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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Tips for Last Minute and Short Break Bookings

Over the last 18 months there’s been a definite trend towards both last minute and short break lets and as the first shoots of Spring surface, many people are looking to take advantage of the weather and book a short break holiday.

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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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Owner Commission Invoices

We are pleased to announce that bookalet Agent subscribers can now generate property owner invoices detailing the amount of commission due in any set period.

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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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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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