Starting or buying your new accommodation business

An important part of all hospitality businesses these days is their booking engine. It is an essential tool that connects you directly to your customers and can save you £1000’s in commissions.

Whether you are taking over an existing hospitality business or starting one from scratch, getting the right booking engine in place at the very outset is the key to success.

Freetobook have been helping business owners navigate the digital aspects of their new businesses for years. We are unique in that our team includes former accommodation owners, hotel revenue managers and, of course, our team of experienced developers. This gives us a greater understanding of your job and the ability to offer you support and advice on both the digital and physical aspects of running an accommodation business.

Our new owner support includes…

  • Setting up a brand new freetobook account or taking over an existing one
  • Ensuring you have payment systems and credit card gathering from Day 1
  • Guidance on handling the set up or transfer of Online Travel Agents like Booking.com
  • The questions you should be asking your sellers If you are buying or leasing
  • Understanding industry language and key terms
  • Ensuring your digital IP is transferred and set up

As a former owner of a bed and breakfast and self catering in Scotland I know how daunting it can be starting a new business. Here at freetobook we can hold your hand and give you the benefit of our experience both from behind the computer and the reception desk.

Heather Scott Account Manager freetobook

Recommended by

bed and breakfast academy
bed and breakfast association
scotlands best bnbs
out of eden

Reviews

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In our opinion you will never find a better channel manager than freetobook. Awesome!

Ian 4 bed B&B Blackpool Google Apr 24

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I have recently joined free to book after taking over a guest house. They were brilliant and supportive with the changeover. There is a lot to take him but now I know what I am doing it’s brilliant and so easy to navigate. Any questions they talk you through. Brilliant!

Sue 7 bed Guest House Penrith Trust Pilot Apr 24

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We were completely new to the business and the previous owners used free to book. We found it pretty easy to pick up with plenty of useful options to personalise our guest experiences.

Trust pilot Rob 6 bed Guest House Penrith Jun 2023

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Fabulous backup and support when needed the system is reliable and never need to worry about overbooking. Never felt the need to change or even look at other suppliers. Pricing is fair too.

Sharon 6 bed B&B Torquay Trust pilot June 23

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We have an account manager, she is brilliant she taught me through every process of setting the whole thing up with simple to use video tutorials and advice well now set up an the buckets are coming in I would highly recommend them to anyone they are fantastic10/10

Louis 4 bed B&B Skye Trust Pilot Jun 21

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We have an account manager, she is brilliant she taught me through every process of setting the whole thing up with simple to use video tutorials and advice well now set up an the buckets are coming in I would highly recommend them to anyone they are fantastic10/10

Louis 4 bed B&B Skye Trust Pilot Jun 21