Market your accommodation with Stay in Wales
Stay in Wales is about getting you direct enquiries: you deal with the customer, and bookings which result are commission-free. It's potentially the cheapest way to generate business.
If your ad contains good quality photos, an original, fully detailed description, and regularly updated prices and availability, then it's likely that we can generate good value response for you.
Increasingly, the holiday rentals market on the web is dominated by high-cost advertising and commissionable services where the customer is theirs, not yours.
Use Stay in Wales advertising as part of a strategy to take control of your marketing and you'll have the advantage of direct guest contact: flexibility, ease of communication, commission-free bookings, and the potential for direct repeat business and recommendations.
The ethos of Stay in Wales is to generate direct response for advertisers - we plan not to change this, but to continue to evolve it as a sustainable, good value service. Our recently launched availability manager enables you to quote accurate availability and prices within your advert, and in your own website too if you wish.
Use availability manager to compete more effectively against commissionable channels - site visitors expect an instant and accurate availability check and price quote, so providing this brings them a step nearer to becoming your paying customer.
Use the signup form to add initial details. You'll then receive login details for the update area from where you can add and edit text and upload images to build your advert. If you're unsure about any aspects of this, we're happy to help, and if you'd like us to create it for you, just send us as much information as possible plus a set of pictures and we'll do it for you.
- Display up to 30 large pictures
- Unlimited description text, so your ad can be as detailed as you like
- 10 Offers adverts to boost visibility when required
- Your phone number(s) clearly displayed
- Availability calendar
- Accurate price and availability quoting system within the price
- Easily add availability, pricing and enquiry form to your own website
- Choice of format: classic advert (see example) or website (see example)
- Direct response: receive enquiries by e-mail with SMS alerts
- Benefit from yield and flexibility advantages of direct communication – no 'Chinese walls' here.
In Stay in Wales all subscribed adverts are equal – we don't have 'Gold', 'Silver' and 'Bronze' listings, for example, as this approach would impede presentation of available accommodation to visitors in a way which best suits their needs.
It's possible for engaged advertisers to utilise the available tools to achieve good prominence simply by maintaining good quality, fresh and accurate data ongoing.
Annual advert or website £154.80 inc VAT (£129+VAT)
Optional link to your own website (adverts only) £30 inc VAT (£25+VAT)
Domain name per year (websites only) .co.uk £5, .com £10 inc VAT
New ads get 14 months for the price of 12 (that's equivalent to £133/yr inc VAT)
With good pictures and text content and actively maintained prices and availability, we would expect typically to generate at least 30 enquiries in a year for a given property. Many factors affect this – its location, presentation and pricing level/policies. For some we generate more, and for others less. Ads with the optional external web link obviously divert a proportion of communication to the owner's website. Content which is proactively managed tends to receive more response.
- Stay in Wales 14 months for price of for 12 @ £154.80 = £133 inc VAT for 12 months
- Ownersdirect 12 months £298.80 inc VAT
- Holidaylettings 12 months £430.80 inc VAT
- 'Pay-for-results' websites 13% to 25% of booking value
What our customers said
Thanks for all your help and promptness - the bookings have come flying in once again. Chalgrove
The late availability advert was very helpful and we will be using this again. Amroth Castle Holidays
Thank you for updating your site, particularly the photographs. I am already receiving more enquiries. Gower View
I do want to renew as I find your website great, very user friendly and always have a good response. Tangaer Cottage
I'm sorry I can't let the caravan any more but I'm very impressed with your service and will certainly recommend you to others.
Tan y Castell
The pics look great. Many thanks for that and by the way, Stay in Wales is still doing well for getting me bookings. Hardingsdown Bunkhouse
We no longer have a website (we don't need one as your advert is so good!) so could you please remove the link to our website on our advert. Ty Trol
Just renewed for the fourth time and wanted to thank you all for providing a great site. Ty Glaslyn
How to join
Use the signup form to add your contact details and basic property information. We'll send login details so you can edit the text and upload pictures. If you're not confident about doing it yourself, don't worry – we'll be happy to help you create a visually appealing ad which shows off your accommodation at its best.