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The importance of PR 

The Holiday Buddy

Legal agreements

New software update

New websites 

Welcome to HLS Solutions' Winter 2014 Newsletter



We are pleased to be able to provide you with our latest newsletter packed with useful information and articles from industry professionals.  We hope that you will enjoy this issue and find the articles interesting and informative.




The importance of PR 


However many properties you may have on your books - whether it is 1, 20 or 100, if you aren’t thinking about PR you are missing an opportunity to increase enquiries and bookings.
Good PR – be this through networking, newspaper coverage or local events – will help your business to be ‘front of mind’ when it comes to attracting new guests and holiday properties .
Hannah Rowe from Hannah Rowe Consulting explains what PR is, why it is important to the self-catering industry, and offers some simple tips for raising your profile and communicating your message to your target audience effectively



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The Holiday Buddy


We have recently come across a very interesting concept for family friendly holiday properties.


The product/service is known as The Holiday Buddy and takes the form of Oscar the Owl.

Oscar is a stuffed felt toy who lives in holiday properties, where he welcomes younger guests.


He interacts virtually and by mail, with the families from two weeks before the holiday, building anticipation and ends with a postcard after they have left. He also sends a Christmas card, a useful nudge at that time of year when thoughts are turning to next year’s holidays.


We have negotiated a deal for our newsletter subscribers of £10 off the set up costs. 


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Letters and Agreements for holiday lettings


Are you providing adequate protection for your owners, guests and importantly your own business every time you take a booking?


Worryingly, the majority of Booking Terms and Conditions and Agency Agreements used in holiday letting businesses do not provide the property owner/business manager with adequate protection if anything goes wrong.


HLS Solutions have recently teamed up with The Letting Centre to produce an up to date and comprehensive set of letters and agreements designed purely and exclusively for the Holiday Letting industry.


Find out more...


New Software Version


As part of our continual enhancements to the software, we have released the latest version to our software - Version 27.
New features in this version include behind the scenes upgrades to the latest Microsoft components and integration with Open Office 4.  Also included in this version is the ability to add email footers to marketing emails as well as  improved system performance and the ability to print availability schedules for all properties.  
There are also changes and improvements to the records history function along with major changes to the maintenance section - namely the introduction of additional categories and geographical areas of coverage for each contractor.

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New Website Releases


The last few months have once again been a very busy period for us as we have been working hard on some new websites and branding for our clients.  The New Year has started off brilliantly with the release of  three new websites.


We are delighted to report that bookings are on the increase from all our live customer websites, and we are getting some great feedback from visitors.  With web and internet marketing becoming so important, we believe it is absolutely crucial to have a website that reflects your company in the best possible way online!


All of our customer sites have full access to a bespoke content managment system and full analysis on the site performance from Google Analytics.  With our graphic designer on hand to create the perfect site for your business, now is a good time to look at your website and consider what improvements you would like to make.


Website Details


Bespoke Lakeland are a virtual concierge desk and a destination management company founded on the principle of taking the stress out of planning a break to ensure the trip is a hassle free, relaxing and a truly luxurious experience.  The company are experts in crafting tailor-made bundles of products, services and experiences in the Lake District designed around clients' individual needs.




Cornish Riviera Holidays are a small, friendly, family run holiday letting agency based in the heart of the  beautiful coastal town of St Ives in Cornwall. Having been established 30 years ago, the company has grown steadily and now have over 70 holiday properties on their books. Recently the owners felt it was time to renew their existing website with a brand new bespoke site.




Book Holiday Homes are an independent holiday home rental agency based in Dorset. Through a newly created website, they are now able to showcase a range of fantastic properties to rent throughout the south west of England.



With several further web projects well underway, we are looking forward to providing more news about our future releases in our next newsletter in the Spring.


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