What photos do I need to attract more families to my property?
To get guests to book your property, you first need to grab their attention with an attractive property page. Your photos play a key role in this process. In this guide, we’ll explain how to take stunning pictures that’ll make your property irresistible to families.
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Your photography should -
- Use a digital camera (the latest smartphones also have good cameras).
- Shoot landscape (horizontal) images only – these look best on Booking.com.
- Photos must have a high resolution (at least 2048 x 1080 pixels).
- Take pictures from a height of 100-160cm (3-5ft).
- When photographing guests, please avoid showing their faces.
- Make sure your subject (person, amenity) is in the centre of the image, whenever possible.
- Photos on Booking.com can be cropped in various ways, so it’s always safest to keep your subject at the centre.
- Try not to get too close to the subject. Allow enough distance for the subject to fit in the middle.
- Remember that the image you see in your extranet gallery is a pre-cropped photo.
Please avoid road signs, parked cars (where possible), and no recognisable people passing by.
If you offer any of the following amenities, try to take photos of as many of them as possible:
- Kids club facilities
- Outdoor play area
- Waterslides / waterpark
- Children’s swimming pool
- High chairs
- Kitchen / Kitchenette
- Excursions (e.g. pamphlets in lobby)
- Sports facilities
- Safety features like pool fences / stair gates
- Any other facilities for families
Once you've taken photos of everything you need, find out how to add them to your property page.
Your property page content
- How can I create the perfect property page?
- How to change or update your property address
- Adding, changing and updating my contact details
- Changing your property description
- How can I update my property's facilities?
- How can I add information to ‘The fine print'?
- How can I change information about my internet connection?
- How to rename your property listing title
- How can I change my position on the map?
- Letting guests know when a facility is temporarily closed
- All you need to know about quality ratings
- How do I get my property’s map coordinates from Google Maps?
- How to show guests what I do to protect them in regard to coronavirus?
- Updating your sustainability practices
- Guest Q&A feature
- Displaying cleanliness measures
- What is the Work-Friendly Programme?
- How to update check-in services
- Optimising the traveller search experience to boost visibility
- Using the Room differentiation tool or Unit differentiation tool to generate more high-value bookings
- Updating your swimming pool facility details
- Updating your property page
- Travel Sustainable: FAQs
- Room or Unit differentiation tool: FAQs
- What photos do I need for my home, apartment or holiday rental?
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- What are guest-generated photos?
- How do I add, change and update my photos?
- How do I rotate photos?
- Why are some photos not showing on my page?
- How to take better photos of your property
- How can I add photos of specific rooms or units?
- How can I tag my photos?
- Understanding the smart ordering feature
- How can I change my main photo?
- How can I change the order of my photos?
- How can I delete a photo?