Stripe SCA update

If you're using Stripe to process online payments, you have probably received numerous emails and notifications from Stripe about their upcoming changes. No need to worry, Bookalet have completed Stripes new SCA integration.

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How to Go Above and Beyond for your Guests

What makes holiday rentals so popular is the sense of an experience. Your guests aren't just booking a room to sleep in, they are looking for a home away from home. Here are our tips on how to go that extra mile to make your guests both comfortable and spoilt.

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How to Make Sure Your Holiday Rental Is Child-Friendly

Make your family guests feel reassured by confirming that your holiday rental property is completely child-friendly. Bookalet have created a helpful guide on what to check, but remember that every property is unique and will each have individual risks. Here are some of the most common.

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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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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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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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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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