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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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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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Abode + Xero

Abode is now a partner of Xero - the popular accounting software made in New Zealand and used by millions of people and businesses worldwide!   Hello Everyone! Over the last few months the Abode team has been working hard on partnering up with Xero. A small...

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Accommodation Data Programme

We encourage all our New Zealand customers to take part in the Accommodation Data Programme (ADP), New Zealand's only official statistics for the accommodation sector. The ADP is managed by Fresh Info Ltd on behalf of the government and is endorsed by all major...

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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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Technology in hotels and hostels – where to invest?

Some accommodation providers sit ahead of the technology curve, most are continually playing catch-up, and others just don’t play all. Where do you sit? And what technology should you be playing with? Here are our suggestions for a shopping list for technology...

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Tips to improve your operational efficiency

With a long list of daily operational tasks, booking management and admin functions to think of, not to mention constantly striving to improve guest experience, achieving operational efficiency can be challenging. Here are some tips that can help.     1....

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Why online hotel reviews matter to your business?

Consider this. 96% of TripAdvisor users are swayed into booking a property based on the property’s online ratings. Are you willing to risk this amount of potential revenue by ignoring online reviews? Review websites can have a significant impact on how...

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