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Increase your income with online bookings and payments

Why choose Online Bookings and Payments?

We’ve found that properties that accept online bookings and payments can enjoy far greater success with holidaymakers. To help you maximise your property’s potential on HomeAway.co.uk we’ve set up two online options, which you can switch between at any time.

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There are two options:

Online Bookings and Payment

Recommended! This enables holidaymakers to send a pre-paid booking request directly from your property advert and allows you to accept secure online payments from guests. You simply accept or decline their booking request accordingly. You simply accept or decline their booking request accordingly.

 

Online Payments

This allows you to accept online payments from holidaymakers via our secure platform. This option does not enable online booking.

 

Please note that both options still allow holidaymakers the option to use the enquiry form as well.


How can adding Online Bookings and Payments improve your performance?

Using Online Bookings and Payments greatly improves your chances of performing successfully on HomeAway.co.uk.


What are the other benefits of choosing Online Bookings and Payments?

Online Bookings

  • Make it easier and more convenient for holidaymakers to book your property Free to set up, with no monthly fees
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  • Save money: lowest transaction fees in the UK from 1.4%
  • Save time:
    • Manage your deposit, payments and refunds from one place
    • Every time you receive a booking, your calendar is updated automatically
  • Protects you and your guests from online fraud:
    • A reliable, secure payment method
    • Enhanced guarantee: covers holidaymakers against internet fraud for up to £10,000
  • Increase your exposure on HomeAway.co.uk:
    • Holidaymakers can filter the search results to only look at properties that offer Online Payments and / or Online Bookings
    • Impacts your ranking within the search results
  • Maintain control and flexibility – you decide whether or not to accept the booking
  • Holidaymakers can book online directly on your listing
  • Convert bookings quicker within 24 hours
  • Easier booking process for your guests
  • Fill last minute availability

 

Online Payments

  • Make it easier and more convenient for holidaymakers to book your property Free to set up, with no monthly fees
  •  
  • Save money: lowest transaction fees in the UK from 1.4%
  • Save time:
    • Manage your deposit, payments and refunds from one place
    • Every time you receive a booking, your calendar is updated automatically
  • Protects you and your guests from online fraud:
    • A reliable, secure payment method
    • Enhanced guarantee: covers holidaymakers against internet fraud for up to £10,000
  • Increase your exposure on HomeAway.co.uk:
    • Holidaymakers can filter the search results to only look at properties that offer Online Payments and / or Online Bookings
    • Impacts your ranking within the search results
  • Maintain control and flexibility – you decide whether or not to accept the booking
  • Holidaymakers can book online directly on your listing
  • Convert bookings quicker within 24 hours
  • Easier booking process for your guests
  • Fill last minute availability

 

What do other holiday homeowners say?

“I was pleasantly surprised at how much quicker the booking process was - complete in less than 24 hours with rental agreement. A booking used to entail a minimum of three emails, possibly a phone call and a lot of manual processing by me. I now don’t have to complete the processing as the site updates automatically - I love it”

Audra Savory, Florida, Property 475332