Online booking firm joins forces

• Private House Stays offers online booking.

AN online booking provider for independent boutique hotel and guest houses businesses has joined forces with VisitScotland in a move it says could drive more traffic to its website.

Private House Stays is to be the only ‘non-live’ partner of VisitScotland’s new booking site, which allows visitors to book accommodation online via a variety of providers, most of which offer instant confirmation to a booking request.
Private House Stays offers confirmation within 24 hours, which it said allows operators to accept requests at their convenience.
Archie Bouverie, co-founder of Private House Stays, expects the partnership with VisitScotland to drive a “surge in traffic” to its site.
“What is exciting about the new VisitScotland room finder service is that it is available to all accommodation providers across Scotland as long as they use an availability calendar,” he said.
“This will divide up booking requests on a much more level playing field than ever before, creating greater opportunities for all the wonderful, smaller outlets across Scotland.”

Image – Private House Stays offers online booking.