Industry News

Top 10 Tips on Taking Great Photos of your Property!

When advertising your property online, the photos you share are your chance to sell and show off how great it is! This can be quite an overwhelming task, so we at Bookalet have put together a guide on how to take these photos and make sure your property is looking its best in every shot.

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UK Holiday Trends

Due to a combination of poor exchange rates and uncertainty due to the impact of Brexit, it appears that staycations are on the rise in the UK. Great news if you rent out your holiday home!

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Marketing your holiday let to couples

Romantic holidays are a big market to get into. Taking a vacation together is important, it’s a step away from the stresses of day to day life. Giving couples a chance to rediscover one another. Whether they are looking at celebrating an anniversary or a birthday the idea would be to get away and spend this quality time together. These events give you a great opportunity to grab their attention and promote the romantic benefits of your property.

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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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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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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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