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We were recently asked whether it’s possible to compete with Online Travel Agents, how you go about doing such a thing, and whether it’s possible to succeed without them. Read on for our guide to increasing direct bookings, and how to escape commissions and booking fees.

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The new website for Railway Cottage Holidays is now live, see the beautiful steam trains that pass by your self catering holiday home in a truly unique memorable holiday location.

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At SCRUMPY we know a thing or two about how to promote a self catering business online - especially when it comes to direct bookings. Our many years of experience, providing Property Owners and Agencies with advertising, has given us a great understanding into what really works.

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Here at SCRUMPY our aim is to make property owners lives easier by removing a lot of the admin involved when letting out their property to a guest.

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We are often asked 'Why should I have an availability calendar?' or 'Should I take bookings online?' a common reason we receive from owners as to why they don't is because they want to speak directly with the guest however, what they don't realise is the barrier this creates.

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After being in this industry for over 15 years we have found that property owners who have stricter changeover days are those that have higher occupancy rates. The majority of properties within the self catering industry tend to stick to Monday and Friday changeovers, some changeovers are carried out with military precision so keeping these consistent will relieve stress and chaos for yourself or your housekeeper.

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