We would love to have 100% of you book direct through our website or calling us. Why would you? #Bookdirect for the best rates at The Hive at 52.
A commission-free booking is always a blessing for a B&B but the fact is Online Travel Agents (What is an OTA, click here) have a lot of power and money. They are very effective at capturing bookings and they have a huge budget to advertise and to get our guests to book with them.
Here are 5 key reasons why you should book direct:
1. Saving money
When you book direct with the B&B you can save money!
The big listing sites like Airbnb &Expedia charge ‘service’ fees of up to 25% of the cost of the booking, putting extra cost into your holiday or short break.
If you are travelling to this destination on a more regular basis, we will looking after you and can discuss a reduced rate depending on amount of visits. ‘There are many other advantages of booking direct with the accommodation provider.
2. Direct communication
You will be talking to the owner at the B&B! They know the property and location so can answer your questions and give you advise when you need it.
They can advise you on things like taxis, hair dressers for a last minute haircut or tell you what is on offer at the B&B. Maybe you have an elderly relative who can’t climb stairs and need a ground floor room. We can help you with these questions. We
If you have questions you can just email or call them direct, and they can answer your needs and put your mind at ease. You will get much more personal service.
3. Local Knowledge
We live in the area so have local knowledge we can advise you what there is to see, quickest way to get to your wedding or party venue.
We can recommend where you can have a drink or an evening meal, maybe you want to go for a walk or even visit Manchester, Liverpool or Chester, we can advise you the best way to get there
4. Not all properties are listed on the big OTA’s or meta search sites.
Many B&B’s are not listed on the big OTA’s and can only booked direct via the owners or the properties website. This is more common that you might think, in addtion sites like Booking (.com) charge us owners at least 15% of each booking, some of them even more!
5. Off peak deals
You will find that an owner of a B&B can offer you an off peak special which they don’t advertise on the OTA channels.
- Save money #Bookdirect
- Take advantage of our local knowledge #Bookdirect
- #Bookdirect and benefit from talking to the person who owns the B&B
- Find a wonderful B&B that you would not find anywhere else! #Bookdirect and
In conclusion, it is time to support the small B&B and #Bookdirect
www.thehiveat52.co.uk or call 07583 942 579