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Introduce Yourself: April Edition

Are you new to our community? First of all, welcome! We hope the forum will be a useful source of support and advice for you.

Introducing yourself in the comments below is a great way to kick off a conversation with a fellow partner. Here are some good questions to get you started...

  • Where are you from?
  • What kind of property do you own?
  • What are you hoping to get out of joining the forum?

And if you’d like more information about how the Community works, take a look at the Community Guidelines  – it explains everything from how to upload your profile picture to what sort of content we don’t accept.

Want to get involved straight away? Check out our unanswered tab on our homepage or jump straight into one of our featured conversations.

Once again, welcome to the forum – and happy posting!



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M Adamopoulou

Hi! Ilaria since its Spring and everything is blooming I would like to wish everybody Happy Spring from Oropos, Greece with this nice picture of a tree called Koutsoupia in Greek, which is commonly known as Judas Tree. It blossoms only in April.

Happy Spring my beautiful partners...

3 months ago
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Waihekefourseasons

Good Morning everyone! Other side of the world In NZ it's autumn and raining :-) . Just joined booking.com and have yet to wait for the booking flow to start but can't wait! Nice to be part of it!

Happy weekend, Astrid

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Hi! Astrid nice to have you in the forum.
Other side of the world although it’s Spring we are having low temperatures and many showers....Climate has changed so much...
Wish you all the best and welcome to the forum...

3 months ago
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Melvin Moon

Hola Nice People, I'm Melvin Moon my places are on the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico. I join booking.com the first week of March. I'm happy to be partnering with them and you wonderful people all around the world.

Thank you

Melvin Moon

Casa Luna

3 months ago
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Brendan Kerchoff

Hello there,

Brendan Kerchoff here from SA (South Africa)- only been using this site for about 3 months now.

And absolutely love love love the industry of servicing guests and making there much needed trip all that worthwhile

Much Love

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Hi Melvin Moon and welcome to the forum.

Puerto Rico Island is certainly a magnificent place for holidays. Please share with us some pictures of your place.

Have a great weekend...

3 months ago
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Ilaria

Hello M Adamopoulou and welcome to you all to this great community!

It's nice to see new partners from all over the world!

Please feel free to share some pictures with us on what represents you and your property at its best.

Look forward to your next post.

Ilaria

3 months ago
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Wella694

hi there,
Im Wella from Cape Town, South Africa...Im new on Bookings.com & hoping to host lots of guests @ my cozy townhouse ...thanks

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Ilaria thanks for your invitation...
Since I mostly use my IPhone (some other partners also do) is it possible that you give us feedback when uploading feature will be available???
In the meantime I will try to use Katerinkas method....
Thanks in advance for your kind support...

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Thanks to Katerinka everything is possible....

3 months ago
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Ana Gerardino

Hello!! I was so busy getting the business up and running that I never had the time to check this amazing forum.

I am from the Dominican Republic - currently living in Jarabacoa.
We have a Bed and Breakfast called Casa Melba and hope I can share my experiences and ideas with everyone here, and most importantly learn more about hosting and life from all the experts and no so experts partners like me. ;)

Cheers to everyone!

Ana

3 months ago
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Ilaria

Welcome to the forum Ana!

We're very happy to have you on board! Feel free to share your expertise and thoughts with other partners, they will surely appreciate your input and experience.

You could jump into this conversation, "What makes you proud" and learn more about what other partners like to share.

Looking forward to your next post!

Ilaria

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Ana thanks for sharing with us your beautiful place...
My cousin lives in Canada and last year she visited your beautiful country and she enjoyed every minute of her stay.
Wish you a happy day...

3 months ago
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Sennidan Singh

Hello Namaste Ilaria ,

I am Sennidan from Jaipur India we running heritage hotel now we have summer start now temperature around 40 very less guest in upcoming month May & June we are ruining some offers summer

3 months ago
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Imahardika

Hello everyone, introduce myself, I'm Wayan from Bali. I joined booking.com in August last year. my business is growing rapidly thanks to booking.com. I manage the villa complex in Nusa Dua.

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Hi! Sennidan-Singh and welcome to the forum.

Very high temperatures!!! Wish you a great season start...

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Hi! -Imahardika and welcome to the forum.

Bali is a marvelous place for holidays. My cousins are visiting your most popular Island this Easter. They are meeting with family and friends there coming from Australia, a very big reunion and celebration for them.

Your place looks fantastic. Wood floor matches so beautifuly with the pool...

Wish you have best guests....

3 months ago
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Leannemccarty23

Hi I’m Leanne and my husband is Steve, we opened last January 2018 with a studio that we have attached to the back of our house. We run a bed and breakfast, we did this because accommodation here is very tight over the summer period due to a lot of motels and hotels taking in WINZ people, but I must say that we get a bit of flack from the old folks who book in, thinking we are a motel, clearly they just dont read past the first couple of words... grrrr then the old dears put feed back as a young couple travelling(come on, they are definitely not young lol) they are the ones that give us bad scores, the rest love us 😊

3 months ago
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Ilaria

Welcome to the Partner Forum Sennidan Singh , Imahardika and Leannemccarty23 ,

It's great to see new partners sharing about themselves and their beautiful properties.

If you would like to be part of other conversations around the forum, I can recommend a few:

Show and Tell - Are you Easter ready? or April Photo Challenge - Your most popular piece of furniture.

Last but not least, you could take a look at this very useful post made by one of our partners, Katerinka12 , on how to appear high on search results.

Look forward to your next post!

Ilaria

3 months ago
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Strand Homestay

Hi! M Adamopoulou,

I am from Sri Lanka and wish to show a flower that blooms in April, ERAMUDU~ A BRIGHT RED FLOWER signyfying that Sinhala/Hindi New Year is round the corner.Photo: L. J. Mendis Wickramasinghe

Sinhala/Hindi new year dawned on April 14th.

3 months ago
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Strand Homestay

I am Asoka from Sri Lanka, runs a seven roomed home-stay in Unawatuna Homestay STR@ND!

HAVE BEEN ON BOOKING.COM SINCE 2016, BUT ENTERED THE FORUM ONLY RECENTLY..

Nice getting to know you folk!

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Wow!! -Strand-Homestay thank you so much... Amazing flowers...amazing colors...
Thanks for sharing...

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Nice to have you here....
Keep on posting...

3 months ago
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Sjbwai

Hi Suejane from Waihi in New Zealand. I have 2 accomodation units on a rural lifestyle property with Alpacas, hens, cat and 4 small inside dogs. I still currently work as Dairy Farm Manager, no longer physical but financial. I have spent most of my life living overseas and I really do enjoy having guests coming to stay as I get to practice my languages.

This is not my main income but I enjoy it. Also host Woofers, great value.

My attitude as a Kiwi is laid back, very trusting and I just go with the flow. Mind you I get totally pissed off when any website tells me to reduce my price in winter, they do not pay my electricity invoice and i can only depend on rainwater. This year has been horrible, no rain.for months. Has cost me $ to keep my business going with water.

Have fun in the sun to all of you in the Northern hemisphere.

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Hi! Suejane from N Zealand. How nice to have you here.
I am from Oropos Greece and this April we have so much rain it’s unbelievable...
Today we have a brilliant sun but tomorrow rain is accepted again.
Keep we’ll...

3 months ago
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Ian at Numurka…

we joined booking .com about 12-18 months ago.

started our Self Contained Apartments about 2 years ago.

Won 2 x awards in 2018 from booking.com

enjoyed working with booking.com.

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Congratulations Ian keep up the excellent work.
Wish you all the best.

2 months ago
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Strand Homestay

We thank many guests who sent messages of sympathy on account of Easter Sunday Bombings in our country. Although we are away from the scenes of violence, our hearts bleed for all innocent people who suffered. Guests who stayed in Colombo hotels that came under attack faced death and injury,

We grieve with families who lost loved ones.

We are strengthened by messages of solidarity we have received and thank all who are with us in this moment of sadness. Thank you.

Asoka Weerasinghe, Strand Homestay, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka.

2 months ago
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Janice

Hello everyone.

I am from the beautiful, tiny island of Malta. We have 6 villas which we offer to our guests. We had been in business for over 20 years now however we only recently joined Booking.com. We hope to start getting business from this OTA soon:)

Hope you had a good Easter and may I take the opportunity to sympathise with all the people of Sri Lanka and all the other nations that were hit with these awful attacks.

Janice Baldacchino

Baldacchino Villas, Malta

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Dreadful bombing in Sri Lanka in Easter time!!! So many people were killed and wounded in this deadliest attack. My dearest sympathy to all people of Sri Lanka.

2 months ago
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Malakati Homes…

Bula friends, This is Chris from Malakati Homestay in Nacula Island of Fiji.

Welcome to our homestay, we are closed to Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, compared with them we are non-luxury but lifetime memorable in our Fijian village lifestyle with private beach and lovely people.

Please feel free to come to our Facebook page, anyone who recommend your friends to come, please let me know, I will give your friend and you a big discount!! Vinaka(Thank you)!!

https://www.facebook.com/malakatihomestay/

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Hi! Vinaka and welcome to the forum.

I ckecked your fb site and your place is very extraodrinary. The islands are my favorites, wherever they might be in the world.

Thank you for posting and for your kind offer.

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Hi! Brendan. Cheers!!!

Very clear and beautiful wine!!! Is it made by you???

2 months ago
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Strand Homestay

M Adamopoulou & Janice Baldacchino.

Thank you for your expression of sympathies for the people of Sri Lanka who faced Easter Sunday Bombings. Culprits were apprehended within hours and over 100 suspects had been arrested. Also a big haul of armaments has been recovered. Bombers managed to carry out blasts only in 3 churches and 3Top Hotels in Colombo. Subsequent blasts were suicide attempts by suspect bombers.

General Curfew has been lifted except few areas in the east.

Many tourists still remain in safer down south areas like Unawatuna, Mirissa.30% drop in tourism feared.

2 months ago
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Ian at Numurka…

M. Adamopolou - your topic about the bombings - it's a facebook thing I think.

2 months ago
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Strand Homestay

Mr. Ian:

Facebook and other social media are suspended in SL to control harmful and false news being posted.

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Hello! Strand-Homestay and thanks for your informing comment.

2 months ago
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Malakati Homes…

Thanks friends for your all comments, I really appreciated it. Please be Facebook friend with us..

I surely will give you discount!!

2 months ago
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Strand Homestay

Facebook and other social media apps are now active again.

500 Dutch nationals 1ne 150 Europeans were flown out of SriLanka, but many traveler4s are still in the country, more than100 tourists are walking about in Unawatuna and can be seen on the beach and restaurant.

Fresh arrivals also recorded at BIA, the main entry point.

2 months ago