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Accommodation Guru Licensee Shares Story of Success

August 10, 2009, Sydney, Australia – Accommodation Guru (www.accommodationguruinternational.com), creator of proprietary online booking software, is pleased to share a major licensee success story: The Grampians Accommodation website (www.grampiansvictoria.com.au), powered by the Accommodation Guru platform, has drawn tremendous response since its launch in 2008 from both property suppliers and deal-seeking travellers looking to reserve their accommodation online.

“The momentum continues to build, with more properties listing and more booking requests flowing in,” says Marcus Hooper, owner of The Grampians Accommodation site. “I began modestly with one or two requests a week. Twelve months down the track, that rate has grown exponentially to far exceed my expectations. I now have over 35 suppliers in what was a very well-established market and I’m competing with the ‘big guys’ of online accommodation.”

Hooper drives traffic to his accommodation website by using a combination of Google AdWords and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques. His site now appears on the first page of the Google search engine for numerous keyword search phrases. Hooper explains that maintaining The Grampians Accommodation site requires minimal effort: “I really love the fact that I can watch my favourite football team play and come home to see that my site has generated revenue. (it feels even better if my team has won!)”

Based on the performance of his Grampians website, Hooper recently created a new online booking site which covers the entire state of Tasmania, www.booktasmaniaaccommodation.com.au. Although the website has only been live since June 2009, early indications are that it will enjoy the same level of success as its predecessor. “On night one, I sent out a little over one hundred emails and the following day, the phone did not stop ringing with suppliers interested in listing.”

Hooper adds, “To anybody looking for a home-based business with genuine income potential, I suggest you stop and take a look at what can be achieved with an Accommodation Guru licence.”

Dave Upton, founder and CEO of Accommodation Guru, is pleased with the achievement of The Grampians Accommodation website, but says that it does not come as a surprise. “The system is uniquely powerful in that site owners can target certain geographic niches and represent local establishments that are often overlooked by global accommodation sites. Never before has such a robust booking engine been available to licensees at such a ‘micro level’.”

 

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About Accommodation Guru

Accommodation Guru is the creator of an industrial-strength online reservation system of the same name which allows the booking of accommodation via the Internet. Licensees of Accommodation Guru become proprietors of their own accommodation website and are able to accept real-time reservations for hotels, bed-and-breakfasts and other types of properties, earning a commission on every transaction.

Accommodation Guru takes a unique ‘micro’ approach to online accommodation, allowing licensees to determine their own geographic niche. In addition to representing major properties, licensees have the advantage of being able to represent smaller, local establishments that are often overlooked by global online accommodation sites. Additionally, the Accommodation Guru system is designed to be “search engine-friendly,” giving its network of websites maximum visibility on search engines such as Google.

Territory-specific licenses for Accommodation Guru are now available to qualified individuals. Those who would like more information can visit http://www.accommodationguruinternational.com/

 

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Contact:

 

Dave Upton, CEO
Accommodation Guru
Ph: +61 2 9437 3347

Fax: +61 2 9437 1232

E-mail: dave@accommodationguru.com 

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