How to share your Direct Booking URL/link

Modified on Wed, 22 Nov 2023 at 10:52 AM

The Travelnest Direct Booking solution is a new way to get your property booked and pay only a 5% commission. With Direct Bookings, you have the opportunity to automate the bookings you generate through your own unique URL. Guests can follow your URL to a Travelnest-powered booking page, on which they will be able to fully process their booking, including payment. Your calendar and pricing will be shown live, and you will receive bookings the same way as any other Travelnest booking. Your Travelnest calendar will also update and sync to all of your channel listings. 


We've put together a handy video guide outlining the different ways you can market your property using your Direct Bookings website. You can also read about 4 ways you can reach a wider audience of guests with Direct Bookings in more detail below. 



 

Social media

Social media has revolutionised the way businesses can reach their customers and advertise. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram provide a direct line to potential customers, allowing businesses to create relationships with them through these channels. If you already use social media to promote your vacation rental, its a great place to promote your Direct Bookings link, such as by adding a link to your bio on Instagram. If you don't already use social media, it's easy to get started and a great place to grow your business.


 


Messaging

The quickest and easiest way to share your Direct Bookings link is by messaging. Whether that is Whatsapp, SMS or another communication platform of your choice, get your link out to family, friends and other trusted guests. By messaging your direct bookings link you are also streamlining your communication with guests, allowing for instant responses to any queries they may have.

 



Business website

If you running a business website for your vacation rental, adding a link to your Travelnest Direct Bookings page is an easy way to make sure your guests feel secure booking with you. It can be done in a variety of ways - from simply copying the link onto your web page, to adding it as a button or widget. Having a direct link to your booking page helps build trust with your customers and makes it easier for them to book a stay.

 



Previous guests 


Finally, you can link out to your Direct Bookings page in emails or any other communications you have with guests after their stay. Many hosts reach out to guests after their stay to ask for a review or feedback, so this is a perfect opportunity to share you direct bookings link (especially if they had a great stay!). This encourages repeat bookings, and guests may also share this with their family and friends. To help with this, we send emails out to guests encouraging them to book your property 10, 30 and 60 days after their stay.

 


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