Last minute summer bookings

Are you still looking for those last-minute summer bookings? Find out here how you can tempt guests to take a last-minute getaway...

Despite strong holiday bookings at the start of the year for 2017, the market did slow down leading to many cottage owners still having weeks to sell in the key peak season (even though they are already taking bookings for 2018).

If this is true for your holiday let, here are our top tips to tempt guests to a last-minute get-away:

1. Create value for money: add a special price discount or an extra incentive such as a locally-sourced hamper to give your property a competitive edge over others.

2. Keep up to date with what’s going on locally to your cottage: sell the whole holiday/ experience not just your property

3. Promote those remaining weeks via social media: it’s a cheap and effective way of generating enquiries for a last-minute booking.