If you own a bed and breakfast or self catering establishment, reaching out to a wider audience is often a problem. Conventional advertising is clearly not an option for most, so what better way than a web site.
A web site has become an essential tool for successful holiday businesses. Accessible around the world, any hour of the day, seven days a week, a good web site is the perfect way to get noticed amongst the crowd.
Having your own personal showcase web site to promote and advertise your accommodation is easily the best way to get noticed by potential clients. If you have your own domain and showcase web site it also shows potential clients that your are serious about your business.
Increasingly, people are looking to book and pay for their accommodation quickly and online. To meet this growing trend we offer our Weekly and Daily Availability Calendars for your property. They both come with the ability to book online and take payments – see our Optional Extras for pricing.
We also offer calendars catering for larger establishments, b&b’s with more than one room, hotels etc.
The first is a Multiple Rooms Availability Booking Calendar, catering for multiple rooms within one single property, which has the added option of taking payments via Paypal built in.
The second is a Multiple Properties & Rooms Availability Booking Calendar. This caters for multiple properties and multiple rooms within each property. Each room having their own calendar. This also has the Paypal payment script as an option built in.
You can view a demo of the Multiple Rooms calendar below:
If your budget is a little tight and you have accommodation on the Isle of Skye, our accommodation directory web site Isle of Skye Accommodation could be the answer you are looking for. On this web site we offer inexpensive accommodation listings which come with our BASIC membership of only £17.50 per annum.
Our GOLD membership offers single whole page web sites actually hosted on our domain. This of course has many benefits apart from price, you will be listed on a local accommodation directory based on the Isle of Skye, so you will be guaranteed to be noticed by a much wider audience.
At only £55.00 per annum it is a very affordable way of promoting your accommodation property to a much wider audience. The GOLD membership single page option comes with free email, comprehensive description of your accommodation details, full contact details together with an enquiry form, location map and up to 9 full size photographs to display your property to advantage. Any amendments to your listing during the 12 month membership is FREE.
GOLD members can also make use of FREE Availability and Online Booking Calendars suitable for Single Room let or Holiday Cottage. You have the choice of either a Daily Calendar example here or a Weekly Calendar example here. With these calendars you have full control via your own Control Panel.
This option offers you an easy and very effective way of promoting your accommodation if money is short or you just do not want your own domain and showcase web site.
Showcase Accommodation Web Sites
Having your own domain and showcase web site is by far the best way to get noticed by potential clients. If you prefer a bespoke web site as a showcase for your accommodation property, here at Web Opus we can meet your expectations.
All accommodation web sites produced by Web Opus that are based on the Isle of Skye also qualify for a free highlighted entry on Isle of Skye Accommodation.
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Your Web Site
A fast loading web site with eye catching custom made graphics, using as much text and photographs as you like to tell people about your guesthouse, bed & breakfast or self catering accommodation.
A page informing potential guests of your location with detailed maps and full directions to the property.
Tariffs and Booking Form
Details of tariffs and weekly availability, including an ‘Availability and Weekly Rental Planner’ showing the complete season at a glance.
A booking form page allowing guests to book online or to request further information.
Availability & Online Booking Calendars
Automatically updating customised availability calendars coupled with online booking. With these calendars you have full control via your own Control Panel, where you can update your bookings, set prices and special offers.
You have the choice of either:
A picture gallery is a wonderful way to show off your property, the surrounding attractions and countryside to potential guests.
You can view a demo of a picture gallery here. This is our own ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Gallery with close-ups of photographs.
Marketing your new web site is vital to get a return on your investment. We can put you in touch with local accommodation web site portals that actually work in bringing in business. You make the initial contact and from there we do all the technical work of putting your details, including graphics, on these respected web sites.
We will also submit your site to the top search engines and directories, making sure your web site receives the maximum number of visitors possible through the design of pages optimised for indexing by search engines.
Daily Log Statistics
You have the option of including visitor web logs with your new web site. These keep you informed of how visitors found your site and what search terms they used to locate it. We favour AWStats, it has proved to be a useful tool to our clients for measuring their marketing success.