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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. …


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: insurance and short-term lets

8th March 2019

Does your holiday let insurance policy cover everything your business needs? We speak to some experts in the industry to find out more.

Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources

Business rates down one third for English and Welsh self-caterers

31st January 2019

The Professional Association of Self-Caterers (PASC) has secured a significant reduction in Business Rates for self-catering properties in England and Wales. But it will not happen automatically, Alistair Handyside MBE, Executive Chairman at PASC UK explains more including how to apply in this guest blog.

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Regulation in the self-catering industry: health and safety

30th January 2019

Health and safety – three little words that can evoke many emotions for holiday rental owners. At SuperControl, we’re all about making things #SuperSimple, so we’ve created this health and safety…

Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources

Holiday cottage descriptions: does what you write really make a difference?

6th April 2018

There’s one big difference between selling or renting a house and booking a holiday cottage, and that is the ability to view before you buy.  However, just knowing that on its own won’t help you to get more bookings for your holiday cottage. But writing compelling and relevant content for each of your property listings will go a long way to increasing your occupancy.

Industry forecasts, Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources

How will the card payment surcharge ban affect the UK self-catering industry?

1st December 2017

The purpose of the legislation is to save the consumer this cost, but providers will still be charged to process card payments. So what's going to happen? We surveyed self-catering businesses and agencies that currently add a card payment surcharge to discover what they'll do when the legislation takes effect. Here are the results.

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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.

Latest news, Self-Catering Resources

European Holiday Home Awards 2017: enter now

20th June 2017

Do you own Europe's best holiday home? The EHHA is on the hunt for the best self-catering accommodation that Europe has to offer - enter now.

Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

A premier offering to guests and self-catering accommodation providers

4th May 2017

Premier Cottages has more than 20 years' experience in providing quality self-catering holidays. What's the secret to their success and how do they help accommodation providers?

Self-Catering Resources, Work Smart

Three ways to incentivise your guests to book directly

8th December 2016

Show your self-catering guests the value in booking directly with you rather than the booking portals - and save on commission fees!

Booking behaviour, Industry forecasts, Latest news, Market intelligence, Self-Catering Resources

Rural self-catering in England worth £3bn per year

12th October 2016

According to a report for the English Association of Self Catering Operators (EASCO), which was released yesterday, rural self-catering in England contributes £3.04billion per year to the economy from accommodation spend…

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