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BookandLink: Helping Properties Perform Better on Booking.com

BookandLink goal is to guide you seamlessly from property onboarding to that eagerly awaited first booking. With our collective expertise, we’re here to ensure your properties engage on a successful journey with Booking.com. Now is the time to take your property’s reservations to new heights and strengthen your pricing foundation for outstanding business success! Let’s maximize your bookings, minimize unsold rooms, and create a strategy that stands the test of time.

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Getting your properties’ first reservations

Help your properties kick off their journey with us with simple and actionable tips that can get them seamlessly from registration to reservation. Our advice helps reduce the time it takes for properties to receive their first booking as soon as they become open/bookable on the Booking.com platform.

How to make your properties stand out

The majority of properties we onboard are quick to receive bookings. For example, more than 40% of newly listed Home properties get their first booking within a week. We analyzed onboarding data from properties on our platform, as well as the actions that impact the time it takes for properties to get their first booking – and continue to get bookings. Here are some best practices we identified:

  • Flexible cancellation policies
  • Setting up cancellation policies
  • More photos and a higher content score
  • Set weekly rates
  • Pricing per guest
  • Consistent availability

Pricing Foundations

We’ve always known that travelers want rates that are competitive, transparent, and compelling. Making sure each potential guest is shown the right price at the right time is key to securing more bookings. It can also help reduce cancellations, minimize unsold rooms, and prevent the need for last-minute discounts.

A strong foundation is the key to any successful pricing strategy. Our base rate plans and customizations help you build a setup that’s right for your business. Once you set up your Rate Plans, it’s a good idea to regularly review and optimize them, maximizing your reach with travelers, increasing your bookings, and driving higher occupancy over time. Build a strong foundation with two base rate plans. Set your rate plans here.

Fully Flexible

Offers the most freedom for travelers, with free cancellation at least seven days before check-in. This is generally the most expensive Rate Plan on our platform – it’s also the most booked.

Non-refundable

Can help you secure more guaranteed bookings and revenue, but at a lower price. It’s a popular choice for bookings made less than one week in advance.

Here are the benefits of offering a combination of Rate Plans:

  • Booked most frequently
  • Different preferences for different trips
  • More guests in your property

To get more information: email us to sales@bookandlink.com | web.bookandlink.com.