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  • Bookster named Premium Partner of TripAdvisor - Bookster has been selected as a Premium Partner of TripAdvisor.

    TripAdvisor and Bookster

    Read more about Booksters status as Premium Partner, thanks to the strength of the channel manager connection with TripAdvisor.

  • Why attract direct bookings to holiday rentals - Reasons why property managers attract direct bookings to holiday rental homes and cottages.

    Why attract Direct Bookings to holiday rentals

    Many self-catering and holiday let managers are turning away from OTAs or Listing Sites, in favour of attracting direct bookings. We review why this strategy is so popular, and what you can do to attract more direct bookings for your self-catering property.

  • 5 tips for more direct bookings in holiday rentals - 5 practical tips to support selfcatering managers and holiday rental property owners who want to attract more direct bookings through their own website

    5 tips for more direct bookings

    Attracting direct bookings needs more than just a website. Property managers must attract potential guests to their website. But how?

  • Top Tips for new self-catering businesses - Advice from Erin McBean and Nick Lyon of igloo on how to start a new self-catering business.

    Top tips for new self-catering businesses

    Erin McBean and Nick Lyon of igloo, talked us through their advice for launching a new holiday rentals business.

  • Building selfcatering brands through inclusivity - Damian Sheridan of Book Direct Network, Anne-Marie Barry of Guide Dogs, Victoria O'Connell of GoLightly, and Lyn Hetherington, volunteer for Guide Dogs will be joining Kelly Odor of Bookster, as we talk through building your self-catering brand through inclusivity.

    Building brands through inclusivity

    Damian Sheridan of Book Direct Network, Anne-Marie Barry of Guide Dogs, Victoria O'Connell of GoLightly, and Lyn Hetherington, volunteer for Guide Dogs joined Kelly Odor of Bookster, talking through building your self-catering brand through inclusivity.

  • Quick guide: Automating Emails - Automating emails for holiday home owners and vacation rental managers.

    Automating Emails

    Using the automation feature of the Email Marketing tool will save significant resources staying in touch with guests and contacts. Find out how this function works.

  • Webinar: Building a successful holiday rental brand - Anna Morris of award-winning The Edinburgh Address joins Kelly Odor of Bookster to talk over her experiences and advice for building a successful holiday rental brand.

    Building a holiday rental brand

    Anna Morris of the award-winning brand - The Edinburgh Address, revealed her experiences of launching 3 successful holiday rental brands.

  • [Webinar] Marketing to domestic travellers - A summary of the answers by Bookster for the BookingPal Webinar on Marketing to domestic travellers.

    Marketing to Domestic Guests

    Bookster participated in the Webinar by BookingPal, investigating options for marketing to domestic guests. Will this help your business?

  • Providing a personal service in vacation rentals with social distance - How to provide a first class personal service for guests in vacation rentals whilst respecting social distance

    Maintaining personal service

    Are you looking to reduce your social contact with guests, whilst providing excellent personal service? We investigate options to help.

  • Providing info to guests

    Providing information to guests

    We're slowly entering a new stage. Bookings are restarting. What information can we provide to guests to give them the confidence to book?

  • How to reduce vacation rental cancellations - How to reduce and manage cancellations in vacation rentals post COVID19

    How to reduce cancellations

    Reasons for cancellations in 2020 are different and it's important to deal with them differently too.

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