Whether you were in, out or you shook it all about regarding Brexit, recent stats highlight the significant increase in overseas travellers visiting the UK, in addition to UK residents holidaying in Great Britain, since the fall of the pound. While we are remaining completely impartial, we have welcomed with open arms the steady increase in bookings. Flights to the UK are at an all-time high, so why not take advantage!
Even though we are thrilled to witness the boost to the UK economy, it should make you wonder whether you really are ready to accommodate potential new visitors. While your customers are perusing the internet, you must ensure your website and booking system can accommodate everybody, all over the world. An online booking system will manage bookings night or day. It’s imperative to ensure their last destination is your website! No need to camp at the desktop or telephone, as the booking system will do all the hard work. An online booking system is certainly no stranger nor prejudice to a time zone! Regardless of where in the world your customers are, the facility for them to book is essential!
Now is the perfect time to consider your strategy for the year ahead. Have a good, hard think about accommodating and facilitating your overseas, as well as everybody else. In this day and age, we know the majority of bookings are made online. Online booking allows the potential customer to book anytime, anywhere! It couldn’t be easier. Most people prefer to book online and enabling them to do so can mean the difference between vacancies and no vacancies! An online booking system combined with a secure payment system is most definitely a must have.
Stay savvy and ensure your payment system provides the most competitive rate for processing transactions. Think about your terms and conditions, cancellation policy, your procedures for a ‘no show’ and everything associated with the entire booking experience. Don’t forget to reward the direct booker. Special offers, promo codes, great rates and best value will help sway them towards your website. Make sure your website clearly advertises the best available rates to the direct booker!