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Facebook Live for Vacation Rental

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If you don’t know Facebook Live yet, this article’s made for you!

The live video sharing feature was recently implemented by Facebook and is already a big hit among the users and brands using the biggest social network.


With more than 1.7 billion active users, it presents a huge potential! It’s now up to you to enjoy it, and develop your online brand.

Why choosing Facebook Live?
  • It’s been proved that Facebook Live videos tend to involve users at a higher rate than pre-recorded videos: up to 10x more comments and 3x as much time spent watching your videos, compared to regular ones.

  • A bigger impact. As Facebook’s algorithm processes Live videos differently, you’ll appear in priority in the users’ newsfeed and people liking your page will also receive a notification.

  • A new way to share. Unlike pre-recorded videos, that may seem to formal or lack spontaneity, Live videos bring users closer to the one sharing them. As comments are posted live, it’s then possible to discuss and exchange together. That’s a real opportunity to strengthen your contacts’ trust towards your brand!

What should you share on Facebook Live?
  • An event taking place close to your properties, or their region. A festival, a concert, a firework… There are lots of examples and opportunities for you to share what happens in your region, and what makes it so attractive. Show your potential guest  they won’t get bored if they choose to travel with you!

  • Interview a team member.Show travelers what’s happening behind the scenes of your guestrooms, cottage or rentals. Again, this is a perfect way to gain trust amongst your potential guests.

  • Feature a partner company’s or craftsperson's activity (vineyard, bakery, etc.). This is a good way to build your image and make yourself known, especially if the partner does the same with your vacation rentals.

  • Share privileged moments highlighting your properties (swimming pool, sunset in your garden, encountering wild animals…), to be chosen depending on your rentals’ characteristics.

  • Give an overview of your region’s tourist sites.A museum, sports activities, a landscape, give your travelers 1,000 reasons to choose you.

How do I access Facebook Live?
  • Verify your page.Follow Facebook’s instructions and you should receive your confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Ensure you have updated your Facebook app. As your goal is to share live videos, it can only be done with a mobile device (which means it’s not accessible from your computer). Once it is done, you’ll find the option by clicking onPublishon your page, and thenShare Live video.

You’re now live!

To get the best feedback and audience, you should follow these simple, yet effective advice:

Even though people watching your video expect you to be spontaneous and open, you should still prepare a little bit ahead of time what you will say and show.

Let the users know about your upcoming video a few days ahead, with a reminder on the same day.

Ask questions, answer the people watching you and also, make sure the video is long enough to receive the biggest visibility possible.

Social networks keep evolving but if you know how to use them the right way, it will be positive to your business. Simple, quick and easy to use, networks are a true gold mine when it comes to free advertising on internet!


Vacation rental: test out your LISTING’s writing QUALITY, you’ll be SURPRISED

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About the writers

This article has been written by Pierre and Gwen, from the Eldorado Immobilier blog. Former engineers and senior executives, they decided to become independent by developing their vacation rental activity. They open at least one new rental each year and have a + 100% occupancy rate (indeed sometimes, travelers leave earlier and the property is being rent a second time), which is pretty good!

They try out multiple techniques and share their results with their community of active owners.

Writing a listing for a short term rental website such as Abritel, Airbnb, Booking or TridAdvisor can be done by any owner who wants to rent its accommodation.

But once the listing has been written, only a few owners keep working on it… or even ask themselves if the listing’s description should be modified or developed, even after a few years, in this ever-growing industry.

However, do you know that bringing a few changes can impact deeply your listing’s number of views and click-through rate? This has a direct impact on your bookings!

Only a few details separate an owner who can rent its accommodation throughout the year and someone who only does during the high season. Their listing’s quality of writing has a big part to play in this.

As we intend to always question ourselves in order to rent more and not to rely on what we currently think we know, we decided we had to write down our listings’ statistics on an Excel sheet. The results were very surprising, but we’ll talk about it later.

Let’s start with the beginning.

You need to realize that your listing isn’t perfect

To illustrate this, let’s imagine that 1,000 potential customers read your property’s listing each month on Airbnb and that 100 of them click on its title, wanting to know more and to access its description.

Among those 100 visitors who are reading your vacation rental listing, let’s say you receive 10 requests, among which only 1 firm booking is made.

You conversion rate is of 1 for 1,000, which makes 0.1%.

This rate illustrates what most owners go through,which is rather low.

It could be easily multiplied by 10, and only thanks to your writing quality.

Start driving tests in order to choose which changes should be brought to your listing

Most of you owners, being overwhelmed with work, may think that regularly writing a new version of each listing is boring.

You may also add that as you chose to work with Airbnb or Abritel, you were hoping for an all-inclusive price - writing your listing once, and that’s all.

That’s what those marketplaces are for, and why you pay them.

If that’s what you think, you are just like the majority of holiday cottages, guestrooms and hotel managers.

Most of them highly underestimate the importance of their writing quality in order to get an effective and powerful text, which can catch the travelers’ attention.


This is why we see short and poorly written listings descriptions so often (are you feeling concerned?); they can even contain huge mistakes.

Let’s take, for example, this listing for a holiday cottage in France where the owner wrote: “listing’s title: countryside cottage, quiet, listing’s description: …” . When reading that, you may think that the owner doesn’t really care, and didn’t even take the time to proofread his ad before publishing it. He simply copied/pasted what he had previously written.

And that doesn’t make you want to book.

We wanted to illustrate our arguments and show that a great writing impacts the amount of conversions from visitors into vacation rental customers, so we set up a little experiment.

Step 1 - We worked on a simple text, using a more formal language, you can check it out here on this French listings website: LeBonCoin.

We chose to post on that famous French website as it delivers statistics that can be immediately checked and used.

Step 2 – Same ad but much more synthetic, using an everyday language. We wrote it in a few seconds only and used, let’s say… a different kind of grammar and syntax.

Step 3 –We published the two ads on a very short timeframe on the specialized website.

We used the same pictures for both, and wrote the same title. We even tested a cheaper version for the one with the shortest description.

The results speak for themselves.

Even though the number of views is higher for the listing with the shortest description, the received emails and click-through rates are much lower; this also works for the amount of bookings.

Concerning the ad with a better writing, we have 59 actions for 108 views, which make 55%.

On the second case, I guess we can assume that a lot of viewers got discouraged by the concise text - only 8 actions for a total of 166 views, which represent less than 5%.

That’s a huge difference; though, if you’re the second owner, you won’t necessarily question yourself as you still received bookings… And that’s an elementary mistake, as more bookings mean a possible increase in your price, or even opening a new cottage – knowing it will be booked.


Your property’s details are essential

This little experiment seems to illustrate and prove that taking great care of your ads’ writing is a must-do.

You’ll often find advice on how taking great pictures of your property or writing a great catchy title are important, those advice are justified and effective to receive an important number of views - but never underestimate the importance of the conversion rate.

The number of bookings received per day is the only indicator you must follow as it automatically translates into more bookings, so more profitability and a greater peace of mind for you.

If your ad’s text isn’t catchy and trustworthy enough, people will just go on with the next listing and that’ll be over for your property.

Grammar and syntax errors will only make it worse, as travelers may think you don’t pay enough attention to your holiday rental, so they have no interest in staying at your place.

As a conclusion

We can only encourage you to study your listing’s statistics.

What if you were to optimize all the parameters available? Get a better title, take better pictures, and work on your text a bit more seriously.

If 1,000 people see your ad, and let’s say 250 click on it, which could transform into 40 bookings; that makes a great difference, doesn’t it?

Your conversion rate was multiplied by 40 without any great effort.

That’s what we call the butterfly effect, and that’s magical!


BookingSync and Airbnb are now official partners

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We are pleased to announce that BookingSync and Airbnb are official partners!

In July, we implemented our vacation rental management software partnership with Airbnb, a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world,  that offers new Airbnb hosts an easier way to list their homes.

What are the benefits for you as a host?

To create a seamless experience, we developed an easier way to list your home. Our new partnership offers great features :

  • Import bookings, guest and payment details.

  • Synchronize your properties’ availability, prices, descriptions, pictures and amenities, among other options.

  • Support instant booking for your listing

For clients with an existing Airbnb account, all account information (descriptions, prices, calendars, pictures, amenities, etc.) will need to be migrated to a new Airbnb account in order to benefit from the improvements  of the certified integration.  No worries we’ll help you shift all your listings, bookings, comments and SuperHost status to the new account. As usual, we’ll be happy to assist you

We would love to hear from you! Please share your comments on this new partnership and how we can help you increase your Airbnb bookings.

BookingSync helps you « Save time and Book more.TM

Boost your Vacation Rental SEO

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Whether you’re a professional or an individual working on the vacation rental field, your website is your property‘s window: so it is important (that’s an understatement!) to adapt your SEO strategy.

Google can potentially bring thousand or dozen of thousands of future customers on your website. But as you’re not the only vacation renter out there, how can you make the difference? How can you get ahead of them and attract more visitors on your site (meaning, more bookings)?

This is what SEO was made for (acronym for Search Engine Optimization): using several pre-established techniques aiming to improving your online visibility.

At BookingSync, we’ve chosen to offer our clients an optimized website, meeting today’s standards concerning SEO. Several aspects have been improved:

  • Structured source code and reduced CSS code

  • Integrated rich snippets and microformat

  • Optimized pages loading time

But you also have a role to play if you want to get a better indexation; we give you here a few hints.

SEO basics applied to vacation rental

Define your SEO goals

Beforehand, select the aspects on which you wish to communicate, be found and make the difference: these will be your SEO goals.

You own villas in the Catalonian countryside? You SEO goal could then be “Catalonian villas rental”.

It is highly important to keep in mind that each page of you website can only have ONE SEO goal, and only one! On Google, you cannot rank a webpage using different requests, as its content must be as precise as possible and the more adapted to the goal.

For example, you also offer concierge services? Create another page dedicated to that service on your website, explaining it in details, where you are available. Work on the concierge lexical field.

Your domain name

Should you choose a literal domain name, such as rentalinparis.com, or choosing your brand or name, as in BookingSync.com? Experience has shown that literal domain names don’t bring any valuable traffic from Google. It is advised to choose a domain containing your brand or name, as these are easier to remember and pronounce. And it should have a bigger effect on your potential customers!

The title tags

This is the result that appears when you type on a search engine, here circled in red.

This catchphrase will attract your potential customers, or not. It is intended for travelers looking for ideas for their next holidays, but also for Google’s crawler, that determines your indexing in the researches.

For example, speaking of vacation rental, it is advised to always write a title following this example:

Vacation rental [TYPE OF PROPERTY] [CITY]

This title is used by Google and helps it identify the content of the page it needs to index, it must be as close as your page’s content.

Note that those points can also be managed from BookingSync’s interface.

Page sections

Titles and subtitles add structure to your pages and texts, but also play a leading role in indexing. Google loves well-structured pages.

Several types of tags exist: <h1>, <h2> and <h3>.

Here for example, the h1 title is “Improving your visibility thanks to SEO”. H2 title is “SEO basics applied to vacation rental”. Think about your contents’ structure and what you will write in them.

Content is KING!

We have gone from a web where a lot of content was written for Google (about 10 years ago), it was easy to manipulate Google's algorithm and position by giving it the content it wanted, to a richer web, participatory and above all : personalized.

So beyond thinking about making your content visible to the greatest number, it is more and more important to ask yourself the questions:

  1. Is my content understandable to my target?
  2. Is my content good for my goal? (Sell, triggering a booking, a first contact)

That is why we recently devoted many articles dedicated to the importance of the content:

These 3 blog posts serve the same purpose: content is key to your success! (We are talking about the text, but the photos and videos are equally important, we'll talk about it soon on the blog)
Through a vacation rental listing, the potential traveler should be able to plan, imagine how great the holidays he'll spend in the house will be.

The description of a vacation rental ad takes time to write and you need to have in mind that it's an "alive content", you regularly have new opportunities to update your description:

  • After works or installation of new equipments in the house
  • When a question comes often on an ad, it's definitely time to integrate information in the ad because it seems missing
  • When opening new attractions or shops nearby
  • When the seasons change, it may be good to change some pictures of the environment.

The more your ad will be full of useful informations for the traveler, the less they will risk leaving your website to go to find the answers to their questions elsewhere.

For example, are there any shops / supermarkets nearby? If you do not specify it, it will go through Google Maps to explore the surroundings.
Google is constantly changing its algorithm and focuses on web pages with rich and relevant content.

If you produce quality content and useful information for your customers, then it will necessarily appeal to Google too.

Other ways to influence your SEO

Description

Don’t forget to write a description (here circled in red) highlighting your properties on the search engines. The keywords it contains don’t have an influence by themselves but this is what travelers will see first, even before entering your website.

This can also be managed thanks to BookingSync’s interface.

You should indicate your rental’s strong points, its equipments, what will attract them right away when searching on Google.

Blog

Added to your website, starting a blog will also help you create more visibility. Write short articles, describing your properties, your region or city’s history, what can be visited, etc.

This will help show how well you know your region, but also attract users preparing their travel, looking for pieces of advice. And who knows, they could also enjoy one of your properties!

Exchanging visibility with your partners

What’s better than the word of mouth?

Ask your partners (tourism activities, private chauffeur, golf club…) to talk about you on their websites and professional pages, and to share links to your own site. You could also do the same for them!

Favor quality exchanges such as writing a dedicated blog article about their service, in which you’ll take time to explain why you chose that partner. It is much more efficient than simply sharing links.

It is also possible to exchange visibility through newsletters.

Social Media

Last but not least, share your rentals and blog posts on the most influential social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…) with your professional accounts and interact with the stakeholders and the potential travelers.

All these processes need to be repeated for every SEO goal that you have defined.

Search engines’ indexing algorithms (mainly Google) are constantly modified; there is no magic formula that could make you appear on the results’ first page. Nonetheless, these few tricks should help you improve your visibility and help reach as much potential customers as possible.

Patience, diligence and communication are the key to your online success! We’ll develop some points of this article in our next articles, which one are you the most interested in?

Delegating your vacation rental ads writing

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With some of our previous posts, we explained how important the text describing your property, the pictures illustrating the ad and the storytelling are if you wish to get the best out of your business listings.

This is where the vacation rental’s midpoint is: how to attract travelers and how to make the difference.

A great listing’s key points :

  • Use your property’s best “killer shot” for your thumbnail picture

  • Choose a short and engaging title in order to create your own environment (avoid full caps, special offers in titles, etc.)

  • In the 1st paragraph, start settling the atmosphere created in the title and make sure to add a unique selling proposition (such as “Best view in NYC”)

  • Remember that you’re writing for the readers, not yourself. Adapt your text tone and style to the targeted audience!

  • Reduce your text size to minimum sentences. Add subtitles, be simple and concise

If, despite the advice we previously shared with you, you still don’t know how to go about it the right way, or if you simply don’t have the time, this article is for you!

Just like with photos, and the startup Meero it is now possible to delegate your vacation rental ad’s writing thanks to GuestHook

What does GuestHook offer?

  • Share your history and goals with their team and they will implement a content strategy targeting the desired travelers

  • A professional text is as important as professional photos. A quality content allows you to make the difference in today’s expanding market

  • A text that highlights your pictures and allows your guests to project themselves onto what they see

  • The possibility to write descriptions, website copies, blogs and insider guides that captivate the atmosphere and image you would like to see associated with your property

  • To make customer relations easier thanks to personalized and informative newsletters and inquiry emails

GuestHook works on analyzing and determining your vacation rental’s key points by targeting key words that will attract the right leads.

The text they write highlights your property, in order to sell a complete holiday experience.

Each description uses storytelling, making it easy to read while catching the customers’ attention.

GuestHook’s first goal is to develop your vacation rentals’ image, reflecting your client base. It also brings a more personal touch to your company, by building a trustworthy corporate identity.
As travelers only spend a few seconds reading ads, paying attention to every detail of your offers is crucial. Keep in mind that every element has its importance, do not underestimate any!

Why text matters for your vacation rental listing

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The proverb may say a picture is worth a thousand words, but that doesn’t make your ad’s text any less important. In this article, we’ll detail which key points could turn your text into a catchy ad and hold the potential customers back!

Internet is filled with pictures and ads, so catching the readers’ attention isn’t always an easy task. You’ll need to target your offer and make it powerful and precise at the same time. Know how to select which details you should insist on and which ones you can put aside.

For example, your property has a private access to the beach but no AC?

Some details need to be highlighted in the description itself (private access to the beach) while others can be relegated to a position of secondary importance, such as Amenities (no AC).

Here are some points that could help you make the difference in the travelers’ eyes:

1° Know and analyze the other offers

Before to write your ad, start with reading what the other owners in the same geographical area have written.
Which details did they highlight? What do they insist on, which points do you notice the most?
Put yourself in the vacationer’s shoes and ask yourself why your property should be selected instead of another one.
However, be careful not to copy an already existing text! Google may not like it…

2° Appeal the users

Your property may be charming, but the users won’t know it unless you work on your text details. Get inspired by travel sites, build a story a vacationer is looking for:
“Discover a secret side of Paris”, “Explore the hidden Alps with your family”, etc. Do not (or rarely) shorten words; don’t forget you’re talking to private travelers, not professionals!

3° A catching title and a concise text

Along with the pictures, the title is the first thing a visitor will see when reading your ad. Paying attention to it is a must-do: always prefer a title such as
“Spacious loft in the historical center, stunning view”
Rather than
“Large apartment in city”
Furthermore, filling in the blank fields available on the vacation rental websites will help reduce your text so that you can focus on what really matters. Be concise; target the information you think is interesting and practical without losing the reader after too many paragraphs!

4° Proofreading and updating

When you’re done writing, ask your relatives to proofread the ad. Looking at things from an outside perspective is always positive and who knows, they could bring new ideas to your text!
Now, the ad may be online but it’s not over yet. Update your pictures and the activities that are available depending on the seasons (skiing and snow during winter, hiking and sun during summer, for example).

5° Adjust your ad to the travelers’ questions

When renting your property for the first time, you may have not had the occasion to face the travelers’ questions yet. You could often hear the same questions being asked again, which means important information is missing to your text. Your ad isn’t written in stone; it must be living and gaining information as you go along with the bookings.

Update your ad and save time!

What about you, which tips would you like to share with us?

Romain Giacalone joins BookingSync

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As summer is coming, the BookingSync team is growing and is welcoming a new expert, in order to develop its communication and user product experience. Sebastien Grosjean CEO of BookingSync introduces you Romain through a few questions:

Hello Romain, can you introduce yourself?

Hello, my name is Romain Giacalone. I have been working in SEO; for 5 years, I was in charge of the SEO and Social Media department forRueDuCommerce(an e-commerce leader in France), which then lead me to create my own company specialized in digital communication and marketing : Docteur Folimage, at the beginning of the year 2013.

Since the last 3 years, I have worked for a certain number of clients especially in the tourism field such as the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Airbnb, Toocamp, Rendezvouscheznous.

Awesome! And in addition to your professional experience, you’re also an Airbnb host, aren’t you?

Indeed I am, since discovering Airbnb in 2012, my partner and I decided to open a B&B. More than 4 years later, we’ve had guests from 25 different nationalities at home. That’s an amazing experience.

In 2014, we won the Host Awards contest as we were nominated “Top Host Airbnb France”, rewarding our hospitality.

Let’s talk about your current events

I’ve written a book named “Les conseils d’un Top Host Airbnb pour mieux louer” (“Words of advice from a Top Host Airbnb for a better rental”), which is available in bookshops since April 28th, 2016. In this book, I address all the aspects of seasonal renting and have gathered many pieces of advice helping the seasonal renters fully profiting from Airbnb for their activity. I talk about:

  • My expertise on communication and marketing, sharing ideas on how to develop your own communication strategy, your image and how to retain customers

  • My expertise as an Airbnb host, explaining step-by-step how to use the platform, the traps you should avoid and what can be maximized


Moreover, you can discover the book and download a free extract (only available in french)

Let’s get to the heart of it, what will your position be at BookingSync and why did you join us?

I’ve discovered BookingSync primarily as a user, and got to know the team which is very open and customer centered. I really appreciated that.

At BookingSync, I am in charge of the Marketing and Happiness Strategy, which includes several missions:  

  • Develop the BookingSync image, especially in France

  • Create partnerships with innovating services, aiming to help our clients saving time and renting more (such as with the startup Meero, for example)

  • Helping improve the user experience


I cannot wait to exchange more with the BookingSync customers, and to help them develop their activity.

Book : Advice from a Top Host Airbnb for a better vacation rental

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Published on April 28th, 2016, Les conseils d’un Top Host Airbnb pour mieux louer  (Advice from an Airbnb Top Host for a better rental) is a must-have for every vacation renter as Romain Giacalone, the author, explains every aspect of the vacation rental from the renter’s point of view whether they’re working with Airbnb or not.

It is, for now, only available in French.

By reading the title, you may be wondering what a “Top Host” Airbnb is. A Top Host is a host who received a national Airbnb award (Top Host Awards) rewarding their involvement in the Airbnb community and towards the travelers.

Before being a Top Host, Romain Giacalone was first elected Superhost – but what’s the difference ?

To become a Superhost, you need to follow several criteria :

  • To have hosted travelers on at least 10 different occasions during the past year

  • Answering to at least 90% of the travelers’ requests in less than 24 hours

  • Receiving at least 80% of 5-star ratings

  • Never cancel a booking !

Romain Giacalone and his wife at Paris Airbnb Open November 2015

With this experience as an awarded host, Romain then decided to start writing a book that could help future or existing hosts in the vacation rental sector.

Eager to share his advice, Romain addresses a great variety of subjects in his book, such as:

  • The communication between the hosts and the travelers is a primary issue! For every automatic message sent by the platform, an additional private message is also sent. This way, communication is personalized and the hosts can better target the vacationers’ expectations

  • Local recommendation. To a traveler, you’re much more than a simple host! They wish to know your tips, your habits… in order to live a true experience, just like the one you’re living daily

  • The importance of pictures, which are a real showcase for your property, as much as the importance of the order in which you arrange them

  • The emergence of business travelers in the sector, whose expectations differ from vacationers

  • The Airbnb algorithm that manages the ads and their order of appearance in your researches – don’t underestimate this variable if you wish to improve your visibility

  • The necessity to adapt yourself to new technologies. Don’t settle for simple emails or calls but start using Facebook, Instagram, Line, WhatsApp, etc. as new ways of communication and tools to make your rentals popular !

You’ll find a free extract of this book on the official website here, in French: http://www.livreairbnb.com/

You can buy the book (paper or Kindle) on Amazon : po.st/livre-airbnb and on Archambault : http://po.st/nTO01z

Les conseils d’un Top Host Airbnb pour mieux louer is the ideal tool if you wish to go into vacation rental in depth or start your own business – or if you’re simply curious to know more on the subject!

Storytelling for your vacation rental

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Storytelling: how to pull the travelers in

As a vacation rental professional, you might consider writing the rental ad as just another step in the renting process.

Yet, focusing on that step is very important. Ask yourself this question:

“If I had to talk about that apartment or house to a friend, to make them want to spend their holidays there, what would I tell them?”

Just like your friend, the user who will read your ad needs to dream and be appealed. Taking some holidays and budgeting for it needs some preparation. We all want to spend a good time and live something different than our everyday life.

Is it a nice duplex apartment, downtown, with a terrace ?

It may have character, a view, direct access to nearby typical shops… This property will interest customers who are looking for a city trip, as they could take an aperitif there or enjoy the terrace while eating

You’ll need to start building your catch phrase from the highlighted words. This will be the first sentence to be read by the potential customer:

Amazing duplex with patio, downtown Aix-en-Provence. Live the Provence experience during a week, at the heart of the “1,000 fountains city”. Drink a coffee and eat a croissant on a typical square, in the shade of a plane tree. During the day, walk the streets discovering Cézanne’s trail, and when the night comes, enjoy an aperitif on the patio while contemplating the sun going down on the city roofs.


When reading this kind of ad, a foreign traveler knows they will experience a true stay in Provence. Thanks to this apartment, they will live typical moments of life in Provence.

Peter Mayle: a year in Provence

Do you know Peter Mayle ? A British former executive in the advertisement sector, Peter Mayle fell in love with Provence and settled in Ménerbes, where he wrote his best-seller : A Year in Provence. The book was then translated into 17 languages; but past being a bookshops hit, it really transformed the local tourism, particularly in Ménerbes.

How come?

Because the readers were pulled in, they got to dream in Provence during 245 pages. They put themselves in Peter Mayle’s shoes:

  • Sipping some rosé wine while listening to the singing of the cicadas
  • Watching a pétanque match and hearing chats worthy of a Marcel Pagnol movie
  • And many more moments of a typical Provence life

This example works for any destination; every region of the world, every city has its own specifics.

Think about the clichés, about what people ask the most and turn them into attractive features to rent your property and above all: give them the opportunity to live an experience

How to make your vacation rental a success during the Euro 2016

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In a few hours only, the Euro 2016 will be officially launched and there’s not much chance you haven’t heard about it before. This is a major international soccer event and whether you’re into it or not, you won’t get away from it!

Then, seize the occasion and show your travelers how much you care for them. They’ll surely remember it!

We’ve collected some ideas for you that they could appreciate, at a lesser cost.

  1. Make sure the TV is working! It’s crucial! Imagine facing a breakdown right in the middle of a penalty or a free kick… Offer the travelers a broadcast calendar so that they won’t miss a second of it. Here, you can find a detailed list of the TV channels broadcasting the matches, depending on the country

  2. If you cannot freely access the TV matches, buy a 2-month subscription! For example, you can subscribe to BeIn Sports for only 26€ for the whole competition. This investment will be much welcomed and will get you good rates

  3. Put some beers in the fridge! You could also prepare a special fan kit if some of your vacationers are great soccer fans. Who doesn’t enjoy a cold beer? (Remember to always drink responsibly!)

  4. Home delivery! Leave a few brochures of restaurants or fast foods that can deliver to your property: pizza, sushis, burgers...

  5. But not everybody enjoys soccer. For the ones who’re not into it, why not negotiate with a local spa for a special relaxing moment? You could also create a list of alternative activities that are available in your city at that moment.

Furthermore, you may be lucky enough to enjoy the Euro in your city! Matches will be held in 10 French cities: Paris, Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne, Marseille, Lille, Lens, Saint-Denis and Lyon. They’re just as many opportunities for you to make the difference thanks to your property!

The Euro 2016 is, just like any other major event, a true opportunity to catch. Don’t miss it and make your guests happy !