Bookalet is an online booking system for holiday home and glampsite owners. It provides a simple means of enabling sophisticated booking forms on a glampsite owner’s own website, of taking bookings directly and finally, managing the entire booking process. Many owners don’t want to become too reliant on third party portals to generate their bookings but rather use their own website to take and manage their own bookings.
It provides an availability calendar, rate card and booking form and is highly configurable to allow for different rental pricing models, discounts and extras. It then goes on to manage the bookings and all the communication between guests, owners and the payment gateways.
Bookalet manages the bookings for over 3500 holiday lets and over the last 3 years has grown revenues in excess of 50% per annum. The system helps owners maximise rental revenue, saves on administration time and most importantly, keeps them close to their customers. It’s the simplest, most versatile, cost effective system available. The team running bookalet also have a wealth of experience in the holiday rental portal space.
Many portals now charge a commission on each booking and don’t allow owners to communicate directly with their guests. Bookalet only charges an annual subscription and actively encourages owners and guests to communicate directly. Owners seem to like this model.
With the current level of bad feeling towards these larger portals and the general public’s willingness to book direct and get a better deal, there is a great opportunity for glampsites to develop their own brand and maximise their rental revenues.
Bookalet has also recently introduced an optional website builder product, therefore providing a one stop shop for a glampsite owners entire online presence.