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gunnyandbob



Joined: 06 Aug 2009
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Location: Andalucia Spain

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:12 am    Post subject: Bookingsforall Reply with quote

So, we had a phone call today from 004536950126 ( Denmark ) and a woman calling introduced herself as Alina Morris calling from Denmark, for bookingsforall.com. Would we like to join their site with an advert for our rental house in Spain? And stating all guests payments are immediately sent directly to us.
I gave our email address and then got the email and took a look at their site which lists homes across the EU.There was a review from 2019 for a property.
Lo and behold they are running an offer until tomorrow 20th April 21! Two years for 300 instead of 500.
There was a message over the map from Google Maps saying there was a problem with the mapping and would the site owner contact Google Maps.
I see one or two iffy things here, and there is nothing coming up on LMH regarding this outfit.
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Joanna



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
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Location: Chester, North West England & Sidmouth, East Devon

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe if they offered you a free trial, but that price for a site you've never heard of seems expensive. If you Google for holiday accommodation for your area do they come up anywhere? If you can't find them, then your potential guests won't either.
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gunnyandbob



Joined: 06 Aug 2009
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Location: Andalucia Spain

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:08 pm    Post subject: Bookingsforall Reply with quote

Hello Joanna. There were several properties to the Gibraltar side of Malaga, one at Fuengerola. Zero properties to the east side where we are near Velez-Malaga. And no pins were shown anywhere in Spain.
I agree re a free trial, or paying for successful advertising.
Inclined to turn this down.
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CSE



Joined: 06 Nov 2006
Posts: 4315
Location: Galicia

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The website works fine for me.
I do not understand what you mean "And no pins were shown anywhere in Spain." Loads of properties in Andalusia.
Three here in Galicia but only one with images and a possibility to reserve.
The English on the website leaves something to be desired.
For example on the front page under (and there are others).
Quote:
Safe And Risk Free Holidays

Quote:
Availability of Protection Gears
Ensuring availability of sanitizers, masks, and gloves. Regular and throughout sanitisation of commute vehicles, rooms, common areas and premises.

That is beside the issue that they cannot give a guarantee of a safe/risk free vacation.
The address of the company comes back to a normal house in the UK no offices space. Rather odd when they boast
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Bookings for all is the world's one of the best travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip.
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To connect guests to the properties of their desire and To connect homeowners to the guests they admire.

Who is says it is Go-daddy hosted site and was
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Creation Date: 2020-08-06T05:49:12Z
. Not so long ago. I cannot find anything about company name or registration details.
How did they mange to find your phone number?
All this sound like a website to avoid, for the time being at least.
BTW your signature website is not "available"
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Nigel Goodwin



Joined: 04 Apr 2013
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Location: Newquay Cornwall

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It uses the same wordpress theme as my site ownerholidays.com

But owner holidays is still free, and I altered the wordpress theme and code considerably.

Been very busy trying to make a living, but will return to ownerholidays soon, now that the market is changing a bit.
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whirlybird



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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will have to have a look at that Nigel.
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dixeady



Joined: 24 Sep 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Almunecar, Granada, Spain

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How did they manage to find your phone number?
All this sound like a website to avoid, for the time being at least.


I had a phone call from the same Denmark number the other day, completely out of the blue. I'm grateful to the forum that I knew about them and just said I didn't want to discuss it, thanks. Afterwards, I wish I'd asked how she got my mobile number? Our phone numbers are not visible on any of the major sites.

Later I checked their website. To me it looks like a rip-off of Booking.com. The typeface for Booking is similar and below is a small, almost illegible, 'forall'. I'd say definitely a scam.
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