Hygge – how can it help you create the perfect rural retreat?

What is hygge? Picture this, it’s a Sunday morning and it’s snowing. It’s absolutely freezing outside, but you’ve got nowhere you need to be. The fire is on/the heating is all the way up. You’re wrapped in a cosy blanket relaxing on the sofa, looking out of the window. To… Read more

Could seasonal photography boost your bookings?

Covid-19 is having a massive affect on both domestic and international travel. On one hand, self-caterers benefit where more British people are vacationing in the UK. But further restrictions and changes to legislation have forced holiday makers to cancel or reschedule their plans. More than ever, it is increasingly difficult… Read more

PASC newsletter and webinar round up

The Professional Association of Self-Caterers (PASC) is dedicated to lobbying the government on behalf of UK self-caterers. This has never been more important than during the current crisis, when their focus has been securing business support for self-caterers.  The PASC has worked tirelessly to keep us all up to date… Read more

What makes a great website: SEO and content

Next up in this blog series is how focusing on your SEO and content will help you create the perfect website. We will take you through what SEO and content means and why it is important. We’ll discuss how the two relate to each other. Further, we will delve into… Read more

What makes a great website: photography and 3D virtual tours

It’s an increasingly digital world we live in. So it’s important to adapt with it so your business can thrive online. The first blog in this series will discuss the importance of visual marketing for your website. Visual marketing is when you take your brand’s messaging and marketing strategies and… Read more

What makes a great website? A blog series by ACT Studios

More so that ever, your online presence is what sells your business. Just like you’d plan to have an immaculate shop window, your website should be equally pristine. This is true for all types of businesses, be it selling a physical product or an experience. As businesses are becoming more… Read more

Could you host weddings at your holiday rental to boost profits?

Recent COVID-19 restrictions make it harder for self-caterers to prosper, especially owners of larger properties. Harder to prosper, but not impossible. Now is the time to think outside the box and to adapt to the times. Weddings are a hot topic at ACT Studios HQ at the moment! Could you… Read more

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

Update (13/01/2021) We’re no stranger to increased restrictions, both personally and professionally at the moment. We find ourselves in the midst of the strictest lockdown since March 2020. As a result, each of the four national governments has increased grant money. With this in mind, we will update this blog… 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

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