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, […]
November 2, 2017

What is Sustainable Tourism and Why is it Important?

The words “sustainable” and “responsible” have become buzzwords in tourism in recent years, right up there with “eco-friendly”, as the newest thing to strive to for all in the travel business. But what is sustainable tourism and why should we […]
September 27, 2017

27 Reasons To Visit South Africa

In celebration of World Tourism Day, we’ve compiled 27  reasons to visit South Africa. Looking at our list of touristy favourites we hope that these are also reasons to be more protective of our fragile ecosystem, more creative and committed […]
August 17, 2017

Why POPI is Important to your Guest House?

POPI refers to South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act. This newly introduced Law regulates the Processing of Personal Information and applies to your business. The Act was signed into law in November 2013 and formally introduced in February 2017. […]
August 3, 2017

How to Manage your Online Reviews and why it’s Important

If you are getting started with a strategy for receiving and managing online reviews and guest feedback, first on your list should be the world’s biggest travel site: TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor has become an important resource for travelers as well as […]
July 10, 2017

Do Hotel Rating Schemes still hold Value?

Is the hotel rating system something of the past? We tend to think so. The inspection and classification of lodging facilities emerged in the early 20th century. However, the seismic change in the global hospitality industry over the last two […]
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 […]