Soon my calendar will be opening up for Christmas time and it’s got me pondering how to deal with seasonal pricing etc. We are going into a slower time now with our winter underway and bookings have dropped off noticeably. I have relaxed the price a little though I don’t believe for a moment a lower price will suddenly make Americans or others suddenly think about travelling to NZ just to take advantage of that not a big believer in price cutting for sales though am experimenting across other sites. Anyway - I realised that some of the spring bookings I am now getting are able to book at the current lower rate. Come summer we will be in high demand it the tail of Summer 2018 is anything to go by.
It doesn’t appear as thought the AirBnB platform can allow management of different prices based on seasons - only week and weekend rates. Over Christmas I need to decide whether to block dates or have a 7 day requirement through the period as I will be away and my main housekeeper will not want to be doing turnovers daily at that time.
How does everyone deal with special event dates, and longer term pricing alterations?
Other sites seem to allow it but I can’t block those days on AirBnb but leave them open on other calendars that manage it better as the ical Sync will keep overwriting it I would think.
Other questions is how can you message a picture (my arrival diagram) to guests on a desktop. I seem to only be able to send an image when send a message from my mobile phone. Even better would be attaching a pdf of the arrival information that has the picture as part of it. Any tips?