Cornwall LivingIssue #84

Alleviate the pressure

Are you in the business of holiday letting? If so, be sure to shop local, even for your booking and management tools! Introducing Anytime Booking.

The ‘staycation’ is going nowhere. Our beautiful county continues to welcome increasing numbers of visitors each year, which is good news for the tourism industry, for holiday home owners, and for the local economy.

“Whether you run a cottage agency, campsite, glamping site or motorhome hire business, we can help”

It’s not just the domestic annual holiday that’s on the up. Short breaks are an increasing trend due to familiarity and ease of access, making the UK an attractive destination for people looking for a spontaneous weekend trip. Luckily for us in the Duchy, Cornwall usually tops the polls as the number one destination.

With a continuing surge in popularity for holidays on home soil, many business owners are struggling with the increase in demand and all the admin that goes with running a holiday business. Always learning from experience and adapting to an ever-changing marketplace, Anytime Booking offers the booking management tools you need to let out the steam from under your collar.

“Whether you run a cottage agency, campsite, glamping site or motorhome hire business, we can help,” says Vanessa Glossop, Head of Communications at Anytime. “Operators are keen to be as flexible as possible within the framework of their booking system. They need to keep up with trends, respond to fluctuations in the market, keep control of their tariff, length of stays, changeover days, discounts and so on. Our system enables this freedom.”

Imagine going into the busy season knowing you’re free to concentrate on your guests’ experience rather than day-to-day admin. Adopting Anytime’s cloud-based technology can help you do just that – by delivering bookings through your website and other sales channels, processing payments, and taking care of your admin through automated correspondence with your guests.

Hannah Colin, Customer Service Manager of luxury cottage agency, Forever Cornwall, says: “The booking environment in the holiday lettings sector is increasingly complex and it’s very helpful to work with an independent local partner who is passionate about delivering technical solutions that help us to keep ahead of the competition.”

Established in 2011, Anytime Booking now serves over 260 businesses throughout the UK, with 25,000 bookable spaces between them. They have processed £150 million in bookings since launch and send out over 100,000 booking related emails a month during high season, showing just how much admin they alleviate! “Increasing your online visibility and focusing on the guest booking experience will really drive and maximise your occupancy,” adds Wendy Radford, Anytime’s Managing Director. “If you’re still wondering about taking that leap, just go for it, you won’t look back.”

"Whether you run a cottage agency, campsite, glamping site or motorhome hire business, we can help"