Spring-clean your Website
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Spring-clean your Website

While bookings from your online travel agents might be the mainstay for your business, nothing beats a commission-free direct booking from your own site. At your B&B, we know you weed the garden and maintain the building to make the best impression to guests. Do the same for your website to increase direct bookings! Update your photos if they’re looking a bit old and tired...

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10 Oct 2016
Proof that you can lose out due to bad photography.
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Proof that you can lose out due to bad photography.

Our most important marketing tip? Get good, professional photographs for your website and listings.  Photos are even more important than reviews when it comes to a guest’s decision whether to book or not. The results of a recent survey done by Eviivo, proved that 82% of British guests are put off by bad photos. Furthermore, 1 in 3 believe a bad photo means they can...

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23 Sep 2016
Let NightsBridge update your AirBnB calendar
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Let NightsBridge update your AirBnB calendar

AirBnB is the new accommodation booking sensation. It’s caused a worldwide buzz with the concept of sharing your spare room with travellers. Of course, it is also listing B&B and guesthouse rooms and many of our clients figured out they could list on the popular site, even before AirBnB’s official launch in South Africa last year. It’s free to sign up and list your space....

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21 Apr 2016
TripAdvisor Reviews directly on your Booking Engine
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TripAdvisor Reviews directly on your Booking Engine

NightsBridge now brings you a way to show off your TripAdvisor Reviews directly on your NightsBridge booking form. Through our special partnership with TripAdvisor, NightsBridge is able to show your reviews in a tab on your booking engine, without the site visitor needing to click out to TripAdvisor. This means you will not lose any direct business from your booking form, while being able to...

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07 Apr 2016
Take your business with you.
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Take your business with you.

Introducing our new smartphone apps. It’s the easy way to see which rooms are free, add new bookings, check arrivals and read booking notes. Download it from the iStore or Google Play store today. Changes made on the phone will immediately update all your web channels and reflect on the Owner’s Login (Webview). Synch when you get home to see the same information in your...

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07 Apr 2016
In Your Shoes – We Visit Ocean View House
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In Your Shoes – We Visit Ocean View House

“Sore feet!” was Ali’s answer when asked what she brought back from experiencing a day in the life of a guest house manager. During her visit she learnt about choosing target markets, making sure guests are happy and comfortable, and encouraging them to tell the world about it on TripAdvisor. Identify Your Target Market “A great tip that I was able to bring back is...

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09 Apr 2014
Aim and shoot: Photography tips for B&B and Guest House owners
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Aim and shoot: Photography tips for B&B and Guest House owners

In a repost of a Springnest blog article, we take a look at how you can show off your property best through taking the right photographs. Having good quality photographs of your establishment is a key ingredient for online marketing success. Your photographs can mean the difference between winning loyal customers or losing bookings. While it’s recommended to invest in a professional portfolio of photographs,...

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18 Mar 2014
Scam Alert Case 3: Please Refund Me
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Scam Alert Case 3: Please Refund Me

Just a note on some warning signals if clients repeatedly make changes to their bookings and request a payout or ‘credit’ for the difference. One of our clients reported a booking made for 8 days, where after the guest started to make changes to it and requesting cash payouts for the difference. He would, for instance, change the original amount of days and ask for...

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20 Feb 2014
Scam Alert! Case 2: The Rocking Robbers
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Scam Alert! Case 2: The Rocking Robbers

One of our West Coast properties recently told us how they were robbed of valuables by seemingly ‘important’ musicians. “We had a gent who phoned us, acting as the manager for two gentlemen flying down from Jo’burg. They paid by credit card before arrival, and were dropped off by a ‘chauffeur’ who would later return to collect them again for a ‘gig’. They did not...

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12 Feb 2014
Scam Alert! Case 1: The Package Delivery
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Scam Alert! Case 1: The Package Delivery

We asked our clients to share some stories on scams they came across. The purpose of this is to create a forum where we can make each other aware of what is happening and what the latest modus operandi is. Please feel free to also send your submission to info@nightsbridge.co.za – we will be publishing a new story regularly. Today we look at how a...

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20 Jan 2014
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