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Managing guest accommodation is a multifaceted business and can get complicated. Not only do you have to ensure a fantastic guest experience, but there is also all the work that goes on behind the scenes; cleaning, maintenance, preparation....as well as taking and managing bookings. It's more than a full-time job. That is why having a simple direct booking system on your website is beneficial to both you and your customers; saving time and taking away some of the stress - so you have more time to look after your guests! Here is how the HolidayFox booking widget can help your business.
If you're not taking direct bookings, you may be missing out to your competitors. Current research shows that accommodation websites that feature a booking engine make more sales. It makes sense: if you have someone looking for accommodation, who loves the look of your place and is ready to book - why wait? Giving guests autonomy and facilitating bookings at any time of day or night without needing your input is a sure step to securing more reservations.
Allowing guests to view your availability and book in real time means a higher conversion rate. In the fast-paced society we live in, people want the booking process to be fast and efficient. How many guests have left your website because they weren't able to book? How many guests may have lost interest after multiple emails back and forth? Time is money - for you and your customers. Allowing guests to see which dates are available gives them the opportunity to plan and decide on their arrangements based on those dates.
A one-off fee of only £20 per pitch (or accommodation type e.g. yurt or glamping hut) and a 4.9% commission charge thereafter; this is inclusive of the 2% Stripe pay-out fees.
NO membership fees, NO i-cal fees and NO other hidden charges.
Online payments are facilitated through Stripe - a payment portal that guests know and trust - at no additional cost. The total for your reservation is debited from your guest when they book and paid to you within 24 hours of the guest checking in. Should your guest cancel, you will receive the amount stipulated in your cancellation policy, which is 100% personalised to suit your business and can be set out clearly in whichever way you prefer to operate.
Joining HolidayFox means a wealth of benefits; we run one of the fastest growing listing platforms for outdoor accommodation in the UK. Your accommodation will be viewable to thousands of unique visitors each month. A listing on HolidayFox is included with your widget - at no extra cost - and our dedicated technology team will set up and create everything for you; you won't have to lift a finger.
If you are already listed across multiple platforms (Pitch up, Airbnb, Booking.com etc) - no problem! Using ical links we can synchronise with all your listings, which means you won't have to worry about double bookings and maintaining your calendars.
We value all our accommodation partners and place a high emphasis on customer service. With your HolidayFox Widget you will be assigned a personal account manager, who will be your direct contact at HolidayFox. Your account manager will support and assist you with any questions or concerns. We also have a customer service team, dedicated to ensuring that your reservations, cancellations and pay-outs run smoothly and efficiently.
Take your business to the next level with the HolidayFox booking widget. Attract guests and ensure a straightforward booking and cancellation process; talk to our highly skilled technical team today about installing a widget on your website. And if you don't have a website, well don't worry - we can do that too! If you feel our system could benefit your business, please contact us at [email protected] to get started.
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