Features and Benefits of being promoted on Great Places to Stay
- Our philosophy is to provide visitors with the level of information
needed to make favourable decisions and informed choices.
- The quality and scope of information presented on Great Places
to Stay means that potential guests are typically well qualified.
- We maintain editorial control over all content. There is
no provision for accommodation operators to input copy or photos
direct. Consistent quality of presentation and editorial style
is a hallmark characteristic of this web site.
- GPTS is concerned to develop satisfied long-term clients rather
than pursue high volume, short-term listings. Our success is measured
by a renewal rate of close to 95% and higher if adjusted for property
sales and closures.
- Great Places to Stay has extensive exposure in the search results
of all the popular Search Engines. Furthermore, paid advertising
is undertaken each year (around 15% of gross revenue is typically
reinvested in advertising commitments each year).
All booking enquiries are made direct to the properties and there
is no commission payable. There are no set-up fees. Updates to property
records are encouraged in the interests of currency of information
and as such do not attract additional charges, given the frequency
is not excessive.
Ongoing fees are charged half yearly, in advance, at June 30 and December
31. For all but larger properties, the current rates are $135 per
half year plus GST. (Larger properties, over 10 rooms or units, attract
higher rates.) The six month listing periods run from January 1 to
June 30 and July 1 to December 31. Properties that join the web site
in between times are required to pay (a pro-rated sum) to June 30
or December 31, whichever is not less than six months time.
What properties are most likely to be successful on this web
Often called unique or boutique accommodation and often but not
always offering Bed and Breakfast - either hosted or stocked with
breakfast provisions. From experience we have a very clear understanding
of what sorts of properties and locations are most popular with
our visitors. We are more than happy to advise prospective advertisers
if they are uncertain about their likelihood of success. We stand
by our name "Great Places to Stay" so this is not an appropriate
avenue for listing budget or high volume accommodation, such as
backpakers, hotels, motor inns and the like. Properties worth listing
are those with one or more of the following assets; desirable
location, luxury appointments, views, character and charm,
or other standout qualities. Although not our core focus, certain
kinds of holiday rental properties can do well where the owners
are marketing and managing the property themselves along more commercial
lines, rather than simply placing the property with a local rental
agent. (*Please review our Holiday Rental property pre-requisites
below if this is relevant to you.)
Click here to see what our clients
have to say about GPTS.
So, if you consider your accommodation is a Great Place to Stay
in Victoria, then you should contact us by email about joining www.greatplacestostay.com.au
0407 766 300
*Pre-requisites for Holiday Rental
a) Properties must be identified by a unique name, not
by an address. (We strongly recommend that the name is registered
as a trading name)
b) Because our site attracts international visitors as well as
locals, properties must either provide linen or offer linen as
c) Properties must be available throughout the year, not just
peak periods, and allow two night bookings outside peak times
(which can have longer minimum bookings e.g. weekly).
d) Letting agents and local booking services may not be listed
as the contact for enquiries or bookings. (Our rates are structured
for individual operators who handle their own property and have
no commercial interest in converting leads to other properties