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Deactivate istant booking (make first a request)
how do I deactivate instant booking? (to make first a request)
This is one of the features of BDC people book instant.
As far as I know I haven't discovered it can be done differently.
Airbnb has the same, but also with the option of requesting first. And I like that because I can choose whoever is coming to my property or not, for whatever reason I may want to stop the booking, delay or ask questions to future guests.
It is not handy for the booker if they can not book instant
At the other hand for us, it can prevent a lot of trouble if people ask questions first :
What is your bed like, is it firm or soft / Are there any grocery stores near you? / How far to the beach / can my children come etc.
I don't mind to put in some work answering questions, as long as they realize that I am in New Zealand and things may take a bit longer to get the answer ;) All depending where the question comes from.
People who are smart do wait. People who don't have the patience to wait are probably not the easiest guests and I don't mind if they go somewhere else, hahaha !