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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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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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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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Chat Apps: How to get ahead of the curve

Chat apps are a growing space for marketers, and the opportunities for hospitality businesses are endless. Particularly popular with younger customers, they allow you unique opportunities to communicate with guests and market your business. Here are just some of the ways using chat apps can help you increase bookings and improve guest experience. Communicate directly …

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Facebook Messenger Chatbots Can Help Your Business Thrive in 2019

Chatbots are a new way for businesses to communicate with their customers in real time. According to Forbes Magazine, millennials, in particular, are more likely to use a service if the business has a chatbot – with 55% of them saying they react more positively to a business that uses them. They work by providing …

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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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Google Rich Snippets will show extra information about your hospitality business to increase direct bookings

Google Rich Snippets: How They Will Boost Your Hospitality Bookings

Google Rich Snippets are the little pieces of information that appear under the link on Google search results. These snippets can be used to display review scores and star ratings. By including these, you can help make your website stand out from the crowd. This can increase direct bookings and make your website work harder. …

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Use a great property management system to streamline your hospitality business

Property Management Systems: The Top 5 Best for Small Hospitality Businesses

You want a great property management system (PMS) to help make your hospitality business run smoothly. A PMS is a platform that allows hospitality businesses to manage a number of aspects of their service, including reception desks, reservations, check-ins and rates, in one easy-to-use system. These pieces of software make managing reservations quicker and more …

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