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Self-catering booking trends through UK lockdown to 26 May 2020

26th May 2020

The data for this analysis are from bookings made in SuperControl Online Booking & Management System from 01/01/2019 to 26/05/2020. The 12,837 UK properties in…


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Christmas bookings … in August

13th August 2019

Does your holiday rental have bookings for Christmas and New Year? Here's some tips to help self-catering businesses maximise revenue this festive season (and next).

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Marketing your holiday rental business: an overview

15th July 2019

As a holiday rental owner, small or large, we know you have a lot of tasks to juggle to ensure the smooth-running of your business. Marketing your self-catering properties and…

Booking behaviour, Self-Catering Resources

Quirky vacation rentals

2nd July 2019

The ever-growing self-catering market has produced some pretty nifty properties. With self-catering holidays remaining more popular than holidays abroad, consumers are looking for unique experiences.  In no particular order, we…

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12 ways to ensure your holiday cottage is autism-friendly

10th December 2018

How can self-caterers make your holiday cottage is suitable – and welcoming - for someone with autism? Paula Alexander, Managing Director at Holiday Cottage Compare explains in this guest article.

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Regulation in the self-catering industry: Setting up your business

12th October 2018

This article is the next installment in our regulations in the self-catering industry series, highlighting title deeds, planning permission and more to ensure your holiday rental is fully compliant.

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The top 5 self-catering trends

30th March 2018

Last year one booking every minute was processed through SuperControl, providing holidays for more than two million guests. At the end of March 2018, this year's booking total is already more than £192m. We constantly check our data to monitor booking behaviour and identify self-catering trends, so we can share advice and best practice tips with the SuperControl community and the wider industry. Here's what has caught our attention recently.

Industry forecasts, Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources

Industry analysis: 2017 in review

5th January 2018

In 2017 there were three key areas that stood out in the self-catering industry: guest experience, booking channels and smarter pricing.

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5 ways to prove your holiday rental is the best

9th November 2017

To get noticed in a digital world you have to prove that what you say is true, and that begins when someone starts searching online for their next holiday. You do that by providing a snippet of the experience and giving guests a taste of what's to come. Read on to discover how.

Latest news, Self-Catering Resources

Government to stop card payment surcharges

16th October 2017

Do you accept debit or credit card payments when guests book your your self-catering property online or over the phone? The legislation on the charges you can add is changing, here's what you need to know.

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Use your data to get more bookings

15th September 2017

Use the data in your online booking system to encourage direct bookings and repeat visits. Here's how self-catering agencies and owners can use SuperControl to analyse their guests’ data, enabling personalisation before and during their stay.

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How to grow your self-catering business with smarter pricing

21st August 2017

Yield management for self-catering businesses is about maximising profits, not occupancy. It's increasing your profits without increasing costs. Find out how.

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Does your website give guests what they want?

27th June 2017

We survey self-catering guests to get feedback about their online booking experience and discover what they want from a holiday rental website.

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