Posts Categorized: Online Booking System

Bitcoin Payments for Hotel Bookings

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The digital currency Bitcoin is growing in popularity. A few days ago Expedia was the first mayor online travel agency to announce they accept Bitcoin transactions. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a decentralized virtual currency introduced as open-source software in 2009. Payments work peer-to-peer without a central repository or single administrator. According to the Wall… Read more »

Commission Free Online Bookings Without Your Own Website

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You don’t need your own website to accept online bookings. Check out these two easy options to sell online without paying commission: Use Your Booking Page as Website The design and the content of Beds24’s booking page is fully customisable. You can add custom content to use it as a stand-alone web presence. Add pictures… Read more »

Cancellation Policies for Accommodation Businesses

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Cancellations are always unpleasant for the host but often also for the guest. Most hosts have a cancellation policy. Which strategy is used can make a big difference in terms of guest relations and revenue management. Common strategies are: No Cancellation No matter when or why the guest cancels the full price of the booking… Read more »

Hotel Reputation – How to Create a Positive Memory

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 I have had many nice restaurant meals but one experience a couple of years ago keeps coming back to my mind. The food was good, the place nice but really not much better than many other places I have been to since. Different was what  happened at the end. After we had payed we were… Read more »

Online Bookings for Booking Agents and Booking Portals

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A web site is often the first contact point a guest has when looking for accommodation. Most people do not spend the time sending out enquiries. They expect to see if the room or lodging they are interested in is available while they are searching. Agents who don’t show availability on their website risk losing… Read more »

Happy New Year!
These are the Hotel Online Marketing Trends 2013

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The general outlook for the tourism industry is still positive. However, The World Travel and Tourism Council  thinks that the change in economic outlooks suggest a potential weakening of Travel & Tourism growth in 2013 in Europe and parts of Asia. The key hotel online marketing trends 2013 might help you to stay on top…