It’s safe to say that most people are familiar with Booking.com and may have used their website to book a hotel or accommodation but many may not realise that they can actually make money with Booking.com, renting out their own property!
If you are a property owner or have a second property, then this short guide may be of interest to you.
What Is Booking.com
Since it was first established in Amsterdam back in 1996, Booking.com, has grown to become one of the largest ecommerce travel platforms. With over 1.6 million properties now registered with Booking.com in over 120,000 different destinations worldwide, it is easy to see why Booking.com, has become so popular with travellers.
The amount of different types of properties available on Booking.com, really is extensive. You can literally book any type of accommodation from basic family owned Bed & Breakfast to 5 star hotels or even more unusually properties such as castles, igloos and more.
How Can Booking.com Make You Money
We have already established just how big Booking.com is and that just about every person is familiar with it. This means, that when people are looking to find accommodation in the destinations they are visiting, one of the first places they visit, is Booking.com. If they don’t visit Booking.com directly, you can bet that when they type in a search on Google or other Search Engines, Booking.com will certainly show up in the Search Engine listings. This is simply because Booking.com is one of the largest hotel booking comparison websites online and the Search Engines cannot ignore this fact.
For Example: If you are looking for accommodation in York and you type in ‘accommodation in York’ or ‘places to stay in York’, the chances are Booking.com will show up in the Search Engine listing and display properties in York. If you were looking for hotels in York, they would show all the hotels in York that are listed on Booking.com. If you wanted a Bed & Breakfast or room to rent in York, they would display all the B&B’s in York and available rooms. The same would apply to any other destination throughout the world!
So, imagine if you had a property, hotel, Bed and Breakfast or just a single room in your house that you wanted to rent out to guests. Trying to advertise your property Online would be very hard and appearing on the first page the Search Engines and competing with the big major hotel websites would be even harder. The question is, why would you spend a large amount of money trying to compete with them, when you could register your property on booking.com and guarantee you show up in the listings on their website?
Booking.com, really is a phenomenal tool when it comes to driving potential guests to your property. Having your property registered on Booking.com gets your property in front of a huge audience worldwide and can drive a flood of potential guests to your property.
Benefits Of Listing Your Property On Booking.com
Huge Exposure: Gain huge exposure for your property via the Booking.com platform.
Free registration: register your property 100% FREE.
Global Audience: Market your property worldwide.
24/7 Marketing: Market your property 24 hours per day 365 days a year.
Multilingual Support: Support in 40 languages.
No Guest Fees: No additional guest service fees added from Booking.com on the price you charge. Which means the price you set, is the price your guest sees Online and pays.
No Locked In Contracts: You are not locked in to any contract.
Search Engine Optimisation: Utilise Booking.com‘s Search Engine power.
Google Maps: Have your property show on Google Maps searches
Airlines: A large number of airlines are now partnered with Booking.com and therefore promote Booking.com to their customers.
Innovative Technology: There is no doubt that the Marketing and technology that Booking.com use, is so powerful. Whether it is Search Engines Marketing, Email Marketing, Social Media, Mobile Marketing, Video Marketing to name but a few, they are all very effective.
The Billboard Effect: Your listing will be getting a great deal of exposure, resulting in direct bookings.
Although it is free to register your property on Booking.com, you do have to pay a commission from each booking. The commissions may seem quite high at first but when you take into consideration how much exposure your listing will receive for free, it is actually worth the commission. You can use the Booking.com platform to build a very large customer base quickly and watch your business grow in the process.
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