What motivates us ?
You have registered with cobooking and probably want to know a bit more about what motivates us/you and a bit about why you should return to this blog and keep up with cobooking news.
The BIG why ?
For so long, accommodation owners have seen their direct bookings dwindle and wither in front of their eyes. Customers that used to book with them directly somehow end up booking through an Online Travel Agent (OTA).
Owners have tried almost everything to stem the loss of direct bookings but quite frankly they face massive challenges in trying to do this. Monopolistic, rule breaking and borderline illegal competition grabs their own customers. No single accommodation business is a match for a system so large, ruthless, well funded and so focused in its design to devour your direct bookings.
The how ?
Rather than getting angry and frustrated we believe we could all work towards an alternative. That’s what cobooking is.
At this early stage we don’t yet have a public site to promote your direct offering. It’s something we are working on and hope to have a first version soon.
Cobooking looks to collaborate with technology systems across the spectrum so that no property owner will ever have to change their booking system to work with cobooking – it must be open to all.
Your help ?
How can we effectively work together to help build cobooking ? As property owners you probably know a few other accommodation businesses nearby or even far away. Share the idea and lets see how many we can get involved. If we can share our difficulties and our work we will make it all so much more easily lifted.
Cobooking will be collaborative because we need to work together to do this. In working together we hope to find purpose.
Why come back ?
We will try to make this blog interesting, new and helpful rather than the usual offering of sales rubbish. No doubt that will be a challenge and every article will not suit everyone but it will be a different voice.