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Great news for those wanting to take more direct commission-free bookings, as Facebook now has a function where you can add a BOOK NOW button that can link straight to your own website’s booking page. All you need is a Facebook page for your property and a website with the ability to take online bookings, and you are good to go! How do I add this button? Go to your Facebook page cover photo and

With so much competition out there, it’s so important to make sure that your accommodation stands out, whether that’s your online presence or when the guests are staying with you. We asked independent hosts and hoteliers to give us some tips on what they do to make sure their business stand out, and here’s what they told us:   It’s all about those great reviews “Encourage guests who have enjoyed their stay to leave feedback.

With the increasing popularity of sheep as domesticated pets, more and more independent hotels, B&B’s and Inns are now letting fluffy sheep into their accommodation to stay for a bit of a break. So why sheep? This may come as a bit of a shock, but sheep have actually just become the 3rd most popular pet in the UK, overtaking Rabbits and Goldfish in the process, and rapidly closing on dogs and cats! This trend

We’ve gone slightly marmalade mad in the office this month! This year we become proud sponsors of the best B&B preserve award at The World Marmalade Awards! So we went to Penrith, Cumbria to impressive Dalemain Mansion to speak to the judges before the awards to not only find out what makes an excellent marmalade but to see what these kinds of events can do to boost the tourism and businesses of the town. Find

While the sun is still being a little shy, we are all too aware that that soon the warm summer days will be upon us. And we know that this means you’re probably already thinking about your busy summer season.  And we know that many hotels and B&Bs like to use the spring months to give their property a refresh. But all these updates can be expensive for a small business and every penny counts! So,