Guest blog by our integration partner RoomPriceGenie
The robots are coming! They’re taking over! No job is safe!
That’s the hype we keep hearing, and revenue-management software companies definitely want you to believe that a computer is better than a human. But is it true?
Advertising your properties on the right vacation rental sites will give you visibility to generate new bookings for your business. Choosing which listing site to advertise your property on is one of the most difficult choices. In a series of articles we will introduce the main vacation rental market places starting with HomeAway/VRBO.
If you are not yet on HomeAway/VRBO or you currently manage your HomeAway/VBRO listings manually you can use our XML integration to publish your listings, automatically import bookings, update photos, prices and descriptions directly from Beds24.
You might have heard of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), a new rule coming into effect on September 14, 2019 in Europe as part of PSD2 regulation.
The new regulations will make it difficult for EU businesses to process card payments unless they have undergone 2-factor authentication by the card holder.
This means simply having the card details alone will no longer be an effective booking guarantee.
Meta search engines make it easy for price conscious guest to find the best price for what they want to book by comparing prices of various providers in one place with the option to instantly book the best offer.
Since meta search engines are getting more and more popular with travellers they can be considered not just a trend but an increasingly relevant distribution channel.
Google Hotel Ads allows hoteliers to showcase their hotel via adverts across desktops, tablets, and mobile devices on Google. Guests actively seaching for accommodation on Google Search or Google Maps will be shown ads through which they can book directly with the hotel.
How can small hotels and B&Bs use Google Hotel Ads?
Key to direct bookings is a powerful and easy to use booking engine on your web site which is clear fast and simple to use. The functionality of the system you choose will have a direct impact on your direct bookings. These are our tips to maximise your direct bookings: