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Facebook Live: How to use it to your advantage

As you know, I am currently living Bali for 6 months. One of the things I have noticed whilst being here is how popular Facebook Live in Asia is. Facebook Live Video is another great marketing tool for reaching future guests on Facebook. Live videos have priority on news feeds allowing you to appear above …

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Instagram Captions To Supercharge Your Hospitality’s Online Engagement

It’s the 21st century. You’ve got to reach your potential guests on social media or you may not reach them at all. People who like to travel also like to hang out on Instagram watching influencers and looking for the next great stay. That’s why your hospitality’s online engagement is critical, especially on Instagram. Your …

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AirBnB Commission Changes: How They Will Affect You in 2019?

After plenty of speculation, AirBnB are now rolling out their commission changes. You can now opt to charge guests a service fee of up to 20%, with 3% coming out of your rate – or build the rate into your price. This means that guests will not be charged the “service charge”, however, you will …

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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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Influencer Marketing for Hospitality Brands: What You Should Look Out For

Influencer marketing is an excellent way to gain more direct bookings. By working with influencers, you can tap into audiences before they’ve even started searching for accommodation. With content available in just about every niche going, finding the right individual to work with has never been easier. Influencers are often cheaper than other forms of …

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Google My Business Listings: How to optimize them to improve bookings

Google My Business Listings are a fantastic tool for driving more business to your property. They act as the front window for your business on Google. Aside from the information you put in, they also display reviews and allow guests to book directly from the search engine. If you haven’t already claimed your Google My …

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The Pros And Cons Of Booking Engines According to Hospitality Owners

As we roll into 2019, many of you are probably looking at some big changes. Maybe you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions. Mine is to help all Boostly Academy members bring in £1million in direct bookings. Do you have any? Maybe one might be to look at a new Property Management System.  Maybe you already …

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