Instructions for B&Bs/Hotels

How to add a B&B or Hotel to British Holidays Direct

 

Please note – should you wish us to add your listing for you, we can do so for just £49.99 (one off admin fee)! All listings added by us will also receive a 1 year upgrade to a FEATURED LISTING (Normally £99.99) – Click here to order this service.

Once your account has been activated, you will now be able to login to your dashboard on British Holidays Direct.

NOTE: You will be able to see screenshots by clicking the links found in this document.

You will now be in your dashboard

Click on “B&B / Hotel” from the black menu.

Click on “Add New B&B / Hotel”

Fill in the fields:

Name of B&B/Hotel: Your accommodation name – This is a required field

Overview – add a couple of short paragraphs to describe your accommodation “in a nutshell” – This is a required field

B&B/Hotel Description: Add your accommodation details here.  – This is a required field

Featured Image – add your featured image – this is the image that people will see via the search results. This is a required field. – This is a required field

Location: Tick all that apply to your property’s location – if the location you need is not listed, simply email us at info@britishholidaysdirect.com and we will add it to our database. Be sure to add additional areas if they apply such as “Cotswolds” or “Peak District” and not just town names.

Address: Enter the address you wish to display – if you don’t want to put in the full address, just put the town & county. – This is a required field

Map: Click into the “Search by Name” field and put in the address of the accommodation and then click on the correct result below the field.  Then use the “-” to zoom back to a better zoom level; 13 is a good zoom.

Next – DON’T CLICK ON THE SUBMIT BUTTON YET – scroll back up to just above LOCATION and click on the next tab: B&B/Hotel Details

Hotel Facilities: Tick all that apply

Card Accepted: Tick all that apply

Choose which contact info will be shown: select Use Agent/Owner from the dropdown if you want your listing to use the details you entered on your profile. Or if you prefer to fill in the fields shown in the section, you can choose “Use Item Info”

IMPORTANT: If you chose “Use Item Info” fill out all the fields on this tab i.e. B&B / Hotel Email, Website, Phone etc.

Star Rating – Add your star grading – if awarded via a tourism body.

Detail B&B/Hotel Layout – Ignore this field.

Logo: Add your own logo if you have one

Gallery: Click on the browse button, find your photos on your PC or similar, and add all the photos you wish to add to your gallery. This is a required field.

Next – DON’T CLICK ON THE SUBMIT BUTTON YET – scroll back up to just above LOCATION and click on the next tab: Price Settings

Min. Price – put your minimum price here

 

Next – DON’T CLICK ON THE SUBMIT BUTTON YET – scroll back up to just above LOCATION and click on the next tab: Check in / Out times

Allow booking full day – ignore this field

Enter your check in and out times.

 

Next – DON’T CLICK ON THE SUBMIT BUTTON YET – scroll back up to just above LOCATION and click on the next tab: Other Options

Booking period: Enter the minimum period that you wish to allow someone to book eg if you want a minimum stay of 2 days, enter 2 in this field.

Minimum days to book room before arrival – this is minimum number of days in advance that someone can book

 

Next – DON’T CLICK ON THE SUBMIT BUTTON YET – scroll back up to just above LOCATION and click on the next tab: B&B / Hotel Policy

Add your policy here if applicable.

 

Next – DON’T CLICK ON THE SUBMIT BUTTON YET – scroll back up to just above LOCATION and click on the next tab: Discount Flash

If you wish to promote a discount add a discount flash here.

 

IMPORTANT: Your property will need to be activated by our team before it can go live – once it has been activated you will be able to edit it as many times as you like, and these edits will always go live once you update.

 

Once your B&B / Hotel is live, you can then add various room types to your main listing i.e. Double, Twin, Single etc. Add these in the same way as you did the main listing. Just click on Add New Room.