Do you have an apartment or home to rent out for holidaymakers? Are you struggling to fill it up at certain times of year? There are so many different types of accommodation to choose from, there are certain things you can do to increase your booking for your holiday rental.
Take the best photos of your apartment
Photos are the first thing that people will see when searching for a holiday rental – make sure they are clear and show the full property in detail. If you’re taking photos from outside, wait for a sunny day. If you are taking pictures of the room, make the bed tidy, maybe place some towels and decoration and use lots of light. Try to use a wide angle lens so that you show as much of the apartment as possible. If necessary get a professional to come and take some photos, it will definitely pay off with the amount of booking you’ll get in return.
Find what’s unique about your holiday rental
Think about what the unique selling point is for your holiday rental. What makes it stand out from the rest? Is it the incredible roof terrace, the central location or the hot tub in the garden? Use your main feature to boost your bookings by placing it in your title or using this feature as the main photo so that visitors know about it. Shout about it and be proud about it!
Work on your positive reviews
Reviews are a really important part of a holiday rental listing. People want to know what others really think about their experience in your flat. Getting positive reviews is definitely something within the owners control. Make sure the accommodation is in perfect condition so there isn’t anything for the guests to complain about. Keep the flat clean, leave spare towels and kitchen utensils in the apartment and even if something does go wrong, be communicative and try to fix the problem as fast as possible. Then your guests will know that you care and essentially leave you a good review.
Explain everything in your listing
Your listing should be well detailed and explain everything your guests may want to know. Don’t leave out any info that visitors may need to know beforehand. Explain every service and feature that your holiday rental has and if there is something that your guests might benefit from knowing; such as limited wheelchair access, busy location or lack of an oven, write it in your description. If you are clear from the start then visitors will know what they’re in for and won’t leave any negative reviews.