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  • What is Google Search Console? - What is Google Search Console? Two illustrated people talking and pointing at a chart with a magnifying glass and a cog.

    A guide to using google search console.

    A brief guide to using the Google Search Console and how it can help you attract more guests. It's free to use and can yield big results.

  • How to attract guests for Valentine’s Day - Wondering how to attract guests this Valentine’s Day? We have various tips to help you attract more guests to your holiday home this Valentine’s Day!

    How to attract guests for Valentine’s Day

    The Valentine's period often creates a surge of demand. What techniques are best for attracting optimum bookings?

  • What is Book Direct for holiday rentals - Answering the question of what is Book Direct for holiday rentals and self catering properties.

    What is Book Direct for holiday rentals

    5 mins read

    Discover our insight into 'Book Direct' for holiday rentals, given in the interview with Damian Sheridan of the Book Direct Show.

  • How to attract guests to your holiday home this Christmas - Tips for attracting your guests to your holiday home in time for Christmas

    How to attract Christmas guests to your holiday home

    Christmas is a peak time for attracting bookings. So what are the strategies for attracting profitable bookings to your properties?

  • 3 tips to increase direct bookings in holiday homes - Top tips to support your self-catering business strategy in increasing direct bookings

    3 Tips to increase Direct Bookings

    We pulled together 3 great tips to help you increase your direct bookings and shared them with Damian Sheridan of the Book Direct Show.

  • The importance of password security - Tips and guidance on the importance of password security.

    A guide to password security

    Passwords are the first line of defense against fraudulent attackers on your holiday rentals business. Learn what actions to take now.

  • Prevent bad guests booking holidays with you - Tips and guidance to deter bad guests from booking their holidays in your rental home

    Prevent bad guests booking holidays with you

    Preventing bad guests can be a struggle but with this blog, we hope to change that in 4 easy steps.

  • Holiday booking trends for holiday rentals - Analysis of holiday bookings, for 2021, 2022 and 2023 trends for holiday rentals

    Holiday booking trends for holiday rentals

    Holiday trends are ever-changing. Keep up with these trends to know more about how this could affect your bookings.

  • Flexible Automated Emails for holiday homes - Using Flexible Automated Emails helps property managers with holiday homes to build strong guest relationships.

    Flexible Automated Emails for Holiday Homes

    Why should you use Automated Emails? We cover 11 ways that Automated Emails will help your business, and guide you on how to get started.

  • 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

    Find out why so many property managers are moving to attract direct booking through their own websites.

  • 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

    It is crucial that property managers attract website bookings; but how do you do it? Check out 5 tips to help you attract more bookings.

  • 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

    Making your brand inclusive is a great way to attract more guests and give them the opportunity to book with your business.

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

    Automating Emails

    Spending too much time sending emails? Our automated email marketing feature saves you time to focus on other areas of your business.

  • 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

    Find out the story behind the success of Anna Morris of The Edinburgh Address and Adore Scotland.

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