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Deliver a guest experience your parents would be proud of

I don’t care how old you are, or how young you are, you still look to make your parents and family proud of you.  It’s human nature, so use that burning desire to treat each and every guest like family. Let’s take a look at what happens with your guest experience from the moment that booking is received. Firstly when...
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How To Build A Remote Team For Your Holiday Lets Agency

If you don’t embrace home working and virtual teams, you risk your holiday lets business becoming unsustainable. I want to help you grow your holiday lets agency by becoming more agile, more streamlined and more flexible in your approach to business. Do you really need an office?  Or Do you really need a larger office?   Do you really need a...
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Growth or Profit – What is more sustainable?

What a great question to pose during these difficult times, The short term rental market is flooded with ‘Venture Capital’ where privately funded companies raise millions upon millions. With one goal to gain market share as quickly and efficiently as possible, a growth driven venture capital backed company has no qualms in losing huge sums of money due to the...
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Short-Term Holiday Let Legislation UK

Private Short Term Rental or Holiday Let? What’s the difference? A surprising number within the travel industry do not know the difference between a private short-term rental and a holiday let. And it’s not surprising – they are very similar! Therefore, before we delve into short-term holiday let legislation, we thought we’d outline the key differences as different legislation applies...
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Holiday Rental Bookings: How To Deal With Bad Reviews

It doesn’t matter how long you have been working in the holiday rental business, the importance of reviews has always been prevalent – and this has only increased since the dawn of the digital age. In fact, a Phocuswright study reported that, “53% (of guests) won’t commit to a booking until they read reviews” Furthermore, an astounding 80% of TripAdvisor...
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14 Conversion Tips For Getting More Online Bookings

Visitors go through a series of stages when they’re planning on booking a holiday, and your holiday lettings need to become the ultimate solution. These ‘customer journey’ stages include the following: Awareness, Consideration, Purchase, and Delight. Passing through these stages, people change from ‘visitors’ (simply browsing) to ‘leads’ (expressing an interest) to ‘customers’ (using your services) to advocates (telling others...
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Is Your Holiday Management Website Mobile Friendly?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few years, it is a fairly common knowledge that having a mobile-friendly website can be the difference between staying ahead of the competition or falling behind. It was back in 2015 that Google reported that mobile had overtaken desktop for search queries and that figure is now likely above 60%....
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Could business travellers boost revenue?

The business travel has evolved in the last few years with companies choosing to use services such as Airbnb and HomeAway to book business trips with. Work patterns have changed and  some business travellers like to extend business stays to include time to explore the location they are based. Are any of your vacation rental properties in urban areas or...
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The benefits of a long term rental

Renting a holiday home on a short term basis is usually seen as the most profitable and suited  option. But is it worth considering long term rental? Below we have listed four benefits associated with long term holiday rentals. A Steady Revenue Stream Property owners can apply higher nightly or weekly rental rates in short term lets to offset low occupancy...
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How To Get More TripAdvisor Love | Holiday Lettings Advice

Benefits of listing your holiday letting on Tripadvisor Tripadvisor is one of the best ways to increase the visibility and awareness of your holiday rentals. TripAdvisor is one of (if not the!) world’s largest travel site, and is used by approximately 340 million travelers per month. Listing your holiday lettings on TripAdvisor is a quick way to achieve a global...
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How To Write An Awesome Holiday Rental Description For SEO

What is SEO? Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) a highly diverse process. Whilst each industry will have different methods to try and appear at the top of search engine listings, the basics of SEO are essentially the same; optimising the content, design and architecture of your website so that Google will love you, and more people will find you as a...
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Are you ready to start hiring staff?

Once your business has got far enough off the ground, it is natural to start thinking about hiring staff. Having more people around is a sure fire way to make jobs easier, and to accomplish your tasks quicker. However, there are things you need to consider first. There are a number of steps to the recruitment process that too few...
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Learning from 2017 to prepare for 2018: A Holiday Rentals Guide

2017 was a fascinating and exciting year for the holiday rental industry. Whilst 2016 was indisputably turbulent, 2017 seemed to be a year of innovation and adapting to change. In this guide we have compiled some key takeaways from 2017 for the holiday rental industry, and how you can use them to prepare your business for the year ahead: Key...
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Awesome Ways To Use UGC For Your Vacation Rental Business

User generated content (UGC) is any form of content created by unpaid consumers, for example, renters, that is made available to other users or potential users of a service. Think reviews, video, blogs, images, social media, gifs, memes, etc. Why is UGC useful? For starters, 69% of people trust UGC over brand-created images – reviews, comments and the like from...
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7 Secrets To Achieving A Top Converting Holiday Rental Website

Even if your holiday rental website is receiving an impressive amount of traffic, how do you ensure your customers are converting? Whatever your desired conversion – whether it be making a holiday booking, downloading a resource, or making an enquiry – you need to have a succinct and clear set of steps to turn your visitors into leads and customers....
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Setting your rental rates for 2018

The holiday rental business is an extremely competitive industry. Not only is it necessary to be aware of the predominant rental rates, but there are a host of other variables to address. Let us quickly outline a well-informed approach so that you can be prepared in advance for the coming year. Becoming Aware of Aggregate Business Costs First we should...
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Becoming VAT Registered the Ins & Outs

Becoming VAT registered can be a daunting task, business in the UK who have an annual income exceeding £85,000 should be registered. While companies whose annual income does not exceed this threshold have no legal obligation to pay value-added-tax, they can apply for voluntarily VAT registration. What are the benefits of registering for value-added-tax? Increased Productivity and Profitability Getting VAT registered helps both...
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