regions your ‘Direct Bookings’ do and don’t appear? By country? By state? By city? You can only choose by country with ‘Click Connect’.

    1. Interesting question I don’t know what options there are for targetting regions in the TripAdvisor system. Next time we meet I will check with them, perhaps ask them also.

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