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2023 what’s coming 2023 what’s coming

What we at freetobook have planned for 2023, the ways we will help you thrive in what is likley to be a difficult year for many businesses. Great value and higher quality for less.

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18 Years Later… 18 Years Later…

Anyone who knows us here at freetobook will know our staff retention rate is something we are extremely proud of, so when our product lead, Eleanor, hit the 18 year mark – it wasn’t an occasion we could let pass us by. In Eleanor’s own words, here’s a look back to where it all started…

Way back in the summer of 2004 I was interviewed for a job which involved helping both travel agents and members of the public select and book hotels over the phone. 

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The Laurels Success Story The Laurels Success Story

At freetobook we have the best customers, and we were delighted to have the opportunity to speak to Phil Tester recently about his experience using freetobook for his B&B.

Phil and Helen Tester purchased The Laurels B&B in 2013. Based in Staffordshire, they primarily cater for Alton Towers and Peak District guests.

Soon to be heading into their tenth season, they have embraced automation to improve the efficiency and revenue of their business.

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Automation – How the Curious Win Automation – How the Curious Win

We’re in a world where advances in technology are rapid and this leads to more and more automation which can feel a little overwhelming at times.  But how should we approach and evaluate these changes?  Automation is simply the application of technology to run processes. But do these automations bring the benefits claimed like efficiency, accuracy, revenue increases, improved competitiveness, lower costs, happier guests and even reduced stress levels? 

So how do you assess these benefits? 

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25% of Small Accommodation Businesses Planning to Close Over Winter 25% of Small Accommodation Businesses Planning to Close Over Winter

The cost of living crisis is a nationwide concern, but no more so than for owners of accommodation businesses. With businesses looking at doing everything from reducing rooms available to closing completely over winter, there doesn’t seem to be any one solution for many accommodation businesses.

We asked 231 of our customers what their plans were to offset energy prices, and 38% of respondents said they would have no choice but to raise their prices this winter, with another 25% saying they would be closing their doors until spring time.

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New diary – launch New diary – launch

Diary upgrade gives you access to more booking information for more control of your bookings with fewer clicks..

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New Booking Pages New Booking Pages

We are currently creating new booking pages, updating them to be the best in their class. Some of you might be interested in the concepts and considerations we have as we work through building better booking pages.

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Introducing The Hive : Freetobook Community Introducing The Hive : Freetobook Community

To help all of our customers we have built “The Hive”, a new resource for you to support each other with your success stories, challenges, questions and support needs. 

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Google Zero: One Year On Google Zero: One Year On

Now more than a year of free Google bookings for freetobook customers. With over 2000 properties in 30 countries many thousands of bookings and millions in saved commission - its a very welcome success for hotels in tough times ..

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Building Community Together Building Community Together

Community platform for freetobookers to securely share ideas, tips and best practise. Engage freely with other independent businesses like yourselves to learn and help.

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