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8 Free Tools Useful for Hotels and Guesthouses
to share with you some free tools we find particularly useful here at the
All the tools
and software listed here are free to use. They all offer a free account or the
choice of a paying account with added features. If you are at the beginning of
the online marketing campaign for your Hotel, B&B or Holiday Rental, a free
account will satisfy most of your needs for a while.
the 8 Tools we use daily :
– Free online Photo Library
– Image Working Software – (Simple version of Photoshop)
Screenshot – Allows you to easily take Screenshots.
– E zine generator for bulk e mailing.
- Secure online ‘safe’ for your passwords
Alert – Alerts you when people post specific content to the Web.
– Allows you to transfer images online.
– Free online Spell Checker
This is a
free online photo library. This site has professional photos free of rights. You
can download these photos for free for your website, post on Facebook, to
illustrate a blog article…
offers an ultra simplified version of photoshop. Thanks to Canva you will be
able to create a professional advertising image without having any technical
knowledge. Canva offers a free or paid subscription depending on the features
you want to use. The free account is very complete with a template for Facebook
post and videos.
This is a
free extension for your browser. It allows you to take screenshots very easily.
This extension is very handy when you encounter a technical problem: by sending
a screenshot of your problem to your account manager, he can analyze more
quickly where the problem comes from.
is an online software that lets you easily send email campaigns to your
customers. Mailchimp offers a free account to start with up to 500 contacts in
your database. If you are new to email campaigns, the free account should cover
your needs for a while.
This is a
secure online safe for your passwords. You can subscribe to a free or paid
account depending on the number of users. Thanks to Last Pass you will have
only one password: all sites and other passwords are managed directly from your
account. Not only does Last Pass offer more security than an Excel password
file, Last Pass allows you to access your passwords anywhere, anytime. You can
share your access with other users and stop this sharing at any time.
Alert is a free tool that we particularly like for writing blogs. If you're short
of inspiration or need to keep yourself informed easily on certain topics, just
go to Google Alert and create an alert. For example if you are a Hotel in Uzès,
you can set up an alert 'Uzes France' 4 Festival Uzès’
send you an alert everytime something new have been published about your ‘
theme / subject’ : Google Alert gives
you access to a constant flow of information from which you will find blog
subjects to keep your website up to date with relevent information.
is a free website that lets you send large files like photos in seconds.
It is a
free online spell checker. When you publish things online, it’s always better
without spelling mistakes!