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dorie



Joined: 30 Apr 2013
Posts: 94
Location: Haute Savoie

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject: Holiday France Direct Reply with quote

Hello...anyone list with Holiday France Direct?

https://www.holidayfrancedirect.co.uk

Any good?
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bornintheuk



Joined: 12 Jun 2011
Posts: 454
Location: Southern Charente

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been with them a couple of years on their Bookdirect system.
Works well and only costs £30 ish per booking.
Nice team at Brittany Ferries to contact as well - real people.
And you get 20% off any Brittany Ferries you book for yourselves.
Average 4-5 bookings per season which is not bad, unfortunately still most of our other bookings come via OD Evil or Very Mad
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dorie



Joined: 30 Apr 2013
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot...Is that a flat rate? So regardless of whether 2 day or 10 day for example?
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bornintheuk



Joined: 12 Jun 2011
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Location: Southern Charente

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dorie wrote:
Thanks a lot...Is that a flat rate? So regardless of whether 2 day or 10 day for example?

Yes
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Dusty



Joined: 19 Dec 2012
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Location: St Cernin de Labarde, Dordogne

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for HFD, this is our first year with them and have so far had 2 enquiries from them, which is 2 more than we have had from OD.
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pachypach1



Joined: 04 Mar 2017
Posts: 15
Location: Morbihan, France

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our 5th year with them, most of bookings through them.
On quick book.
If you sign up with them, mention my name as a referrer and you get a free ferry crossing!
Rachel Steel-Le Deran - gite ref: BM003673
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GillianF



Joined: 20 Aug 2012
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Location: Dordogne

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was interested in this as we aren't doing so well with Chez Nous and reluctant to go back to OD.

Is the "£30 ish" per booking the Quickbook scheme and does that mean you don't pay the 12 or 24 month contract fee. £30 ish is all you pay them?
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pachypach1



Joined: 04 Mar 2017
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Location: Morbihan, France

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the quick book scheme charges the guests £34, then you deduct this off your deposit they pay to you.
no extra to pay.
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Bassman



Joined: 05 Oct 2010
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Location: Charente Maritime

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have more than 1 property they do allow you to mix between pay per booking & a paid listing. I pay for our largest property to be listed which entitles me to offer the 20% discount to all my clients plus £75 off a crossing for us each year. Our other 3 properties are "quickbook" pay per booking either way you dont lose control all monies are paid to you. I have been with them for a while now, great customer service would highly recommend.
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pachypach1



Joined: 04 Mar 2017
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Location: Morbihan, France

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone who is looking for other places to advertise, Holiday France Direct (the gite booking part of Brittany Ferries) are offering an incentive to new advertisers, and the person who recommended them.
For a month both of you get a free crossing (out of high season) If anyone can benefit from this or wants to know more about them (we've been with them for 5 years) I'm happy to help.
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ronsat



Joined: 14 Dec 2011
Posts: 46
Location: Neffiès, Languedoc, France

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year we got two bookings through Holiday France Direct. It was otherwise a pretty dead year - we only got one booking from TA/HL, and a 4 week booking through word-of-mouth. So, Holiday France Direct helped save the day. And, as mentioned earlier, they are relatively inexpensive with their flat rate. The only thing that I don't like is that it appears that you have to advertise the prices in pounds. I would much rather set the price in Euros - as I do on the other sites.
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declanja



Joined: 27 Mar 2008
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Location: Nice France

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never considered them as our place is in NIce and we dont get guests that use the ferry. Does that make sense or would guests that fly book through them? Declan
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Bassman



Joined: 05 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

declanja wrote:
I have never considered them as our place is in NIce and we dont get guests that use the ferry. Does that make sense or would guests that fly book through them? Declan


Wouldn't hurt to try on their pay per booking,
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Rosie



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Posts: 801
Location: France

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had people find me on HFD and then not book through them as they did not use the ferry to get to us. If you do want to advertise with them please do let me refer you as I get a free ferry crossing Very Happy
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declanja



Joined: 27 Mar 2008
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Location: Nice France

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will look into it Rosie and get back to you.Declan
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