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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New Date Range Search

Add a date range search which delivers a summary of properties available. The page displays a picture of the property along with a brief description. Guests can then click to book immediately or be directed to a page on your website with more property details. Agent account only.

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Editable Customer List

By popular demand, bookalet now allows customer detailed to be edited in the Booking Detail page. This improves productivity by enabling quick updates to be made from within the main working page.

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Calendar Synchronisation with Independent Cottages

Bookalet is pleased to announce a new agreement with the holiday homes portal, Independent Cottages. Owners using the bookalet.co.uk Gold system will now be able to automatically update their calendars on the Independent Cottages website.

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New Agent Search

We are pleased to announce a new Agent search facility that allows the user to filter properties by various search criteria prior ro any properties being displayed.

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Extended View Calendar

The multi property calendar now has an option to display a full month's availability. This option is wider than the original form and allows guests to get a much better picture of available dates.

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