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Fab FM Radio is the voice of the Douglas Shire. The region is a world-renowned tourist destination known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation.

Updated mapping system

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And what are the advantages? We have recently updated our mapping and search system - this has resulted in faster and smoother operation of the search, as well as an overall improvement in the user experience. There is a whole lot of technical reasons for doing it and what was required to make it happen. No one is interested in that anyway but besides that, jump in and try it. It is a great improvement on what we had.

Should I book Directly?

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Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, answers a reader question about booking hotel stays directly to earn elite benefits or with an online travel agency. Pack your bags: In TPGtv, travel expert and founder of ThePointsGuy.com Brian Kelly showcases the extraordinary experiences made possible by maximizing frequent flyer miles and credit card points. The web-series follows Kelly as he journeys to far-reaching destinations around the globe traveling in style for a fraction of the cost. The first season of ten episodes

Improve direct bookings

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1. Remove sources of customer friction It is just not possible to have every customer the perfect customer. We all know that customer friction is any problem that adversely affects a guests experience with your establishment – the booking phase is one place you do not want any frustration - when they go online to book with you a bad experience there will reflect with them as to what the rest of the experience will be like. It is worth the effort to try and locate your site and do a test booking - go to other sites and see where they are better than you. Streamline the process and simplify. There are many good booking engines out there. Get one that works for your clients.

Book directly. It´s the best way!

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And what are the advantages? The most objective advantage is the fast, online reservation in secure environment, the possibility to order additional services and convenient payment methods. Another strong advantage is the complete range of all types of rooms and the possibility to combine them, especially in case of bookings for more people. The reservation portals do not offer all types of rooms that are available in the hotel. The most important advantage, which is one of the most popular advantage when choosing accommodation, is the possibility of obtaining a discount, either on the accommodation price or services.

“They’re ripping us off”:

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Entrepreneur Dick Smith has slammed online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Expedia and Booking.com for “exploiting and extorting” Australian hotel and motel owners and has called on consumers to boycott the services.

Become an Agent

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Dick Smith Video

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There is no question that the OTA's are needed. But when things become unbalanced it is time to bring some alignment back into the system. This is what Accommodationbutton is about. Its sole purpose is to give clients an alternative to accessing your establishment. You have spent a lot of time building up your business, now with Airbnb - increasing commissions and more owners self renting income is slowly being eroded from your bottom line.

Just released - PROMO TRACKER

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Promo Tracker uses in an built tracking software that enables you to see where your clients are coming from. It highlights your location with a standout "promo" flag that draws clients to your advertisement. Promo tracker is prices at $330 for the first year and $250 subsequently. A must if you want to track who is coming from where!

Our Aim

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www.accommodationbutton.com supplies a cost effective platform that commands no time from the hotelier. It delivers accurate and precise information to the client, and most importantly the client finds it easy to use. We then supply the quickest path to the accommodation outlet supplying the user with all of the available information on the accommodation establishment. All accommodation establishments have their own booking button / platform in their own site. Yet they all receive the majority of their bookings through the major OTA’s (Online Travel Agents)