A channel manager can be a great way to distribute your properties across the web. Knowing what a channel manager is and what it does would be a good place to start! A channel manager is a way that certain information about your property is synced across multiple places. For example, to avoid double bookings, a channel manager would sync the calendars. This means that if you were to get a booking on say HomeAway, it would update this information across AirBnB, TripAdvisor and every other website your property is listed to ensure that you do not get double bookings. […]
This is a good question and something which should be taken seriously. Web presence is an investment, but it will pay off for your brand. Having a web presence for your property enables your customers to connect with you directly. Channels such as AirBnB, TripAdvisor and HomeAway are great for getting bookings but they all take fees. If your customers can book directly with you and ask you questions directly they will have a great experience. Providing a great experience for customers will increase the chance of repeat bookings and establishing your business in the long term. Learning why web […]
Increase Your Marketing Reach
You are probably thinking, my resort runs as a resort and doesn’t need to be marketed on channels which are traditionally popular with vacation rentals and short term properties. Well sure, if you are managing to fill your properties then why bother fixing what isn’t broken. If you do however have such things as beach bungalows or unique properties which are often not full during the busy periods or even more importantly the low season then looking at these channels can be super interesting for you.
One thing that listing on all of these different sites does for […]