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  Topic: Should getting & giving physical addresses be mandatory?
Pengman

Replies: 16
Views: 597

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:25 pm   Subject: Should getting & giving physical addresses be mandatory?
I’m surprised from the above comments that so many hosts are still concluding their bookings by post. I never post a thing. My guests have to book online and therefore have to agree to my Ts and Cs an ...
  Topic: Should getting & giving physical addresses be mandatory?
Pengman

Replies: 16
Views: 597

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:04 pm   Subject: Should getting & giving physical addresses be mandatory?
Asking for too much information means you could be not complying with the law.
https://www.visitbritain.org/business-advice/registration-and-data-protection


GDPR was foisted on the UK by the EU ...
  Topic: Should getting & giving physical addresses be mandatory?
Pengman

Replies: 16
Views: 597

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:46 pm   Subject: Should getting & giving physical addresses be mandatory?
We all enter into letting agreements every day. Usually you know who you're letting to, but do you ensure you have their physical addresses? Often you don't need them, but what if you're offering free ...
  Topic: Is anyone using Superhog?
Pengman

Replies: 0
Views: 239

PostForum: 
Managing your guests
   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:28 am   Subject: Is anyone using Superhog?
I recently came across Superhog (Superhost.com), not as a host but as a guest. Superhost claim to be building trust between hosts and guests, principally by requiring guests to prove their identity. H ...
  Topic: Two problems: Cleaning advice please
Pengman

Replies: 27
Views: 5860

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:58 pm   Subject: Two problems: Cleaning advice please
Anyone know if Bio Enzyme cleaners/stain removers work? One has been recommended to me by a friend who also runs a holiday let and swears by it. But she's been a vegetarian all her life so may be bein ...
  Topic: Tripadvisor/holidaylettings listing fee
Pengman

Replies: 8
Views: 1004

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:39 pm   Subject: Re: Tripadvisor/holidaylettings listing fee
...Our summer price is £2500 and they are adding another £350 on top which means it’s well beyond the reasonable pricing for the location and size of property. Because it’s variable between 3% and 20% ...
  Topic: Website review
Pengman

Replies: 9
Views: 2111

PostForum: 
Website reviews
   Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 7:52 pm   Subject: Website review
I just did a search on ‘Eviivo’ and found this post. Checking Ben G’s site, I notice he currently has the same issue with his booking page as we have with ours - the Eviivo booking calendar is current ...
  Topic: Where is everyone?
Pengman

Replies: 21
Views: 5569

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 10:17 am   Subject: Where is everyone?
I had one guest who booked a short spring break follwed a day later by a short autumn break. A few days later she booked another short break about 2 weeks after the first one. All have since been canc ...
  Topic: round of introductions
Pengman

Replies: 553
Views: 151641

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 2:22 pm   Subject: round of introductions
Hi AndrewH,

Looks like it's just the two of us. (zebedee popped his head round door but didn't say anything). It's odd - with the advent of Airbnb in 2008?, and other OTAs, one assumes there must b ...
  Topic: Where is everyone?
Pengman

Replies: 21
Views: 5569

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 2:02 pm   Subject: Where is everyone?
And no ones's tried to introduce themselves in the (sticky) 'round of introductions' for 4 years - until I did today that is. But the cafe seems dead - hello? hello? I feel so lonesome I could cry - ...
  Topic: Is the (sticky) 'round of introductions' maxed out?
Pengman

Replies: 0
Views: 1121

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 1:54 pm   Subject: Is the (sticky) 'round of introductions' maxed out?
I struggled today to introduce myself in the sticky 'round of introductions' in the cafe. I managed it, but it wasn't easy. I was the first person to intoduce himself there since September 2017, so wh ...
  Topic: round of introductions
Pengman

Replies: 553
Views: 151641

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 11:25 am   Subject: round of introductions
Doesn’t look like anyone’s popped into the cafe for 4 years now. Guess the paint’s peeling and the coffee’s cold - but if not, I’ll have a large Americano please. ‘White or Black?’ did you say? ‘No su ...
  Topic: Coronavirus - is it affecting your bookings?
Pengman

Replies: 112
Views: 22934

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Sun May 02, 2021 9:33 am   Subject: Coronavirus - is it affecting your bookings?
This post from early March 2020 got lots of replies over the next 2 months but none since. Yet as I write it’s had nearly 20k views over the past 14 months (I suspect most of them in the spring and su ...
  Topic: SEO and Click Thru Rates
Pengman

Replies: 12
Views: 1037

PostForum: 
Personal websites
   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:44 pm   Subject: SEO and Click Thru Rates
Independent Cottages is such a site. Worth looking at. Gets a lot of people looking to book who don’t want to pay commission.
Thanks Zebedee. I don't know how I overlooked Independant Cottages. They ...
  Topic: SEO and Click Thru Rates
Pengman

Replies: 12
Views: 1037

PostForum: 
Personal websites
   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:53 pm   Subject: SEO and Click Thru Rates
Now page 1 is dominated by the big sites and the little guys like us have no chance except for very niche search terms.

I've been thinking about this and the answer must be for all the small guys t ...
 
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