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Webinar – The Pivot Paradox

Adapting your accommodation business to the new normal   Join our webinar on Tuesday, 5th October at 12pm in collaboration with RevenueGen where we answer your questions about the “new normal” for accommodation providers. How am I going to pivot my business? Do I...

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Abode + SmartPay

We're happy to announce that AbodeBooking now integrates with SmartPay. SmartPay provides EFTPOS hardware terminals that can be used with multiple payment providers in New Zealand and Australia. The Abode/SmartPay integration allows payment amounts to be sent to the...

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AbodeBooking website promo codes

Using Abode's booking engine on your website? We've got a new exciting feature to help entice your guests towards booking direct with your property. A 'Promo Code' field can now be added to your booking page for guests to enter special codes offered by you. You can...

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Event Bar

Add the new event bar to your calendar to mark significant days in your year. To turn on, go to System Settings > Calendar > Show Event Bar. Events can be added by clicking on the event bar or adding in Settings > Events Dates.

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Happy Monday

Happy Monday Couple of small but (hopefully) significant additions to AbodeBooking have been released today in our push to make AbodeBooking even better and easier to use. Right-click Menu on Calendar A right-click menu has been introduced for the booking blocks on...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all AbodeBooking customers and users. To get the year kicked off we have released a number of updates to AbodeBooking. Please review the changes below and let us know if you have any questions. Housekeeping Report Filter The housekeeping report now...

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7 ideas that will make a backpacker choose your hostel

  Price matters, but people and experiences matter more. In this post, we share some ideas that will make backpackers choose your hostel. Have more common spaces A welcoming and communal space is the soul of every hostel. Create as many of these - the kitchen,...

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Want more backpackers through the door? Get online.

The future of hospitality and travel marketing is online. This is especially true for the digitally-savvy, always online backpacking community. Follow these simple suggestions to improve your online presence and get more guests through the door. 1. Get a great website...

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How to increase your off-peak bookings

Very few properties are spared the periods when vacancies outnumber occupancy. Here are some tips to increase occupancy and boost revenue during your low demand period – be it a longer seasonal emptiness or a short-term mid-week downturn. Define your low period First...

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#instacool tips & hacks to make people <3 your brand

Follow these epic Instagram tips for hotels, hostels and other properties to make the most out of your posts, including cool post ideas for days when you face the dreaded ‘Insta Block’. #1 Create a photo bank Instagram is all about visuals. Not surprisingly among the...

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Six essential steps to attract Chinese tourists

Chinese tourist numbers to New Zealand are expected to more than double from 2017 to 2023 to around 913,000 visitors spending more than $4.3 billion annually. Here are some easy to follow tips to appeal to this high-spending, unique market. Market in their...

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