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...

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10 Oct 2016
How bad photography costs you
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How bad photography costs you

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 are fascinating and show how essential photography is....

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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, even before AirBnB’s official launch in South Africa...

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21 Apr 2016
Direct bookings from your website
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Direct bookings from your website

Following our previous blog, we are looking into ways to turn these lookers into bookers. OTAs (online travel agencies) allow for a quick and easy way to book accommodation online. They offer you international exposure and 20% of their visitors also look at your direct website before making a reservation....

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07 Apr 2016
Industry insights from Ocean View House
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Industry insights from 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....

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09 Apr 2014
Photography tips for B&B and Guest House owners
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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...

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18 Mar 2014
Scam Alert! Please refund me
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Scam Alert! 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...

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20 Feb 2014
Scam Alert! Suspicious short notice bookings
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Scam Alert! Suspicious short notice bookings

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...

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12 Feb 2014
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