Ross Hugo

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Spring 2019 Newsletter

Life has been pretty hectic here in the Bedford office as the number of owners using the system continues to climb. Emily, our latest recruit, has settled in really well; no doubt many of you have already spoken with her on the phone. The development team have been beavering away on some quite large developments but in between they have also managed to complete a number of minor improvements requested by our user base.

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Business Award Finalists

We're delighted to have been selected as finalists for the Bedford Business of the Year awards. Big black tie bash at the Park Inn this coming Thursday. :-)

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Hi and welcome to the Spring edition of the bookalet newsletter. As usual, the team have been beavering away adding new features to the bookalet system. Here are just a few of the highlights we hope will make your lives a little easier:

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Christmas 2017 Newsletter

As Christmas approaches, I thought it would be a good time to send out our quarterly newsletter. Please find below a few thoughts we hope will be of interest:

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Bookalet Autumn Newsletter

Hi and welcome to the Autumn edition of the bookalet newsletter. Apologies for missing the Summer edition but I had a little motor cycle accident which laid me low for a couple of months! I’m pleased to report everything is now on the mend. I trust you all had a busy and profitable summer and now looking forward to the challenges ahead? Here are some of the things we’ve been working on to help make life a little easier for you:

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Bookalet Spring Newsletter 2017

Hi and welcome to the Spring edition of the bookalet newsletter. It might still be raining but the daffodils were definitely in blossom this morning as I was out walking the dogs! We've had a really busy six months here at bookalet, with some exciting new product developments, a additional member of staff and attendance at some selected exhibitions as we strive to spread the word. Here are some of the highlights:

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Bookalet Summer 2016 Newsletter

Hi and welcome to the Summer edition of the bookalet newsletter. We've not been in touch for a while so I thought it a good time to update you on some of the developments here at bookalet. As ever, it's been a busy 3 months but we've managed to keep up with the ever increasing demand for the bookalet system and to have developed some groovy new features along the way:

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Bookalet Newsletter Spring 2016

Hi and a big welcome to the Spring edition of the bookalet newsletter. We haven’t communicated for a while so we thought it about time we told you about all the new stuff we’ve been working on to make life a little easier for you.

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Five Great Locations for Your Holiday Home

Recent years have seen the inexorable rise of the staycation with many families ignoring the foreign package holiday and choosing to rediscover the joys of the UK countryside. This, in turn, has presented a number of opportunities for people to invest in second homes to both supplement their income and to provide a holiday bolt hole of their own. Add into the mix the bad publicity over pensions and the ever decreasing interest rates on saving accounts and the attraction becomes obvious. With the ability to return up to 10% net profit, quality holiday homes are in demand. But where should one buy?

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What are the prospects in 2015 for holiday home owners?

According to one leading letting agency in the South West, holiday home owners could enjoy a bumper year ahead in 2015, especially if they stay aware of what the trends are that drive rentals of villas, homes and cottages. Early indications are that bookings are already up by 15% on last year's figures and that news will be very welcome indeed. So what are the key areas identified by the letting agency Classic Cottages in its quarterly review of the tourism industry?

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Editable Notes

By popular demand, we have now made it possible to edit notes in the main Booking Detail page. These notes are originally added when the guest or owner adds a booking. The administrator can now modify these notes, which is particularly useful to inform the housekeeper of any special requirements the guest has requested.

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New Responsive Booking Form For Mobile

We are pleased to announce the addition of a responsive calendar/booking form optimised for use with mobile phones and tablets. The single month form is now fully responsive and suitable for use with the majority of phones and tablets.

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Mini Search Form

The Mini Search Form allows Agents to add a filterable search form in a side navigation bar. This in turn, pops a new window to deliver the search results. Results are in the format of a brief description of each property and a thumbnail photo.

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New Date Range Search

Add a date range search which delivers a summary of properties available. The page displays a picture of the property along with a brief description. Guests can then click to book immediately or be directed to a page on your website with more property details. Agent account only.

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