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Bookings 'in the doldrums'?

 
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rosebud



Joined: 14 Mar 2012
Posts: 498
Location: Steyning, West Sussex

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:34 am    Post subject: Bookings 'in the doldrums'? Reply with quote

Just waiting for the next booking...

I have felt confident all year with very few gaps in my calendar - but now can see all those empty winter weeks... (apart from Xmas)

I know most of my Nov- Apr bookings come within a month but still would like to have a few 'in the bag'...
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ianh100



Joined: 10 Jan 2013
Posts: 471
Location: Sherborne Dorset

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rosebud
I was just thinking the same, having taken on a second property this year makes the empty looking months look worse. I was reading all of the notes about drops in bookings after the recent OD changes. At first I though yes my bookings dropped dramatically after the change but that was probably as I had sold most of the summer anyway. I looked back at when we got bookings last year and this really is a quiet time normally. Hopefully things will start to pick up in the coming weeks.

We still have Xmas free at the moment, that normaly sells out much earlier in the year.
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gozokerry



Joined: 31 Jan 2012
Posts: 157
Location: Gozo,Malta

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes we have just started a second property and September seems to be a hard sell. For us I have put it down to the good weather in northern Europe, no one is looking south at the moment.
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rosebud



Joined: 14 Mar 2012
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Location: Steyning, West Sussex

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ianh100 & Gozokerry

I have also looked at my records & found my bookings are at a similar level to Aug 14 and Aug 15 (better than Aug 13) so no real need for concern....

Although recently I have had several enquiries that have not converted, a definite spam enquiry & another possible spam enquiry. ..

Also no bookings from OD - my best source - since they introduced their service fee!
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