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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You need to contact TripAdvisor to do it – more information can be found on our website http://www.freetobook.com/plus/instant_booking.php#instantBooking
Thanks guys. As always you’re on the button, never missing a good opportunity. I’m grateful for the excellent service you provide.
I have a tripadvisor page (Établissement 4236864 sur TripAdvisor) and I would like to know how to get into this 12% booking program ?
You need to contact TripAdvisor – there is further information on our website (read this page) http://www.freetobook.com/plus/instant_booking.php#instantBooking
Is it correct that you can’t block off dates as you can with Booking.com?
You can block off dates but these would be blocked for all bookings.
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.
You must contact TripAdvisor for connection, there are thousands of properties connected via freetobook but it is TripAdvisor who is in charge of connecting.
I am confused about the 12% and 15% options. Please clarify the difference and benefits. Thanks.
Yes, I don’t know why they have made two rates. We don’t see any real benefit of going higher than 12%.
Is this TripAdvisor Instant booking with FreeToBook active already in SLOVENIA ??
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.
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 booking.com agoda etc etc?
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% !!!
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
Yes I would like to take advantage of this offer
However I appear have lost my log in details for trip advisor
You will need to go to your listing on TripAdvisor and reset this.
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!
Brixham Holiday Homes
If you are using flipkey or holiday lettings we cannot connect you to the lower 12% commission model. This is forbidden by TripAdvisor.
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.
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
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’.
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.