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Rosie



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:23 pm    Post subject: Blog about instant booking fees/commission Reply with quote

Using some of the figures from Essar's document I have written this blog post on the booking/service fees and commission that OTAs charge owners and guests. Feel free to share it but if you rewrite a similar blog please can you change the text significantly so neither you not I get penalised for plagiarism by Google. Can you also please add the link to Essar's website as he did so much of the data collecting Smile

http://eco-gites.blogspot.fr/2016/01/instant-booking-holidays-how-much-more.html
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kevsboredagain



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely written. Think I will share that if I may.
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Rosie



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Kev and please do share. A comment on the post would be nice too Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we should get in contact with Martin Lewis. Although I blame him for the fact that most people haggle these days he would be the perfect person to get the message across to the public
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French Cricket



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice post, Rosie. I have something a bit similar ready to go out in the next few days too - and hopefully more of us will do the same!
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Rosie



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

French Cricket wrote:
Very nice post, Rosie. I have something a bit similar ready to go out in the next few days too - and hopefully more of us will do the same!


Thank you FC and thank you for your comment - let me have a link to your post when you publish it.
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SW31



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, for a newcomer I learnt a lot. Well written and very informative.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is excellent, Rosie. I will think of places to share it as it deserves a wider audience.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roxytoo wrote:
I think we should get in contact with Martin Lewis. Although I blame him for the fact that most people haggle these days he would be the perfect person to get the message across to the public

+1. I had the same thought, but perhaps time it to when HA sites actually come on stream with 'travellers fees' alongside the rest of them. MoneySavingExpert I am sure has a huge following amongst the consuming public in the UK.

That is an excellent blog, Rosie. Peppering your listing on these sites, where you may not mention your own, with subtle hints towards finding a cheaper price on the owner's site could become an art form. Excuse me if I quote you:
"To do this look carefully through the listing as they may mention their name or location or see if any photos have the name of the property on them. You might have to be a bit of a detective but you could save yourself a small fortune by booking direct."
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Felicity and Andrew Smile ... if only I could get this bog to go viral but I suspect a lot of the public are too taken in by the media coverage that says when you book online you'll be scammed out of your money Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rosie wrote:
Thank you Felicity and Andrew Smile ... if only I could get this bog to go viral but I suspect a lot of the public are too taken in by the media coverage that says when you book online you'll be scammed out of your money Rolling Eyes


Yes, and all those dire warnings saying whatever you do don't pay by wire transfer! The way that at least 50% of my guests currently do ( if wire transfer means bank transfer...).
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FelicityA wrote:
Rosie wrote:
Thank you Felicity and Andrew Smile ... if only I could get this bog to go viral but I suspect a lot of the public are too taken in by the media coverage that says when you book online you'll be scammed out of your money Rolling Eyes


Yes, and all those dire warnings saying whatever you do don't pay by wire transfer! The way that at least 50% of my guests currently do ( if wire transfer means bank transfer...).


Wire Transfer & Bank Transfer are two different things.
For Wire Transfer think "western Union".
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent Rosie, thank you. Not being very 'wordy' it is lovely to have my thoughts and impressions put into words!

I shall share with credits to you.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Essar wrote:


Wire Transfer & Bank Transfer are two different things.
For Wire Transfer think "western Union".


Ah. Thanks Essar. But sometimes Americans say, "I've wired you the money" when they have done a bank transfer so I was confused.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Eileen.

Please do all let me know where you are sharing this post so I can give it another share from your accounts.
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