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COYS



Joined: 06 Jun 2015
Posts: 746
Location: Greek Islands

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject: Patience pays off Reply with quote

Some good news for a change.
Well they may be rarer than hens teeth, but I've had a few (albeit tentative) enquiries via a start up listing with The Holiday Let over the past couple of years. And then, only yesterday after exchanging a couple of uncensored informational emails with an enquirer, a genuine, real life booking!
I'm not naive enough to think that the floodgates will now open but one is better than none & shows me that some folk are genuinely looking (& booking) at alternative listing sites outside of the monopolies. All of the alternatives will need time & support but hats off to them for sticking at it. And hats off to me for playing the long game - I am genuinely surprised at how cheerful a single avant-garde booking has made me this morning!
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kyreniagirl



Joined: 05 Jan 2010
Posts: 2344

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be great if guests are getting a bit savvy and looking for non booking fee sites. Fingers crossed.
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ManxRed1



Joined: 25 Jul 2016
Posts: 228
Location: Polperro, Cornwall, UK

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weird, after being on there for about a year now, I got my first enquiry (which resulted in a booking) just a few days ago!

My stats every month do show that people are viewing my page and clicking on my website link, but its always nice to get that enquiry/booking proving that there are genuine people booking holidays through the site.
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KathyG



Joined: 28 Jan 2006
Posts: 3224
Location: Le Faou, Brittany

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done COYS and ManxRed1! I've been with them for 7 years and nothing so far..... Rolling Eyes
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OSINCLAIR



Joined: 14 Sep 2013
Posts: 22
Location: Cumbria

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This must be a trend, we also got our first TWO independant inquiries from people seeking us out and finding our (badly maintained - must try harder) Facebook page.
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