The following information is supplied from the website GuestDiary.com (www.guestdiary.com)

Online Trading Voucher and Restart Grants

If you have a B&B or Guesthouse you can bring your IT uptodate and prepare yourself for the future using the various government supports currently on offer such as the Online Trading Vouchers ie https://www.localenterprise.ie/Discover-Business-Supports/Trading-Online-Voucher-Scheme-/ or Restart Grants http://www.failteireland.ie/grant-plus-for-b-and-bs

A typical small accommodation provider can avail of all of the below for 2376€ + VAT

What we can offer;

  • Website Design (Creation and Hosting and Maintenance. Mobile Responsive and Multi Lingual).
  • Channel Manager (To manage rates and availability on Booking.com/Expedia etc)
  • Booking Engine (With PCI Compliant Credit Card Storage)
  • Diary (Manages your Reservations)
Give Gerry or Andy a call
ROI 074 97 06666
UK 0208 099 4261

Some typical websites;
https://www.thetowerhousebnb.com
https://www.thebutterbean.ie 
http://www.thearchclifden.com
http://www.ryansriverlodge.com 
https://www.danlinehansbar.com 

More Detail;

Website Specification

• Mobile enabled.
• Multi-lingual up to 5 languages.
• It must score 50 or above on Google Website Speed Tester for the MOBILE SITE.
• Will contact a Secure Cert.
• A 'Badge' that appears automatically on the homepage when rooms are available tonight.
• Content controllable by you (ie have a Content Management System).
• Content editable from a mobile phone.
• 'Lazyloading' capability to improve download speed
• A Privacy Policy.
• A Cookie Policy.
• Metatag Management Centre.
• Editable 'popups' on the website homepage.
• Connected Google Analytics Account.
• Provision of a SEO Targetted SiteMap.
• Blog for News and Events.
• Provision for the addition of widgets (ie TripAdvisor reviews etc).
• AUTOMATICALLY displays Special Offers added to the Booking Engine.
• Show room rates in graph format (a la Ryanair)
• Rapid Images storage technology (commonly known as a CDN)
• Links to your social media sites
• Marketing Campaign 'opt-in/sign up'

Booking Engine Specification;

• Mobile enabled.
• Rooms displayed by cheapest price first.
• Booking Engine embedded prominently on the homepage of the website.
• Allows Should display a message if rooms are available today (to encourage booking conversion).
• Displays rooms and rates with a minimum stay longer than the day search (to encourage longer stays).
• Displays alternatives if there are no rooms available for the quantity of adults searched.
• Displays alternative days if there is no availability for the day searched.
• Displays a message if no rooms are available (ie Contact us to join our waiting list etc).
• Ability to prioritise the display of a Special Offer to the top of a Booking Engine.
• Special Offers are highlighted when displayed.
• Ability to add content to the Booking Confirmation (How to find us etc).
• Can provide room prices in different currencies.
• Allows larger images of the room to be visible when clicked.
• Displays full room descriptions.
• Is provided multi-lingual.
• Allows rooms to be sold in different rate plans (ie Room Only or B&B).
• Requires guests to confirm the Terms and Conditions.
• Offers guests the option to opt-in/out of the Marketing program.
• Facility to measure performance using Google Analytics.
• Facility to measure Google Adwords Conversions.
• Provides guests with a clear Booking Confirmation.
• Provides guests with a method of cancelling the reservation.
• Booking Engine is displayed with a clear 'https' (Secure).
• Allows Gift Vouchers to be purchased.
• Facilities the creation and redeeming of Promotion Codes.

Marketing Support will include;

• Addition of Google Analytics
• Site Map Submission
• Metatag Optimisation
• Google Webmaster Account Creation
• Submission of Google Sitemap
• Creation of Favicon
• Creation of Google Places Account
• Web Content Updating
• Creation of Offers
• Site Translation using Google Translate

Property Management System – PMS

• Contactless Checkin and Checkout (*Recently Released due to Covid 19)
• Daily Cashflow Management
• Revenue Reports
• Cloud based PMS
• Generates Bills and applies payments
• Housekeeping Lists
• Breakfast Lists
• Inhouse Lists
• Drag and Drop Reservation Management
• Room Upgrade/Extra Charges

Channel Manager

• Connects to as many as 11 OTA’s (Online Travel Agents).
• Automatically retrieves reservations.
• Automatically manages rates and availability.
• Allows for Channel Prioritisation to reduce commission costs.

The Software will include;

• Secure Cert ('Locked/Secure' Symbol for website.
• QR Codes (For assistance with Covid-19 Compliance ie Allowing the easy download of property instructions onto guests mobile phones.

Along with;

• Free Support
• Free Training
• NO Fixed Contract
• NO Setup fees
Etc, etc