We understand that switching from a paper-based diary to an online booking system is a big decision.
Are you still managing bookings the old-fashioned way with a pen and paper diary?
The hotel industry has online bookings sewn up but there are still plenty of businesses out there in the outdoor holiday arena using spreadsheets and paper files to manage their bookings and customer details.
This is fine, if it works, but most would agree they would benefit from a reduction in the admin load. If you are one of those getting fed up with lost information and manually flicking through pages of entries looking for bookings or customer information, you should probably think about adopting an online booking software to streamline how you work.
Choose a booking system that’s specific to your industry, that understands your needs and gives you the power to run your business your way. If you are a campsite, glamping site, motorhome or self-catering holiday cottage business, activity centre or a combination of these, cue Anytime Booking.
One of the big wins with a system like ours is that everything is in one place. All the booking, customer and financial information is updated in everyone’s view at the same time and all email communication related to your bookings is automated.
Is it hard for a paper-based business to transition to an online platform?
Honestly, no, not with us. Here at Anytime Booking we give you a dedicated Customer Success Manager to help you through the entire process. From set up, to training and aftercare support, we make the transition as straight-forward and painless as possible.
Once you are up and running, you will instantly see how we improve your business; everything is automated, from managing bookings and OTA (online travel agent) channels, through to confirmation emails and cash list reports. We help you save time and increase revenue while you enjoy giving great customer service.
Just some of the benefits of taking that step
Cloud-based access from anywhere – multiple users can access the booking system from any device with internet connection; no need to share one desk-diary or update multiple spreadsheets.
Sharing real time availability – once a booking is made, no-one else will be able to select those dates for that particular pitch, pod or cottage (an easy mistake to make when you’re working with spreadsheets and post-it notes!)
Dashboard – gives you an instant snapshot of all new bookings, departures, arrivals, and outstanding balances in one place, no cross-referencing spreadsheets.
Your bookings, your money – we power commission-free direct bookings from your website at any time of day or night, but you can use it to process telephone bookings too.
Automated confirmation and balance reminder emails – restore your sanity! Send automated emails for all bookings, whether confirmation, pre-arrival, balance reminder or post-stay.
Keep in control of your pricing – manage all your rates and rules for minimum stays and occupancy levels all in one place; set up special packages and discounts.
Channel management – share your rates with OTAs (online travel agents) if you wish to drive more bookings through multiple sales channels like Pitch Up, Airbnb and Booking.com (commissions to the channel will apply).
Fantastic customer support – get unrivalled service from the Customer Success and Helpdesk teams at Anytime Booking. We have spent thousands of hours becoming specialist in the outdoor holiday market.
When is the best time to look for a new booking system for your holiday accommodation?
There is no time like the present. Act now to get live online for the 2018 season!