New Booking System | 2020

Get Connected | Save Money

Since 2018

Since January 2018 we have been working in partnership with the popular booking system FreetoBook. This allows us to show availability and take booking on IsleofSkye.com. It has proven very successful securing thousands of pounds worth of bookings for the connected businesses.

  2018 2019
Secured Bookings 2325 2586
Total Value £493,089.71 £567,615.79

New Software

The current booking software we have been using is provided by FreetoBook and is rather limited. We have been keen to offer more features and most importantly support other booking systems.

To achieve this, we have been granted support and funding from Highlands and Island Enterprise to allow us to develop our own booking software.

Coronavirus

We were finally ready to launch on the 2nd of April 2020, just as the Coronavirus lockdown shut down trade. Rather than launching during this time we felt it best to postpone the launch until life starts to return to normal.
We hope there will be some summer trade in 2020, but until things become clear we can’t set a date for launching the new software. Our current (old) booking software remains live until we switch on the new system.

New Features

Once launched the new software has a range of new features.

  • Easy to use search to find available properties
  • Optimised mobile design to make it easy to use on a smart phone
  • Filter results by price and budget (per night)
  • Filter results by accommodation type (Hotel, Hostel, B&B, Self Catering)
  • Filter results by location (such as Portree, Staffin, Dunvegan, Broadford, Kyle)
  • Flexible Dates. The system will offer alternative dates if the search did not return many results

Supported Booking Systems

FreetoBook
We will continue to support FreetoBook and will offer prioritization in the search results to properties sourced from FreetoBook.

SuperControl
Support will be added for SuperControl which is a popular booking system for self catering properties.

Expedia
We can source your property from Expedia if you choose not to use FreetoBook or SuperControl, but you will not get the same prioritization.

Booking.com
We can source your property from Booking.com if we can’t get results from the prioritised sources.

Cost

We will be charging 5% on the booking value if you use FreetoBook or SuperControl.
You will be charged by Direct Debit after the booking is complete and the guest has stayed at your property. If the booking is cancelled, you will not be charged.

If your property is sourced from Expedia or Booking.com you won’t be charged by us directly, you will pay the standard fee these partners charge which is typically 15%.

Get Connected

You will need to have an active FreetoBook or Super Control account. Then fill out a simple Direct Debt form.

The form will be published here when we launch.

Not already a member?

If you have been relying on other systems such as Booking.com or Airbnb to generate your bookings, then do consider getting connected. There are real saving to be made.

You don’t need to stop using your current system, FreetoBook has a built in channel manager to sync accounts to prevent you getting double bookings. We do encourage you to turn off these channels during the summer to take full advantage of our connection, saving you money.

If you are not currently connected and are keen to know when our system will be launched, fill out your details below. We will then email you when we set a date to launch.

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In the meantime do signup to FreetoBook and get familiar with this system, it will take a little time and effort but it is certainly worth it.

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