How to get more bookings?

1. Upload great pictures

Upload at least 5 great pictures of your tour and include a few pictures of yourself as well. It’s important to have at least 5 pictures, because only then the slider on top of your profile will be activated, which will make your tour look much more professional and increases the chance of bookings!

2. Ask your friends for reviews

It’s hard to get bookings if your tour has no reviews. A tour with many positive reviews is booked more often and also featured on the homepage of be original tours. On the homepage of you can see a selection of tours. The order of these tours is based on the amount of reviews, meaning that if your tour has a lot of reviews, it will be showing higher. The tour with the most amount of reviews is showing first. For the start, you can ask your friends to book your tour and leave you a review, just to have some credibility when just starting out. This of course can only be done in the beginning and in a very limited way, if we notice that people create a lot of fake reviews to influence their ranking we will have to delete some of these reviews.

3. Promote your tour on social media and online communities

You can share the link to your tour you made on the following platforms to increase your reach:

  • Facebook Groups
  • Craigslist
  • YouTube
  • create events on Facebook
  • create recurring events of the tour on couchsurfing
  • TripAdvisor
  • Meetup
  • Yelp

When posting your tour on any of these platforms, you can include the URL of your tour with a brief description about it. Like this, people can make bookings through your profile on, and you don’t have to worry about managing your schedule and your time. This is all taking care by the booking system. After posting on any of these sites, all the management work is done by the BOT booking system, so you can use all your time to give your guests a great time on your tour.