Kickstart grants for small tourism businesses in England: how ACT can help

2020 has been a challenging time for everyone. The hospitality industry has been hit hard. Holiday accommodation owners in particular have experienced significant upheaval. With rules and regulations continuing to change and evolve, the uncertainty of what lies ahead makes it difficult for us all to plan in the usual… Read more

How to encourage your guests to book direct

2020 has seen a significant increase in people choosing to holiday in the UK instead of going abroad. But what makes people choose to book your holiday rental? It isn’t always about location. A luxury lodge on the Welsh coast could easily be competing against a seaside cottage in Cornwall… Read more

Term is NOT cancelled: How universities can attract students, despite Covid-19

Covid-19 has placed a lot of obstacles in the way of the higher education sector. Not only for universities, but for the students who plan on attending. Choosing a university is a massive decision. Whole teams of people are employed to ensure this is a simple decision for prospective students…. Read more

Boost your bookings with 3D tours

Potential guests love being able to step in and take a virtual walk around your accommodation, it can be the final push they need to hit ‘book now’. The thing with a 3D tour is that it shows exactly what your holiday rental provides – there are no smoke and… Read more

Holiday rental industry trends: how to stand out and get noticed

Last week we went to the HOST 2019 event in London. Top global market leaders provided key vacation rental insights and advice that we wanted to share with you. The holiday rental industry is fast-changing; here’s our top takeaway tips from Google and HomeAway, and how ACT can help you… Read more

Holiday cottage photography from ACT Studios in Dorset, Hampshire and Devon

It’s been a busy few months here at ACT Studios Photography and we have been lucky enough to photograph some absolutely wonderful properties, right across the UK, as the summer draws to a close. Our most recent work has taken us to the West Country, down to Devon and Dorset,… Read more

ACT Studios captures more holiday cottages in the West Country

ACT Studios photographer Hannah Hunter has been busy traveling the West Country recently to capture both interior and exterior shots of some of the most desirable holiday cottage accommodation in the south west of England. StickWick Manor in Devon Stickwick Manor & Cottages is located in Bovey Tracey, right on… Read more

4 Reasons Why Virtual Tour Photography Perfectly Complements Hotel Photography

Predictions for trends over the next couple of years in the hotel and hospitality sector abound. But there is general consensus that technology will continue to play a greater role in both the stay of a guest as well as the booking process itself. Virtual tour photography has an essential… Read more

Why universities are adding 3D virtual tours to enhance their promotional photography

With UK students now paying their own university tuition fees, the competition to fill places means that universities are having to make much more of a business case in order to attract new talent. Fortunately, in this increasingly digital age, the opportunities to gain a competitive advantage are also growing… Read more

4 Reasons Why NOW Is The Best Time To Book Your Holiday Cottage Photo Shoot

Holiday cottages throughout the UK are currently being repainted, refurbished and generally spruced up for the start of the new year, in the hope that this investment will pay off with higher rates of occupancy for the rest of the season. But have you thought how you might capture this… Read more