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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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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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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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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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 Bookings

We are very pleased to announce that Gold and Agent account holders can now edit existing bookings. Change arrival and departure dates, add discounts or apply extras. The choice is yours!

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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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