Colin Cornwall

Blog posts by Colin:

How can I market my holiday let to families?

In 2018, more than half of Britons decided on a staycation for their summer holiday. Whether this was to save money or just to enjoy the gorgeous weather we had last year, who knows! But with 57% of holiday makers staying at home, it would be a shame to miss out on this opportunity!

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2019 Travel Trends

We know…it’s not even Christmas yet and we’re already talking about 2019! Your customers may already be booking holidays for next year, and it’s important to know if your rental offers the quirks people are looking for and if not, how could you add them? Let’s run through our top 5 travel trends for 2019!

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Choosing a payment gateway

Picking a payment gateway can be confusing and knowing which one to choose can become stressful! We’ve compared some of the most popular payment gateways to help make your decision easier.

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How can I improve SEO for my holiday let?

When people are searching for somewhere to stay, they will probably do one of two things; go to a website they already know, or ‘Google it’. If they choose the latter, how can you ensure your website appears when they are searching?  As well as crafting enticing copy for your website, you also need to start considering the ‘keywords’ that travellers may be using when they search; ‘self-catering property Cornwall’ or ‘Cottages in Norfolk’ for example.

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Holiday let cleaning checklist for a spotless stay

For many people travelling, and hosts alike, cleanliness is one of the top considerations. For guests, a dirty home or room can ruin holiday as soon as they step over the front door, and for hosts, it can ruin their reputation. Whether you do all the cleaning yourself or you have a team to help, it’s important to structure your cleaning schedule and tackle big cleaning tasks with a clear plan in mind.

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Meet Bookalet at the Bookability Conference

Visit England are running a Bookability Confence/Exhibition in Ashford, Kent on Tuesday 28th February and bookalet are pleased to announce we will be attending and exhibiting. The event will help self catering businesses and campsites to maximise their online presences and in particular, explore the benefits of using an online booking system.

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Last Minute Christmas Cottages

Here's just a few cottages with last minute availability for Christmas 2016. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat in rural Cornwall or spectacular views over Loch Awe, this might just be the perfect getaway for you.

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HomeAway Added to Channel Management

Keep those calendars synchronised! We're pleased to announce The HomeAway group have now been added to our Channel Management application. Once activated on your Gold or Agent bookalet account, every time an enquiry is made, or a booking processed, your HomeAway calendar is automatically updated.

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