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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).


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…

Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

Self-catering dictionary

2nd July 2019

There is a lot of jargon floating around in this industry, it can be really hard to keep up with. This article (which we’ll update often), will serve as a…

Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

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.

Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources

How accessible is your self-catering accommodation?

5th October 2018

According to the Papworth Trust1 an estimated 1.9 million households in the United Kingdom require some adaptations to improve accessibility. Between 2009 and 2013 this number increased by 12.4%. Accessibility…

Latest news, Self-Catering Resources

Google is ‘mobile first’ – what does that mean for your self-catering business?

24th September 2018

Google is prioritising mobile-friendly sites. If your holiday rental website isn't mobile-friendly here's what you need to know.

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.

Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

The art of storytelling in three short steps

28th August 2017

Using storytelling to share your guests experience and get more bookings for your self-catering accommodation.

Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

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.

Admin, Booking engine, Knowledge base

Create a sanctuary for your guests

19th December 2016

Spa treatments are in high demand by guests booking holiday rental accommodation. SuperControl booking and management system ensures your guests get what they want.

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