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We cover all the tips and trends that you need to know to stay on top of your game when it comes to online booking sites.

Browse through our posts below or download our exclusive report on the most profitable booking sites for small accommodation providers.


10 Interesting Facts About Online Travel Sales in the US

Online travel sales are a constant source of growth as guests and accommodation providers alike adapt to new technology and the general trend of booking behaviour.

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8 Effective Tips for Improving Your Small Hotel’s Direct Bookings

There are many ways you can drive more direct bookings at your B&B, but sometimes the best answers are the simplest ones. Here are the top tips for your small hotel.

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6 Great Reasons to Combine the Power of Walk-In Reservations and Online Distribution

Walk-in reservations should still hold a valuable place in your small hotel and B&B distribution strategy. Here’s why you should value it along with online distribution…

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How To Use Facebook’s New Features To Your Small Hotel’s Advantage

Make sure your B&B’s Facebook strategy is optimized by being aware of the way you can use updates and new features to engage with your guests.

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How to Boost Bookings With Segmentation and Special Offers

Defining the target audience at your hotel is impossible to do without guest segmentation. Here’s how you can narrow your marketing strategy.

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How To Engage Guests On Social Media To Increase Return Stays

Social media is a powerful tool that allows you to engage broadly with your target market. Here’s how to use it to drive return business to your hotel.

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How to Win Back Customers Who Book on an OTA

All hotels and B&Bs need to find a balance between direct bookings and OTA bookings. While hotels might not be able to survive without OTA connection, you want to be securing as many direct bookings as possible to avoid commission fees. One way to do this is to first understand customer behaviour. So what defines […]

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Book on Google: What Small Accommodation Providers Need to Know

Here’s what all small accommodation providers should know about Book on Google.

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Why Airbnb is Not a Threat for B&Bs and Small Hotels

As Airbnb increases in popularity, it’s important to take a step back and understand how it really impacts your small hotel, bed and breakfast, inn, or guesthouse. We discuss why you shouldn’t be worried.

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How To Make OTA Commissions Less Painful at Your Small Hotel

Commissions paid to online travel agencies (OTAs) can be a big pain for small hotels, but they don’t have to be. Here’s how to lessen that pain.

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How Your Small Hotel Can Compete With an OTA’s Acquisition Budget

Small hotels usually see online travel agencies (OTAs) as the competition, but it’s not all black and white. Here’s how you should be working with them.

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Metasearch Engines and OTAs: What’s the Difference?

With all of the recent changes, it’s easy to confuse metasearch engines with online travel agencies (OTAs). We explore how they differ and how it affects your small hotel’s distribution strategy.

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Google Hotel Ads for Small Hotels

What is Google Hotel Ads and how should you be using it to fill empty beds at your small property? Read this post to learn everything you need to know.

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What are the Best Booking Sites for Small Hotels and B&Bs? [Video]

Watch this video to learn which booking sites are most profitable for small accommodation providers like small hotels, bed and breakfasts, and inns.

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Why TripAdvisor’s Ranking Algorithm Change Is A Good Thing for Small Hotels

TripAdvisor recently changed how it ranks hotels for researching travelers. Here’s why it’s a good thing for your small hotel.

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Why Your B&B Shouldn’t Be Scared of Airbnb

At the mention of Airbnb, you might shudder as you feel a sense of anxiety sweep over you. Here’s why you shouldn’t let it faze your B&B.

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GDS vs. Channel Manager: What’s Better for Small Hotels?

Is a global distribution system (GDS) or a channel manager best for small hotels? We discuss the two options here.

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Google Shakes Up Mobile & Desktop: What It Means for Small Accommodation Providers

Google has significantly changed their mobile and desktop interfaces – and it’s for a good reason. Here’s how it impacts your B&B, small hotel or inn.

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Should Your Small Hotel Sign Up to TripAdvisor Instant Booking?

TripAdvisor is rolling out its Instant Booking offering to more countries around the globe. Should your small hotel sign up? Let’s discuss.

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Which Online Booking Sites Work Best for Small Hotels? [Slides]

Wondering which online booking sites will bring reservations to your small hotel? Flick through these slides to find out.

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How to Keep More of Your B&B’s Revenue When Working With OTAs

While online travel agencies (OTAs) can be expensive, there are definitely ways to keep more of your revenue while working with them. Here are three strategies to use.

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The Best Booking Sites for Thai Small Accommodation Providers [Infographic]

Which booking sites should Thai small accommodation providers use to attract a fresh set of guests this year? Find out with this handy infographic.

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The Best Online Booking Sites for Small Hotels in Australia and New Zealand

Check out this infographic to learn which booking sites are most profitable for small hotels in Australia and New Zealand.

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What Airbnb’s Rapid Uptake Means for Small Accommodation Providers

Here’s what Airbnb’s increasing popularity means for small hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and guesthouses.

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The Best Hotel Booking Sites for UK and Spanish Small Accommodation Providers [Infographic]

Which hotel booking sites are best for small hotels in the United Kingdom and Spain? Have a look at this handy infographic to find out.

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Which Online Hotel Booking Sites Should You Partner With? [Decision Tree]

Use this handy infographic to figure out which online hotel booking sites you should use to increase occupancy at your small hotel or bed and breakfast.

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The Best Hotel Booking Sites for Small Hotels in North America [Infographic]

Here’s a handy infographic on the best hotel booking sites for small hotels in the United States of America and Canada.

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What Are The Best Booking Sites for Small Hotels in 2016? [Infographic]

Which booking sites should you partner with in 2016? Find out what the most effective booking sites are for small hotels, based on what actually worked for our customers.

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Exclusive Report: The Most Profitable Booking Sites in 2016 for Small Hotels

Which booking sites should you partner with in 2016? Download this exclusive report to gain exclusive insights into which booking sites generate the most profit for small accommodation providers across the globe.

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The Evolving State of Metasearch in 2016 [Video]

Watch this video to learn how you can harness metasearch engines to drive occupancy at your small hotel.

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How to Screen Potential Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)

Here’s what to look for in your OTAs, so that you can make sure you’re getting the most value (and bookings) out of the relationship.

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Is ‘The Billboard Effect’ Still Effective for Small Hotels?

Here’s a run-down of why some believe that ‘The Billboard Effect’ is dying, as well as our take on what this means for small accommodation providers.

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Why Everyone is Talking About TripTease’s Price Check Widget

If you’re a small accommodation provider and you’re wondering why you keep hearing about the controversial Price Check Widget by TripTease, look no further.

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Trivago Jumps on the Instant Booking Bandwagon: What Does it Mean for Your B&B?

Trivago’s Direct Connect is a new offering to help hoteliers improve their direct booking channel. Here’s what it means for your bed and breakfast.

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Top 3 Challenges to Increasing Direct Bookings (And What Your B&B Can Do About It)

The biggest challenges to increasing your share of direct online bookings, and what your B&B can do today to start tipping the scales in your favor.

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Expedia buys HomeAway: What it Means for Your Small Hotel

Read this post to learn what Expedia’s recent acquisition of HomeAway means for your small hotel, bed and breakfast, inn, or guest house.

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Distribution Partnerships That Will Bring More Guests to Your B&B

Establish these strategic distribution partnerships to help you sell your bed and breakfast’s rooms to international guests.

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Google Updates: Bye Bye Hotel Finder, Hello More Options for Small Hotels

Here’s everything that small hotels need to know about Google’s recent major updates with Hotel Finder, their Ads Commission Program, and Book on Google.

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3 Common Online Distribution Mistakes All Innkeepers Should Avoid

Make sure you avoid these most common mistakes that innkeepers make when they enter the big wide world of online distribution.

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What’s New With Rate Parity: A Breakdown for Small Hotels

We discuss the recent changes to rate parity laws in France, and what it means for small hotels around the globe.

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How Can Meta Search Engines Benefit Small Hotels?

Here’s how meta search engines can benefit small hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and guesthouses.

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3 Steps to Triggering ‘The Billboard Effect’ For Your Small Hotel

Here’s how you can encourage travelers to book direct when they’ve found your small hotel through a third party site (also known as ‘The Billboard Effect’.

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How Small Hotels Can Win Over Guests Who Didn’t Book Direct

Here’s how small hotels, B&Bs, inns and guesthouses can engage with guests who aren’t booking direct – so that next time, they book with you instead!

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The Dos & Dont’s of Online Distribution for Small Hotels

Here are some dos and dont’s small hoteliers will need to know to master the online playing field.

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FREE Ebook: How to Play the Online Channels Like A Pro – Tips for Small Accommodation Providers

This eBook is for any small accommodation provider who wants insider tips on how to work with online booking sites to get more bookings.

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Online Booking Tips from Booking.com: What Small Hotels Can Do [Interview]

Booking.com talks to us about how they can help small hotels get more online reservations.

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Online Booking Tips from TripAdvisor: What Small Hotels Can Do [Interview]

TripAdvisor talks to us about how they can help small hotels manage their online reputation and more importantly, get more online bookings.

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How Bath Independent Guest House Association Get Members More Direct Bookings With an All-In-One Reservation System

Learn how an independent guest house association increased direct bookings for its members by partnering with an all-in-one booking solution.

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What Does TripAdvisor’s ‘Instant Booking’ Option Mean for Your Small Hotel?

Good news for small accommodation providers – you can now take advantage of TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking option on TripConnect.

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How Can Small Hotels Work With Global Distribution Systems (GDS)?

Here’s what small accommodation providers must know about working with global distribution systems (GDS).

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The Significance of Hotel Metasearch Engines for Small Accommodation Providers

Discover and understand how metasearch works, so you can use it to your advantage and get more direct, commission-free bookings via your website.

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3 Ways Small Hotels Can Climb OTA Rankings

Discover what affects your OTA listing rank and how can you get your small property to the top of the pile.

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What TripAdvisor’s New Neighborhoods Feature Means for Small Hotels

What small accommodation providers need to know TripAdvisor’s new ‘Neighborhoods’ feature, including how to use it to their advantage.

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What is Rate Parity and How Can You Adjust Your Small Hotel Strategy to Suit?

Everything small hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and guest houses need to know about rate parity and how it applies to you.

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How To Be A Pro on TripAdvisor – The Ins and Outs of Doing it The Right Way

Here’s how to make TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, work for a small accommodation provider.

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How To Eliminate the Nightmare of Overbooking, Double Bookings and Under Booking!

Manage your small hotel’s reservations efficiently to get rid of over, double, & under booking – and increase revenue! Here’s how.

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The Top 10 Booking Sites in 2014 for Small Accommodation Providers [Infographic]

Top 10 booking sites across Australia-Pacific and Europe to help you make informed decisions on channels to add to your online hotel distribution strategy.

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How To Use TripConnect for Small Hotels or Bed & Breakfasts

Is TripConnect worth experimenting with? And how exactly should small hotels go about it? Let’s take a closer look.

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Distribution Without the Headache of Manual Inventory Management

Here’s how an all-in-one booking solution fixes all your distribution headaches.

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Which OTAs Should Small Hoteliers Connect To and Why?

With so many options, how do small hotels prioritise which OTA to partner with? Here are some guidelines.

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3 Ways Small Hotels Can Compete With Large Hotel Chains

Here are some tips and tricks to help you play the web like a professional – and beat your competition.

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How a Small Hotelier can Target International and Chinese Travellers

Think your hotel is too small to target international and Chinese travellers? Think again. Use these strategies and watch the bookings pour in.

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Hoteliers Take Note: 3 Ways a Channel Manager Will Change Your Life!

Here’s how a channel manager can impact your small hotel’s online distribution strategy – and your day to day life – in a good way.

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How to Manage Guest Reviews Online: A Small Hotel’s Guide

A best practice guide on how to encourage travellers to review your small hotel and to how to manage your online reviews.

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3 Steps to Enhance Your Online Visibility on Google

A step-by-step guide how to boost your website’s Google ranking through ‘local online visibility’ using Google’s location ranking services.

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Driving More Direct Bookings to Your Hotel Website

Here’s how small hotels can drive direct bookings and compete against larger hotel chains, simply by being online.

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The Importance of Online Booking Sites in a Small Property’s Distribution Strategy

Though there is a great deal of controversy in the industry, as to the importance of the online booking channel. At Little Hotelier we believe it is an operational imperative to include online channels in your distribution plan, if you want to generate the highest possible revenues and increase occupancy rates. 4 reasons why you […]

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