Secure login for travel agents and tour operators
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Secure login for travel agents and tour operators

If you regularly deal with travel agents or tour operators, you know that the management of their bookings can be very demanding. Agent phone calls and emails to provisionally block out dates, confirm or move bookings for their clients, can take up a lot of your time. A solution would be if agents could view availability for quotes and actually book in their clients, at...

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21 Apr 2013
Catering to Travellers – Part II
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Catering to Travellers – Part II

Our recent trip to Thailand provided some great insights from the other side of the industry. Instead of supplying the technology, we were using it. This week we highlight some things we felt differentiated our stay at particular guest houses or hotels; something that made us want to reward that hotel with a good review. Catering for all Nationalities We were astonished at the range...

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17 Apr 2013
Catering to Travellers – Part I
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Catering to Travellers – Part I

This blog was written by Neil Emerick after returning from Thailand on a quest to experience online travel-, accommodation- and outing-bookings. Neil & Theresa are co-founders of NightsBridge. The Challenge Recently, my wife and I took a trip to Thailand, which was quite splendid. However, with our Nightsbridge caps on we made it a rather different experience. The difference was we made absolutely no bookings...

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10 Apr 2013
What is a Mobile Site Anyway?
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What is a Mobile Site Anyway?

Your website is set up, looking great and is fully functional with a booking link to encourage online bookings. Well done! The hard work is over now, right? Mmmm not quite… What Does My Website Look Like on a Mobile Phone? Have you tried to access your stunning site from a mobile phone’s browser? Yes, it will definitely show up. But chances are it will:...

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14 Mar 2013
More Tips on Great Content
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More Tips on Great Content

As we discussed in our previous blog post, rich content is very important in all your online marketing efforts. With printed content you work on it once and leave it at that. Online content is more like a living, breathing sales person for your property. It is your job to make sure your ‘sales person’ is updated, polished and creates a great impression. Let’s discuss...

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12 Mar 2013
Why You Need Rich Content
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Why You Need Rich Content

“Content is not just king, it is the emperor of all things electronic” ~ Rupert Murdoch, 2010 It is becoming more and more important to have rich content (photographs, videos and text) available to a potential guest surfing the net. The online world is changing so fast that one of these days a guest will choose between you and your competitor only based on what...

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06 Mar 2013
International Trend Predictions
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International Trend Predictions

There have been a few international articles since the beginning of the year about the most important concepts in hospitality and tourism. Let’s have a look at some of the predictions for 2013: Quality over Quantity Studies show the 2013 traveller would rather save up for one special experience than go on more than one cheaper trip closer to home. Which could lead to more...

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22 Feb 2013
Earn Commission through Providing Your Guests with Activity Options
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Earn Commission through Providing Your Guests with Activity Options

Guests checking into your establishment will most certainly also be looking for a fun activity to do in your area while they’re there. As always, NightsBridge makes your life easier by giving your guest a chance to book things to do straight after their confirmed booking with you. All in one easy step with all bookings and availability online. The best part of it – you EARN...

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31 Jan 2013
Automatic Guest Review Requests
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Automatic Guest Review Requests

We previously discussed the importance of guest reviews and also how to respond to negative feedback. If you are dedicated to putting time and effort into requesting reviews and monitoring the feedback, it could possibly result in a lot more business for your establishment. Unfortunately it takes up quite a bit of time to keep track of which guest left when, and establishments sometimes forget to...

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04 Jan 2013
The A-Z of Marketing Your Property – Part II
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The A-Z of Marketing Your Property – Part II

Last week we handled the A to K of marketing, this week we’re back with L to Z to complete the list of 24 great ideas to market your establishment. LinkedIn One of the world’s best social and business networks with more of an emphasis on business. Visit www.linkedin.com, register and see the impact networking can have on your business. Maps The good news is Google...

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14 Nov 2012
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