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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.…


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…

Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources

Maximizing the value of every booking

20th June 2019

The hospitality world is rife with competition, be it billion-dollar companies or small local businesses. With that in mind, it is increasingly vital that the value of every book is…

Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources

Create top photos to sell your holiday rental

6th June 2019

A few weeks  ago we welcomed Russell Hogg from ACT Studios to SuperControl HQ in south-west Scotland. Emma had some questions, and Russell shared some seriously savvy photography tips to help you showcase your holiday rental and make your self-catering website stand out. Now we're sharing them with you.

Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources

5 easy ways to boost midweek bookings

31st May 2019

If you've got plenty of advance weekend bookings but struggling with midweek nights, we can help.

Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

Which OTA is right for you? Your questions answered

30th April 2019

There are lots of OTAs to choose from; we talk to Sally Wickens at to discover why holiday rental owners choose them.

Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

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.

Booking behaviour, Latest news, Self-Catering Resources

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.

Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources

How to get more bookings from the channels you advertise on

17th November 2017

If the channels you advertise on aren't getting you more bookings, don't despair. Just a few little tweaks and attention to detail makes all the difference. Follow these steps to to make your listings go from average to exceptional (the principles are the same for all the channels).

Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

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.

Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

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.

Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

Increase visibility and get your self-catering business seen

28th July 2017

This is the second installment in our boot camp re-cap. Today’s article is about the benefits of using third-party channels to boost your self-catering bookings and get your name out…

Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

Increase profits with every booking

21st July 2017

We’re starting a series of blogs based on the talks delivered at SuperControl boot camp earlier this year; so to any self-catering businesses that missed out or need a catch…

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