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How to get more bookings in low season

Greetings,

This year will be my second November, December & January trading. Until the ski season got going, the bookings fell off a cliff from the very end of October through to the end of January, aside from Christmas & Hogmanay. I have promotions and Secret Deals but at the present, booking remain sparse for these months.

Can anyone in a similar position who has an apartment business offer any suggestions? Have you had much luck searching for contractor contracts to see you through the lean months? I am 100% full from April to late October but then nowt so there isn't even a tailing off; it is feast and then famine!

Any words or advice would immediately put you on my Christmas Card list. Thank you ever so much,

N

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Mashi Niwarthana

Lowering price and giving promotions are the best things to get more bookings in low season.. :-)

4 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Lowering prices and giving promotions will probably bring guests but what kind of guests I wonder???

4 months ago
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John

Hi..Good morning...somebody could help? Mostly from january to april is a low season in my area...we have no reservation at all, my question is how to handle this season?

4 months ago
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John

Thank you for your advise,...well..most my guest are the europien who would like to feel something as feeled by the local community,

4 months ago
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Katerinka12

I will join Mashi and Maria..
Lowering prices and promotions would help. Would you mind to give us an idea on what kind of place you have? Location? Why low season?

4 months ago
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Mashi Niwarthana

We have low season in February, March, July, August, September, October.
So we give discounts, offering promotions.
So some students, some couples come to our place. When i ask from them the reason for flying to srilanka in the low season, they just said that they don't like to visit in the busy period and they have wanted to stay calm and relaxing.
So those kinds of people come li the low season.

4 months ago
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Leandri Klopper

Heya,

I also suggest offering Add-ons for cheaper than usual (if that is viable). Breakfast/dinner etc.

Last min specials work best, as your property then has to opportunity for bookings made at higher rates until nr 99.

Hope you get the answers you are hoping for.

Mashi, I would love to fly to Srilanka like right now. But that's because it's peak season and I have barely 2 rooms booked via Booking.com throughout 4 properties listed... dunno what the hell happened this year as my last year March holiday was much better.

*le sigh* Happy Friday all.

4 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Adds-on is a very smart idea Leandri.
Wish your bookings start coming...
Have a nice day...

4 months ago
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Mashi Niwarthana

Ms. Leandri,
Fly to SriLanka. And when you come to Yala area, make sure to inform me.. 😉😊

Greetings from SriLanka

4 months ago
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Sandseatravel

Hello, My beautiful property is on Long Island New York The season during the winter months, are the best shopping, winter scenery, Just 30 minutes to New York City, where the ball fall new year and and all the best restaurant. Summertime fun lots of tours and shopping and sightseeing. A great place if you are working at the college or working on business in the city. I am offering deep discount to all host. Come visit new you.

Also my second Property is not the entire house like New York, It only a room for two located in Sunny Florida, all is welcome st a discount price as well. Come visit Florida also.

Ellease Ellis

3 months ago