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How to attract min. 4 person bookings?

Hey guys,

Let me first start by saying I'm an apartment owner, not a hotel owner.

This being said, I'm very interested in finding out how to max out my apartment. I can accommodate 4 guests, however, I mostly get only 2 person bookings. My curiosity is simple. More persons, more revenue.

I don't want to exclude the 2 person booking option for the fear of being unbooked, but I'm curious on how to increase my chances of being booked by larger groups.

How are you guys handling this type of situation?

Best of luck!

Sergiu

 

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Thuild - Your …

Salut Sergiu,

What you could do is increase the price a bit for 3-4 people extra and make a very big promotion on it, like the 30-40% one.

That will increase your visibility and drive 3-4 person bookings.

You will need to tweak this in the calendar and room setup to make the best of it.

Best regards,

Zsolt - www.thuild.com

1 year ago
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Sergiu

Multumesc Zsolt,

The strategy is indeed interesting but how can you increase the price for 3-4 people without automatically increasing it for 2 persons as well?

From what I know, Booking starts the pricing from your full capacity (in my case 4) and then discounts down until your minimum capacity (in my case 2). You can't have preferential prices for 2 and bigger for 4.

Still, I will take in consideration your idea and apply it to see if it works. From my experience so far, the promotional menu hasn't helped me so much and I've tried lots of promo.

Thanks!

Sergiu

1 year ago
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Thuild - Your …

You can try doing the following setup.

I get it now why it's working for me, because I use a channel manager, therefore the occupancy can be split.

If you want, I can have a great CM and PMS set up for you if you have more units or you have friends who have apartments in your city.

You could join my franchise, Thuild and it can increase a bunch of sales for you.

PS: It is not worth doing for 1 apartment as costs/month will be high. But 5 apartments will cost just around 10-12 Euro/month for the software.

Best regards,

Zsolt

1 year ago