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Industry Updates

10th January 2018

Learning from 2017 to prepare for 2018: A Holiday Rentals Guide

2017 was a fascinating and exciting year for the holiday rental industry. Whilst 2016 was indisputably turbulent, 2017 seemed to be a year of innovation and adapting to change. In this guide we have compiled some key takeaways from 2017 read more ->

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4th August 2017

Homeaway – Our update on the changes

Homeaway have announced changes that will have an affect on the holiday rental businesses. These changes are particularly centred around booking online. With Homeaway focusing on changing from an advertising platform to allowing customers to book through their website. The read more ->

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15th June 2017

Mobile trends in the travel industry

Mobile technology is a growing extension of the digital world. New innovations in wearable tech, artificial intelligence and apps are growing mobile trends. With 24% of online travel sales being attributed to mobile in 2016 and a share of 32% of online travel sale read more ->

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6th June 2017

Changes for payment card charges 2018

13th January 2018 will see the European Union make their updated version of the Payments Service Directive (PSD 2), be national law across all member states. The legislation is a set of common rules which covers electronic and non cash read more ->

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16th May 2017

Google’s Fred update – How does it affect my SEO?

Google is constantly updating their search algorithm, a few of the past major changes have been Panda, Hummingbird, RankBrain and Possum. In March this year Google released an update, which was jokingly labelled by Google’s Gary Illyes as “Fred” before it was read more ->

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9th May 2017

General Data Protection Regulations – What you need to know?

On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR’s) will apply to organisations holding personal data across all 28 EU countries and those servicing these 28 countries. In this blog we want to share what we have found out read more ->

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25th April 2017

Have you seen an increase in last minute bookings?

In team discussions since the announcement of the snap general election, we have had clients communicate they are seeing an increase in last minute bookings. Numerous factors can affect a customer’s decision on when to book holiday accommodation but is the political turbulence read more ->

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29th March 2017

Travel Fraud – Things to check when making a booking

What’s travel fraud? Fraudulence is an increasing problem for both the travel industry and for consumers. The rise of internet booking, and the cultural shift away from the old model of high street travel agents has created a rich environment read more ->

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5th December 2016

How will Brexit affect the UK tourism Industry?

So far, we have held a referendum on whether to leave the EU. Those who took part voted by a 4% majority to leave, that is where we are now. According to the government, Article 50 will be triggered in read more ->

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