Since going live in October 2000 Bookabach has built one of New Zealand's largest communities of bach owners and renters. Now, with well over 150,000 registered users and over 4000 properties, Bookabach has become a recognised destination website for New Zealanders looking for a bach experience. Bookabach generate thousands of booking requests every month.
Your listing includes all the information needed to market your property effectively. You have full control over this content and can take your listing offline and make changes when ever you want. You can refer people directly to your listing use your unique property name or number, e.g. http://www.bookabach.co.nz/Te_Papa or www.bookabach.co.nz/555. You choose the specific "locale" for your listing. It will also appear under the relevant district, region and country pages.
Bookabach receives thousands of visitors every day. The website has been heavily optimised for major search engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing) and we operate paid search (SEM) and social media campaigns on Google, Facebook and Twitter. We also market direct to our own membership through email newsletters, through our parent organisation, the New Zealand Automobile Association, and through selective partnerships with other online and print media partners.
Most importantly, we receive the highest proportion of repeat visits of any New Zealand travel accommodation website*
*Nielsen Market Intelligence
Bookabach saves you (and all the holidaymakers who use the website) time. Our goal is to make finding a securing a rental holiday home as easy and as efficient as possible. You receive rental requests that are date-qualified, based on known availability from your Bookabach calendar. We put you in direct contact with rental prospects through email and SMS text alerts. If you share your bach with other owners, family and friends you can add them as members of your "online" bach and give them the option to make their own bookings online. They'll be able to see when the bach is available and when it's booked. If you use a property manager or booking agent add them too, to manage your rental enquiries.
Our calendaring system helps you keep track of your rental business from first contact through to confirmed bookings. If you use other sources of advertising you can add these bookings manually and keep track of these through Bookabach too. If you have your own website you can quickly and easily add a calendar, booking form and picture gallery using our web widgets. Any booking requests made via your website automatically appear on your Bookabach calendar and can be tracked as having come from your website.
Bookabach operates a member feedback system much like popular auction websites. With every enquiry you get from an existing Bookabach member you receive a link to their feedback. You'll see their rental history and testimonials from other bach owners/managers. Also, holidaymakers want to feel confident that the information they see on a website reflects reality. The member feedback and guest book entries you receive directly improve your "look-to-book".
Bookabach is a subsidiary of the New Zealand Automobile Association and an active participant of the AA Rewards Program. If you're an AA member you'll receive points on every dollar you spend with Bookabach. You can also extend this incentive to guests who stay at your property* - a powerful incentive that's only available through Bookabach.
*You don't need to be an AA Member to offer AA Rewards Points to your guests. Only available on Performance Plan listings.
We make an effort to keep in touch with our owner/manager customers, identify what they need, and find out what they'd like to see us to spend time on as we continously invest in on-going improvents to the website. In return we've been rewarded with high approval ratings from our customers. In a recent owner/manager survey 96% of our owner/manager members would recommend us to other owners/managers.
*Bookabach Owner-Manager Survey June/July 2009.
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