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5 Ways to Boost Direct Bookings for Small Hospitality Businesses

Direct bookings – every hospitality business wants them. Online Travel Agencies are great for picking up new customers, but they also take a cut of your rates. With pricing parity policies now in place on most of the major OTAs, it isn’t as simple as offering cheaper rates for direct bookings. You need to work …

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Big Hospitality News: OTAs Must Stop Using Misleading Sales Tactics By 1 September

There’s big hospitality news about OTAs and what they’ll no longer be allowed to do come September 1. This week, the Competition and Markets Authority announced that it will force Booking.com, Hotels.com, Trivago, Agoda, Expedia, and Ebookers to stop misrepresenting rates and fees in their listings. As small hospitalities well know, OTAs like to mislead clients …

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What Changing Rate Parity Laws Mean For Your Hospitality

If you own a hospitality and work with an OTA, then rate parity clauses are your personal headache. They’re the sneaky agreements whereby OTAs make sure that you have to offer the same rate across all of your channels. That’s a problem! It means that you can’t easily convince your guests to book direct with …

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Short Term Rentals: Booking Makes New Updates To Entice Property Owners

After speaking to their partners, Booking.com have recently updated their website with a whole host of new features that can benefit short term rental owners. In an effort to woo these rentals away from AirBnB, these new features aim to make your experience a lot easier when using the website. These changes are announced at …

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Guest Booking Process - Step Five of the 5-step series

Guest Booking Process – Step Five Of The 5-Step Series

Let me show you how to boost your direct bookings! *This is THE FINAL STEP of the GUEST BOOKING PROCESS!** On this blog, we have been talking about the five steps of a guest’s booking process. In the last four posts, I covered PLAN, RESEARCH, DECIDE, and BOOKING. If you haven’t read these posts yet, …

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Guest Booking Process - Step Four Of The 5-Step Series

Guest Booking Process – Step Four Of The 5-Step Series

Learn how to boost your bookings! Step 4 is the most crucial step in the guest booking process yet. This is what Expedia and Booking.com have spent millions on. They’ve perfected this step over the years. It’s time for you to perfect it, too. Step 4: BOOKING It’s time to get the customer to book! …

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Guest Booking Process – Step One Of The 5-Step Series

Learn how to boost your bookings There are 5 steps to the guest booking process. I’m going to walk you through each one, starting with Step 1: PLAN. When you fully understand all five steps to the guest booking process, it will, in turn, help you understand how to increase your bookings. The OTAs understand …

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Podcast: Recap Of How To Increase Direct Bookings

Want to boost your direct bookings? CLICK HERE! Our final podcast is a short recap of the other five podcasts, covering what we talked about and what steps you can take to increase your direct bookings! Episode 1: Website In the first episode, we talked about how your website is the gateway to your property. …

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How To Stop Affiliate Websites From Ripping Off Your Guests

How To Stop Affiliate Websites From Ripping Off Your Guests

Guests will not be happy if you tell them what you charge per night and they realize they overpaid through an affiliate site online. Yes, it’s not your fault, but sometimes it’s hard for guests to understand that. It makes your life harder and is an issue you want to avoid. The problem: Travel agents and …

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