How to add a Holiday Rental to British Holidays Direct
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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 “Rental” from the black menu.
Click on “Add New Rental”
Fill in the fields:
Name of rental: 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
Rental 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Rental Information
Amenities: Click on all that apply to your property
Suitability: Click on all that apply to your property
Detail Rental Layout: Ignore – leave as set
Numbers of Rentals Available – enter the quantity of rentals you have eg if you have 2 cottages that are the same you can just put “2” here instead of individual listings. – This is a required field – just put a quantity of 1 if you have one property.
Sleeps Max (incl. children) – enter the max number of adults + children that the property sleeps– This is a required field
Max No of children – as above, but just for children – This is a required field – add “O” for no children.
Video: If you have a video tour of your property that is currently uploaded to Youtube or Vimeo, simply enter the share link in this field.
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: Agent / Owner info
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”
Rental Email: Enter the email address where you would like your booking enquiry notifications to be sent.
Website: enter your website address if applicable
Phone No: Add your contact telephone number – This is a required field
Fax: As above
Next – DON’T CLICK ON THE SUBMIT BUTTON YET – scroll back up to just above LOCATION and click on the next tab: Rental Prices
Price – enter your LOWEST daily rate – This is a required field – and must be a whole number eg £99.
Discounted Rate: If you want to add a special discounted rate, you can do so by putting a percentage in this field eg enter 10 if you want to offer a 10% discount. ANYONE OFFERING A DISCOUNT WILL SHOW UP ON OUR HOME PAGE’S DISCOUNT AREA.
Discounted Start Date: select the start date for your discount period – This is a required field if you have selected YES to a Discounted rate in the field above.
Discounted End Date: select the end date for your discounted period
Deposit Payment Options: Ignore this field.
Next – DON’T CLICK ON THE SUBMIT BUTTON YET – scroll back up to just above LOCATION and click on the next tab: Rental Options
Booking period: Enter the minimum period that you wish to allow someone to book eg if you want a minimum let of 4 days, enter 4 in this field.
External Booking – Ignore this field
Next – (you can ignore Allow Cancellations & Payment Settings) – you can now press “Submit Rental”
IMPORTANT: Once you have submitted your property you will see there is a new tab called “Availability” that will allow you to be able to edit your availability.