Some booking platforms have the option to enable instant bookings and the question is of course, should I enable instant bookings or not?
It sounds tempting to enable instant bookings when you are a host on a booking website, or several booking platforms for that matter, but be aware what it really means for you as a host.
Yes, when you enable instant bookings on a booking platform where that option exists, the conversion rates goes up.
Guests wants to book your rental property listed online immediately, and if they don’t and send an inquiry, in 9 cases out of 10 they have found another rental property which they booked between the time it took for them to send the inquiry to your response.
We have seen this time after time ourselves on booking platforms such as TripAdvisor, Airbnb and HomeAway.
Our initial listings several years back did not convert much until we changed to instant bookings and then we saw a noticeable increase in bookings.
Well, it depends on you as a host.
If you want to enable instant bookings, you need to make sure that you have dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s before you do.
As a host listed on a booking platform with the option to enable instant bookings, make sure that you can block the booked dates very quickly once you get a booking.
You can read more about Calendar Sync in this blog post.
As a host on many online booking platforms, we have enabled instant bookings on our very own rental properties and we know how to do it the easy way and in a way that minimises the risk of costly double bookings.
Let us take care of it for you so that you can focus on your bookings and paying guests.
Contact us today for a non-obligated discussion how we can list your rental property on leading booking platforms.
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