After recent scandals making the press with big holiday letting companies being hacked and holiday makers and holiday rental owners being scammed and both losing money, you can see the appeal of dealing with owners direct. Here is my article in full:
I originally thought that Twitter was for Twits and Facebook for keeping in touch with family and friends. I since have discovered that this is simply not the case. Nowadays, most of our bookings come via Twitter.
You can also link Facebook to Twitter too. Finally we have a Google Plus account. I am still very much finding my feet on there but some of our posts on there come up on Google searches so I must be doing something right - I think!
You need to work out when your target audience is most likely to be active. Always remember to thank people for interacting with you and you must return retweets! These activities, when linked with your website, can help with your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). I also write a blog which automatically tweets each new post.
It is one of the advantages of having free WiFi internet access at the gites. Life has become very interactive nowadays!
Don’t forget the social side of social media either. Be yourself, be open and honest and you never know, you might make
some new virtual friends who even sometimes become real friends in the end.