Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about TravelNest.
If you have a specific question that you can't find the answer to here, please get in touch with us.
TravelNest provides an innovative new way of advertising and marketing holiday rentals across the UK and Europe. With TravelNest, you’ll find the best websites to advertise your property listings, increase occupancy and reduce unsold dates.
The current approach to advertising and marketing holiday rentals is cumbersome and outdated. Owners spend too much time and effort maintaining their listings across multiple booking websites. We seek to change that. Our next-generation software platform makes promoting holiday rentals quick, simple and effortless. Owners can easily manage properties across multiple booking websites, saving time and increasing revenue.
Our platform enables owners to improve their listings and maximise bookings. Our expertise will help ensure that everything from your property descriptions, photos, pricing and calendar set up works harder to make your listing stand out.
With a strong focus on data-driven solutions, TravelNest has developed a new data hub, which brings together all your bookings, key stats, and tailored features into a single, user-friendly dashboard. With TravelNest, you’ll have all the tools you need to succeed at your fingertips.
We are a marketing and advertising solution for holiday rental properties. We work with individual owners and holiday property businesses to help them create great listings which we distribute across the world’s best known booking websites including Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, HomeAway, TripAdvisor and TUI.
From luxury villas to serviced apartments, holiday lodge parks and wigwams, our aim is to increase your property's visibility to more guests, boost occupancy and increase your revenue as a result.
TravelNest is designed to support owners and managers of short-term rental properties in the vacation rental market. We can improve the visibility of your listings across multiple booking websites, and give you the tools to help turn unsold dates into guests.
We offer much more than simple channel management. Our software platform doesn’t just list properties on various booking websites. With us, owners have the tools to boost the performance of their listings and achieve higher occupancy. With channel managers, owners often need to manually create and maintain separate listings. With TravelNest, listings are created and distributed from a single property profile. We remove the hassle and time it takes to deal with lots of different booking websites.
You can easily sign up and add your property to our software platform. You’ll need to create an account, add your property details and choose your booking websites. We then verify your account and begin building listings which are pushed out to your chosen websites. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our team.
It costs nothing to sign up and create your account with TravelNest. We charge a commission on confirmed bookings only.
If you decide to leave us (although we really hope you’ll stay!) you can cancel your account at any time by giving us 30 days notice. This time is needed so we can remove your properties from all of your selected booking websites.
TravelNest charges commission on confirmed bookings only. No bookings = no commission is charged. What’s more, our commission includes all commission rates from our partner booking websites. That’s right, all channel commission rates are rolled up into a single rate, making it easier to track and forecast your income. We charge 15% + VAT commission for listing across all the booking websites we work with (excluding Booking.com). If you choose to be listed on Booking.com, we charge 19% + VAT commission.
TravelNest commission is deducted from the total value of each booking at the time payment is made to you. Full details are provided in the TravelNest customer account.
When a booking is received for one of your properties, we will make payments to you once the cancellation period has expired, or once we have received the booking funds; whichever is the later.
Some booking websites we work with do not release payment to us until the arrival or departure of your guests. Here's how payment terms differ across our main partner channels.
You will receive your weekly payment and statement on a Wednesday for all payments received by TravelNest in the previous calendar week.
You will be paid within 3-10 days of TravelNest receiving the funds.
When a booking has been cancelled by a guest (who is entitled to a refund), and you have already received payment for this booking, we will deduct this sum from any future payment we make to you. If there are no further bookings, we reserve the right to request a refund to balance this amount.
The same terms apply if you, the owner, requests a cancellation and you have already been paid for the booking. Please note that bookings can only be cancelled by you in exceptional circumstances.
The amount that we deduct from each booking is our commission plus VAT. If you are VAT registered, you can claim this VAT back. You will receive a VAT invoice whenever a payment is made to you. This will detail what we are paying you, and breaks down the commission charge by booking.
You can list your properties on as many of our main booking websites as you like. This maximises the visibility of your listing so you can be found by more potential guests. The main websites we partner with are Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, HomeAway, TripAdvisor and TUI. In addition to these major booking websites, we also list your properties on 25+ subsidiary websites. These form part of the wider affiliates network of the major booking website and include well known sites like Holiday Lettings, Lastminute.com, FlipKey and Hotels.com.
What's more, our team review new booking websites so you don't have to. We continually review and add to our channels list so you can be sure it reflects the changing holiday rentals market.
If you are already on existing booking sites like Airbnb and Booking.com, we do not transfer these listings into TravelNest. At present, we do not transfer existing reviews from any channels into TravelNest. When you join TravelNest, we ask you to snooze or deactivate your existing listings. Snoozing your listing is a way of temporarily deactivating them - they are not permanently deleted and you'll still be able to access the content.
You provide us all the information we need to build your new listings and distribute them across 30+ channels. You then have the flexibility to manage all the channels you wish to work with, from within one system. This saves time and eliminates the need for multiple logins for different sites. Your exposure and visibility will increase due to listing on multiple channels with TravelNest.
You will also benefit from having a single point of contact for all channels - us.
The TravelNest calendar syncs with all the channels selected within the TravelNest account only. We work with some of the best known booking platforms including Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, HomeAway, TripAdvisor and TUI, plus up to 25 additional affiliate websites which are part of the main channel networks.
At present, there is no direct integration with external booking sources such as a direct bookings calendar on an owners own website, or listings held outwith TravelNest.
However, any booked dates received from external sources can easily be blocked within the TravelNest calendar. This then automatically updates to all the websites you are on with TravelNest - saving you time.
If you receive bookings from sources outwith your chosen TravelNest websites (e.g. your own website, or via an online booking system like SuperControl), you would have to maintain these separately to TravelNest. Any bookings received via external sources would need to be manually added and cross-checked with your TravelNest calendar to ensure there are no double bookings.