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#Bridport Together

Published on December 26, 2017 by Heather

For Less Than one Cup of Coffee a Week at Aroma!

#BridportTogether – What does this mean?  What’s it all about?  Read on to find out …!

Bridport Cottages’ aim is to get local Bridport area holiday cottage owners to ‘stick together’ and showcase their properties on one website (Bridport Cottages).  We very much support the philosophy of ‘book directly with the cottage owner’. Together, as a group, we can offer the same website experience as the big Online Travel Agents (OTA’s) like booking.com/Airbnb/Trivagao etc etc … but it is so much better for both you, the cottage owner, as no commission charges AND for your potential guests, as no booking fees. Our mission is to “help small, local businesses grow and compete with the big guys!”

Bridport Cottages is a locally developed and run website that has been up and running for 12 months. We’ve been quietly getting things ready in the background and have taken valuable advice from existing cottage owners who have already listed their properties.

In the last month, we have had over 2,000 visitors to our website and it is growing month on month.

We now want to invite all cottage owners in the area to be included.

We can offer you, the cottage owner:

• Direct referrals to your website
• Direct referrals to your booking system (if you have one) or website enquiry page
• Direct contact with interested visitors
• No commission charges

We offer our website visitors:

• An enjoyable browsing experience
• No booking fees
• Choice of good quality holiday cottages within 15 mile radius of Bridport
Date-driven searches (this is KEY)
• Variety of property types/feature searches
• Direct Links to owners own websites to enquire/book

What’s the catch? There is no catch ….

To list your holiday property, it is just one, low cost annual listing fee. That’s it.  Honestly!  Less than the price of one coffee a week at Aroma!

It’s just £99 per property per annum to list your property on Bridport Cottages.

(discounts apply to owners with multiple properties)

What makes Bridport Cottages different from any other ‘listing’ website?

  • We list only LOCAL properties – within 15 mile radius of Bridport only and not the whole of the UK so visitors aren’t overwhelmed with too much choice!
  • We only list properties with real time availability (you don’t have this? Get in touch today – we can help)

What makes Bridport Cottages different from the OTA website?

Everything! We provide the same tools and website experience as the OTAs but we we don’t charge commission to property owners or booking fees to visitors … and we don’t make it difficult to communicate either! The more properties we get listed then the more we can advertise to bring visitors to our website.

What do you need in place in order to get included in Bridport Cottages?

As a cottage owner you will need:

Your Own Holiday Cottage Website

We need somewhere to push our website visitors so they can see your lovely property.  We don’t deal with any bookings or enquiries ourselves.  You know your property best so we want you to speak/email/book directly with you always.

Don’t have a website?  We can help (we created Bridport Cottages so this is a good example of our work!) 

A Real-time Online Calendar

As you cross out any bookings on your own website calendar, this will ‘sync’ with Bridport Cottages calendar and hence we will always deliver up to date availability (real-time) for your property to our website visitors.  This is what all website visitors want these days.

Don’t have one? We can provide you with one for a one-off cost of £49 and integrate it into your existing website for you.  Just get in touch.

Or

An Online Booking System

As you book dates on your online booking system, this will ‘sync’ with our calendar and hence we will always show up to date availability (real-time) for your property.

Do something today about an alternative to the OTA’s. Together we can do something about it #BridportTogether.

For more info, call Heather on 01297 480882 or email heather@bridportcottages.co.uk

Category: Owner Info