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I have a website for my Airbnb property www.applebylodgewicklow.com and on the booking page I have a link to Airbnb. I was wondering if there is a button or badge that i can use that would look better than what I have now which is just the url address which doesn’t look great.
Personally if I had a website I wouldn’t be directing people to book through Airbnb, I would be taking bookings directly.
I would also say upfront how many people/how many bedrooms, so people know if it’s for them.
There was something on Airbnb’s website about how you can use their brand - You could then embed the URL into the logo for their brand and link it to your listing if you wanted to direct people to Airbnb.
I couldn’t see it though, so perhaps give them a call and ask?
I’ve used freetobook for 4yrs and its not cost me a penny, I only take payment via paypal, they charge for creditcards through something called FabPay. I think they charge £39 per year if you want the calendar to link to your B.com & airbnb accounts, connection to TA and expedia is free.
A lot of B&B owners use it and we get good feedback on our BedPosts forum.
I have our listings embedded on various other websites using the html code that Airbnb provides. I aim for the sidebar and then it’s shown on every page but in recent months the html has provided a wider photograph/text than it used to. This means that it’s a little too wide for most sidebars which is annoying. It’s great for use within articles though.
Wow, that is a wonderful tip! I’ve been researching the best tools to set up a webpage and this part, the booking and payment was driving me to logify or others, but they were a bit costly. Thanks. What did you use to set up your webpage?
I have a paypal business account and pay fees to paypal and transfers from paypal to my bank are free. I pay nothing to freetobook.
Its that long since I set up freetobook, me brains foggy. When setting it up you choose paypal as your payout option & full payment at time of booking. I do nothing else, I get 2 e-mails, one from freetobook letting me know I have a booking and one from paypal letting me know payment has been received.