Ilaria - Community Manager

Introduce yourself – August edition

Welcome to the Partner Community!

We’re happy to have you on board. We’re also eager to hear from you – add a comment below and tell us:

  • Who you are and where you’re from
  • What kind of property you run and how long you’ve been doing it
  • What you hope to get out of your Booking.com partnership

If you’re visiting the forum for the first time, don’t forget to read our Community Guidelines.

We’re looking forward to getting to know you!

- Ilaria

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M Adamopoulou 4 years ago

Ilaria thank you very much for welcoming us!!!

CHERAI BEACH R… 4 years ago

Kerala Government has introduced Kerala Flood Cess (“KFC”) of 1% in addition to the normal GST of 18%, with effect from August 1, 2019.  Accordingly the Rent collected by us from 01/08/2019, will attract 1% KFC in addition to the normal GST of 18%. In the context the rate of total tax to be collected by us is @ 19% of rent.

When we wrote to make the above modification to Booking.com customer service, they have changed the rate from 18% to 1%.  It is wrong.  it should have been made to 19% (18 + 1 )

We have already got four bookings through Booking.com since 01/08/19, showing the wrong rate of tax @ 1%.Please make the rate of tax as 19% at your earliest.

The requests sent to customer service by e mail to make the aforesaid correction, remain as unattended.  Hence this request for your urgent intervention.  Please help.


Jessy John

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Benita Cyster 4 years ago

HI thanks for the August welcome.  Greetings from a well drenched Cape Winelands, South Africa -  thanks God for one of the best winter rains seasons for our drought stricken area - HI Maria and Cherai Beach - 

Booking.com partnership grows in strength for Genius partners and platform growth for providers like us. 

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Anthea 4 years ago

Hi, I'm Anthea Shrager, the owner of The Pool House, Barbados. I joined the forum a few months ago, but never really introduced myself.

I am British by birth but live between Barbados and United Kingdom.  I am married to Lord Nicholas Shrager.  The Pool House is a one-bedroom cottage, nestled in its own enchanted garden next door to our Barbados residence.  We are three minutes walk from the beach and can hear the ocean from the house and garden.  The garden attracts tropical birds and butterflies during the day and whistling frogs at night.  My husband and I love to entertain and use The Pool House to make and entertain new and interesting friends.  We also live showing our guests other aspects of the island which they would never receive if they stayed at a hotel or guest house / apartment.

I accepted the invitation  to join the forum a few months ago and like the idea of sharing ideas and helping others with suggestions for their challenges.  I am learning from the experiences of others.

So that's me.


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M Adamopoulou 4 years ago

Anthea, it’s a pleasure having you in the Partner Community.  Your contribution is very helpful.

Thank you for introducing yourself...it’s so nice to learn things about you...

Wow!!! Barbados must be adorable.  I love the ocean.   My country is surrounded by sea and incredible small islands. My house is not near it but I have a splendid panoramic view.  It’s feels like I am looking from an airplane!!!

Please share some photos of your amazing place.

Wish you a beautiful day..

Owen Hartley 4 years ago

Hello, I am Angela and very new to this. Any information for newcomers? 

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M Adamopoulou 4 years ago

Hi! Owen and welcome to the Partner Community.

Search and you will find anything you want...

Above all love your guests and they will love you in return!!!

Wish you a great start!!!