May 31, 2019

5 Guest House Marketing Tips to help Improve your Off Season Occupancy

The slow trickle of tourists and visitors during the low season is a real challenge to guest house owners. Let’s take a look at a few ways to help you boost your occupancy and make the most of the offseason. […]
April 26, 2019

Great News from Google!

Google Hotels – The next big thing! Our favourite search engine giant, Google, has quietly been experimenting with accommodation bookings and travel options that’s sure to have a massive effect on the travel industry. Their idea is to give online […]
March 25, 2019

How to get ready for the Google+ Shutdown

Google+ is shutting down for consumers. The official deletion date of the platform is, 2 April 2019. The reason for this course of action is due to a bug that exposed the user data of 52.5 million accounts. As a […]
November 13, 2018

Why does Google want my Website to be SSL secure?

Earlier this year Google issued information stating that they will mark all url’s not preceded by HTTPS as “not secure” in their Chrome browser, thus sites will risk losing valuable traffic by being marked as such. Bottom line is that […]
June 29, 2018

Handy tips on Increasing Occupancy during Off-Season

Every establishment has faced challenges during the off-season, when things are quieter and the steady stream of tourists holidaying on our shores slow down to a trickle. You’ve identified when your slow season is, but how do you fix it […]
January 31, 2018

How to promote your Guest House for Valentine’s Day

14 February provides a great chance for guest house owners to take advantage of the romantic buzz and create a helpful boost to bookings. Let’s dive in and take a look at how you can make this special day count. […]
November 21, 2017

An Easy Guide to Best Practice in Sustainable Tourism – Part One

Sustainable tourism has been defined by the World Tourism Organization as “satisfying current tourist and host community needs, while protecting and improving future opportunities. It is seen as a guide in managing all resources, in such a way that economic, […]
June 5, 2017

5 Reasons why your Guest House needs a Mobile friendly website?

With the staggering growth of smartphones and tablets, it has become essential for your Guest House website to be mobile friendly.  Travellers are constantly using their mobile devices, before and during their travels, making use of mobile apps like, Tripadvisor, AirBnB and […]
May 19, 2015

Introduction to Branding in the Hospitality Industry

It’s important to first clarify exactly what a brand is, how do we define it? A brand is a product, service, person, cause or organization with perceived intangible attributes, a product or service, which a customer perceives to have distinctive […]
May 19, 2015

How to Increase Direct Bookings through your establishment’s website

In today’s competitive hospitality industry, establishment owners are struggling to get direct bookings with online travel agencies (OTAs) taking such a large chunk of their business. Establishments – especially small establishments – need to have a multichannel digital marketing strategy […]
May 18, 2015

3 Free Ways to Capture Leads on Your Hotel, B&B, or Guest House Website

Hotel remarketing is the proactive way to get people who are interested in your hotel to return and make a direct booking. The effective way to remarket and do it for free is to allow your website visitors to opt-in […]