How easy is it to switch to managing your own bookings?

So one reason a short term rental owner might be reluctant to get their own direct booking website is they think that managing their own bookings is all too much work. But it might not be as difficult as you think. Yes you’ll need to spend some time setting your...

Direct booking website: “the best thing we’ve ever done”

If you own holiday accommodation and spend any time at all on social media, you probably noticed that yesterday was #BookDirectDay. It’s when owners with a standalone direct booking websites come together to tell the world the benefits (both to owners and...

Do I really need my own vacation rental website?

Behind the scenes our team have been busy bringing together a community of independent vacation rental photographers across the globe. It’s fantastic to share experiences and learn from each other. One question that came up in a recent conversation is, “A...

2 questions owners asked us at recent conferences

That’s conference season over for another year. It’s a busy few weeks for our small team travelling around the UK, but it’s always worth it. We get the chance to catch up with existing clients, industry experts, meet new owners and have lots of...

Hank’s Annexe photography case study: Owner vs Professional

One of the comments we hear time and time again is, “Do I really need to invest in professional photography to get the best photos of my holiday accommodation? I can get really good quality ones with my own camera or phone”. Well, as professional...

Creating a hospitality website from scratch in just 3 weeks

You probably know that ACT Studios started out delivering top quality professional photography of holiday accommodation in the UK. Since 2015 we’ve been working closely with owners of self-catering properties. Including rural holiday cottages, yurts and cabins,...