Click on ‘Get in Touch’ above and complete the form with your contact details. Or you can call us on +44 (0)208 133 2960 between 9am and 5pm GMT, Monday to Friday.
Receive an email from one of our Partnership Managers about how to set up your account.
Log in to our easy-to-use Back Office system and add information and photos of your B&B, plus room rates and availability, to your profile.
Submit your account for approval. One of our experienced Editorial Team will review it. Now you’re online, and ready to receive reservations!
The moment your account is approved, it will appear on our website and you can start to take online reservations. All you need to do is manage your own rooms by keeping up to date with rates and availability.
When you set up your account, simply add all the information for each room you wish to advertise with us in the Back Office. You can write a description of the room, list each facility and add photos. All this is managed by you – you set your own cancellation policies and terms of occupancy. There’s no need to be restricted by us!
You can update the information at any time, too. The most important thing is to make sure you have added the rates and availability of each room before you submit your account for approval. Once it’s approved by our experienced team, all the information will appear directly and immediately on our website.
Guests can book your rooms directly on our website. We charge a 15% deposit to secure the rooms and this is our commission for each booking we generate for you. The guests will pay the remainder to you when they arrive at your B&B.
Your availability information will automatically update when bookings are made. You will also receive booking confirmations by email which will contain all the guests’ details. You can use this information to contact your guests to say hello, preauthorise any payments, or give them additional information about your B&B.
Why is online booking important?
The online travel industry is booming. As more and more accommodation providers start selling online, you need to keep up to date with these trends in order to stay competitive and increase your occupancy rates.
Here are some interesting facts about the online travel industry:
22.2 million UK travellers use search engines when planning travel arrangements. 52% of these people are looking for hotels and accommodation.
Half of all UK travel is booked online.
The European online travel market is expected to grow 10% in 2011.
1. Travel Industry & Trends Research, Google, September 2010
2. The Connected Kingdom, The Boston Consulting Group, October 2010
3. PhoCusWright European Online Travel Overview, November 2010