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15/03/2020

HOW to LIST A PROPERTY ON BOOKING?

How do I join Booking without paying commissions. How register a property? How to register on booking as an host? Sign up on Booking. Listing a property on Booking. Booking.com fees for hosts. Booking how to become partner. Booking.com contact number. How can I set up my property? How do I list my hotel on booking.

If you want to list an apartment on Booking or vacation home, hotel, Guest house, B&B, Homestays, Campgrounds... Follow my step-by-step guide to understand what will be required during the registration process.

UPDATING: this promotion will end on April 28th 2020

HOW to LIST A PROPERTY ON BOOKING?

  1. List your apartment on Booking: and pay no commission on your first 5 bookings

Sign up an apartment with Booking is easy. To start your registration on Booking, click the following link to go to sign-up page ⇨ Register your property on Booking as you can see in the image below. Enter Your first and last name, an email and click the "Get started ↦" button.


UPDATING: this promotion will end on April 28th 2020

With this "Promo link", you can register on Booking for any property: a hotel, B&B, vacation home, as a hotelier or as a simple owner of a private apartment.
By subscribing to Booking with the promotional link, you will not pay the commission on the first 5 booking you'll receive. You will earn 100% of the amount set for your property without paying the commission to Booking.


list an apartment on booking

For example, if you receive a reservation worth € 1000, you will not have to pay to Booking € 150 for their brokerage (equal to 15% commission).

13/03/2020

HOW DO I LIST AN APARTMENT FOR RENT| vacation rental listing sites

Where to Advertise Apartments for Rent Online. How do I list an apartment for rent? Top Websites for advertising your property rental listing. Vacation rental listing sites. 

For years I have used the best Websites for advertising my property rental listing in Gran Canaria, Spain. In this article  I'm introducing 7 great free rental listing sites. The most effective sites that I use and other lesser known sites that you can use to promote your property.

How do I list an apartment for rent
Top websites for advertising a property rental listing

How do I list an apartment for rent?


Here a list of the best Websites for advertising your property in 2020, where you can sign up and post an ad, to give greater visibility to your property and receive more bookings. How to rent holiday homes to Germans, Americans, English, Spanish, French, Italian...

1. List Your Apartment on AirBNB

The best website to advertise unusual accommodation (tree houses, caravan beds, boat ...), private apartments or rooms.

One of the first sites that I used to promote my vacation apartment with excellent results. I have had tourists from all over Europe, Russians and some Americans.

If you want to share your space on Airbnb, you can subscribe using my referral link (a profile that I manage), you can earn around $ 23 / euro after hosting your first guest, as an extra bonus.

➩ click here to list an apartment on Airbnb  (free listing)

list a room on Airbnb


2. List Your Apartment on MisterBNB

On MisterBandB you can list an apartment, a villa, hotel, B&B or a room.

Misterbandb is a website dedicated, primarily, for Gay and lesbians so, if you decide to list your property here, there should be no prejudice or personal limit in hosting them.

TO KNOW: Hosts and guests are NOT all gay. I am heterosexual and I use it without problems. Subscribe by identifying yourself as "gay friendly".

 List an apartment on Misterbandb


To sign up to Misterbandb as a traveler or as a host, you can use the promo link to get € 10 travel credit and the chance to win another € 500. It is valid both for traveling or to list a property.
➩ click here to list your property rental on MisterBNB (free listing)

3. List Your Apartment on Booking.com

One of the most consulted sites, by tourists from all over the world, to search for a property for their holidays.

With this link, you DO NOT pay the percentage to the site (15 or 18%) for the first 5 bookings you'll receive. UPDATE: this promotion ends on April 28th 2020 so if you are interested to register a property on Booking do it before the deadline.

More info: HOW to LIST A PROPERTY ON BOOKING?

4. List Your Apartment on Expedia Group

The Expedia Group has an extensive brand portfolio that includes leading online travel agencies (OTAs) and brands, such as:

- Homeaway
- VRBO
- VacationRentals.com

Benefits:

1. Your property is marketed on over 200 travel booking sites; in more countries and 35 languages.
2. Helps you generate bookings through a wide range of channels.

By listing your property on one of these partner websites, you will automatically enjoy the visibility of Expedia.

Tip: As soon as you register your property, as an incentive, you enjoy greater visibility on the site (VRBO and Airbnb) so I advise you to wait for the "Coronavirus Covid-19" issue to be resolved so that when people start traveling again, your AD will have more visibility.

5. List Your Apartment on Homeaway.co.uk

The most used website by British tourists to search for a property for their holidays anywhere in the world. To be favored if you want to attract tourists from this country.

In the pic below, you can see some of the bookings received after listing my property on Homeaway.co.uk. I have received reservations from partner sites like Abritel (France), Ownersdirect (UK) and Fewo-direct (German).

vacation rental listing sites

Homeaway.co.uk, Expedia family group included:

- Homelidays.com
- Abritel.fr
- FeWo-direkt.de
- Bookabach.co.nz (New Zealand)
- Stayz.com.au (Austria)...

You can create an Ad and set your price, dates, rules... 
Put your home in front of a global network of travelers looking for the perfect match: 190 countries.
A dedicated support team is ready around the clock to make sure that everything runs smoothly: 24/7

6. List Your Apartment on VRBO

The most used website by US tourists to search for a property for their holidays anywhere in the world. To be favored, if you want to attract tourists from this country.

7. List Your Apartment on VacationRentals.com


Another vacation rental marketplace is VacationRentals.com.
By listing your property on VacationRentals.com, you will automatically enjoy the visibility in partner websites. This site is used, primarily, by tourists in the United States of America.

What are the most popular apartment rental websites?

Booking.com, Airbnb and Expedia group.
Using these 3 sites you can be sure to have worldwide visibility and attract tourists from all over the world, not just tourists from your country.

I'll let you sign up for all these sites. Soon I will make other articles on the topic "Holiday Rentals".

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Updated March 2020
Moira Tips

22/12/2019

BEST MONTH TO VISIT DUBAI

Which is the best month to visit Dubai?

The best months to visit Dubai are: November, December, January, February and March. Better to go to Dubai in the winter months as the summer months are definitely too hot with high humidity levels.
The temperatures are mild in winter: an average of 24' C degrees. Rainfall are rares.


worst time to visit Dubai
Which is the best month to visit Dubai? 

23/11/2019

WHERE TO STAY IN MILAN FOR SHOPPING

Where to stay in Milan for shopping. There are several areas in Milan where you can go shopping. Best area to stay in Milan for tourists.

Where to stay in Milan for shopping

These places listed below, are the best neighborhoods to stay in Milan for shopping.

  • The Bicocca Village 

It is a large shopping center in Milan. It is just a few minutes from the Ponale and Bignami metro stations. There are the Virgin gym, bowling, numerous shops, bars and restaurants. Uci cinema and a "Coop" supermarket.

  • Around Duomo of Milan

There are numerous stores including the famous "Rinascente" (it's not a cheap store but I recommend visiting it).

  • Corso Buenos Aires

An avenue dedicated to shopping. This street is full of stores and outlets cheaper than the other places listed.

  • Milan Citylife

The largest urban district dedicated to shopping in Italy, an ideal place for shopping, a new concept of space for leisure and lifestyle.

  • The "Quadrilatero della Moda" 

It is an area dedicated to luxury shopping located in the historic city center.
The famous Via Monte Napoleone is lined with high-fashion boutiques, the most famous and exclusive brands can be found here along with antique shops and elegant cafes housed in neoclassical palaces.  Here you’ll also find the world famous shopping mall, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

shopping in Milan
CityLife Shopping District by TripAdvisor

Where to stay in Milan for shopping?

Best accommodation

πŸ‘‰ The best hotel for shopping is 10 minutes' walk from Milan Central Station. Corso Buenos Aires, a main shopping area, is just a few streets away.
πŸ‘‰ Hotel near Montenapoleone. This area is also perfect for shopping. You'll find brands like: Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, HermΓ¨s, Ralph Lauren.
πŸ‘‰ Stay in Milan CityLife for shopping convenient for exhibitions and trade fairs, Hotel Fiera is just 300 m from Fiera Milano City. It is just a 5-minute walk from the Amendola Fiera Metro stop and 500 m from City Life Shopping District.
πŸ‘‰ Stay in this residence near Bicocca Village.

Where to stay in Milan for tourists


☑️ In Milan you can move comfortably by metro: download the pdf πŸ‘‰ metro milano pdf
☑️ The next airports in Milan are: Linate and Milan Malpensa even though many land in the neighboring Bergamo in Orio al Serio, a route made by low-cost airlines such as Ryanair.

If you want to know which places you can visit near Milan, I recommend reading this post: Places to visit near Milan.

We will update to the next travel guide. Share the article with your friends and enjoy!πŸ˜‰

Updated March 2020
by Moira Tips from Italy

BEST AREA TO STAY IN MILAN FOR NIGHTLIFE

BEST AREA TO STAY IN MILAN FOR NIGHTLIFE

  • Stay in the Navigli district if you are looking for nightlife in Milan. Here you can find the most popular "cocktail bars", trendy bars and clubs.

Navigli district is a convivial area where locals gather for an aperitif or an informal dinner with friends. It is one of the most popular and crowded meeting places in Milan after 6.00pm.
The prices are affordable: with around € 10 you have a drink and a huge buffet of dishes to choose from. Here in Italy we call it "Apericena".

At the end of the day, on the bank of the Naviglio Grande there is a whole set of tables and chairs ready to host people to meeting for a drink, who enjoy their post-work relaxation in one of the most fascinating glimpses of the whole city. The accommodations here are mostly railing houses within courtyards.

best district to stay in Milan for nightlife
Best area to stay in Milan for nightlife

BEST AREA TO STAY IN MILAN FOR NIGHTLIFE


I stayed a night in an apartment on Naviglio view right above the premises where happy hour is held. The atmosphere is suggestive but the night is quite noisy especially on weekends for this advice to choose an accommodation located in a courtyard that has the most "sheltered" room to avoid hearing people talking all night long .

  • πŸ‘‰ I recommend the Milano Navigli Apartment a stone's throw from the canals, but out of the chaos of nightlife.

If you want to take a trip with your friends in Milan, share the article and enjoy!
You'll like Milan, it's very charming and cosmopolitan.
During the Christmas period, the city is decorated for the occasion and is even more beautiful.


Updated Devember 2019
Moira Tips

BEST AREA TO STAY IN MILAN ON A BUDGET

  • CittΓ  Studi Neighborhood – Is the best district where to Stay in Milan on a Budget. 
  • It is a student quarter and one of the cheaper neighbourhoods in Milan. You'll definitely want to make your base in this lively and energetic area if you are traveling to Milan on a budget.
best district where to Stay in Milan on a Budget
Best area to Stay in Milan on a Budget

BEST AREA TO STAY IN MILAN ON A BUDGET


In Milan there are plenty of accommodations, for all budgets.
Closer you get to the city center (Duomo), the prices will increase.

On average, basic accommodation does NOT cost less than € 100 a night per a double room.
The cheapest accommodations in Milan are the hostels which also offer private rooms and not just a dormitory bed.

traveling to Milan on a budget

If you don't have a preference for a particular neighborhood, and your only intent is to find a cheap accommodation in Milan, I have selected other some convenient solutions for you:

πŸ‘‰ cheap hostel in Milan, 1.2 km from the MUDEC, 800 meters from the IULM University and a 10-minute walk from the Romolo underground station (from where it is possible to reach all areas of Milan).


πŸ‘‰ B&B Viale Monza: 6 subway stops from Milan Cathedral, about 20 minutes walk from Milano Centrale train station and 10 minutes walk from the Corso Buenos Aires shopping street. Just 350 m from the Rovereto and Pasteur Metro Stations.

If you want to take a cheap trip with your friends, share the article and enjoy!
You'll like Milan, it's very charming and cosmopolitan.
During the Christmas period, the city is decorated for the occasion and is even more beautiful.

Milan panoramic view, with a drone


Updated August 2019
by Moira Tips from Italy

18/09/2019

Where should I stay when visiting Milan?

Which is the best area to stay in Milan?

  • Milan best neighborhood  for nightlife: Navigli
  • Best neighborhood Milan district design: Brera
  • Best neighborhood in Milan for tourists: Milan city center, Duomo
  • Best neighborhood for food and restaurants: Isola
  • Best neighborhood for cheaper accommodation: CittΓ  studi or Chinatown
  • Best neighborhood for shopping and see architectural buildings
  • Best neighborhood for Fair and exhibitions: Fiera Milano city
  • Best neighborhood for fashion addicted: Via Montenapoleone


Where should I stay in Milan for shopping?
Where should I stay when visiting Milan?

Where should I stay when visiting Milan?

Milan Central Train Station

If you arrive or leave by train, you will be comfortable to look for an accommodation near the Milan train station.

Here my tip:

Hotel Ada - a short walk from the Central Station.


Booking.com Let's see together the description of the various areas that you can reach or where to stay even if many of them are not exactly economic:


  • Best area Milan for nightlife: Navigli


Stay in the Navigli district if you are looking for a young area of ​​Milan, for the Fiori sul Naviglio event, Milan Choco Week and for the street antiques market.

Stay here if you are looking for Milan nightlife, the most popular "cocktail bars" and young people. At the end of the day, on the bank of the Naviglio Grande there is a whole set of tables and chairs ready to host people to meeting for a drink, who enjoy their post-work relaxation in one of the most fascinating glimpses of the whole city. The accommodations here are mostly railing houses within courtyards.

Where should I stay when visiting Milan?

This area has recently been redeveloped, on the occasion of the Expo, now it is invaded by young people. Modern area with various clubs, many bars and restaurants pleasant to walk along the streets parallel to the Naviglio.
In December you can find the Santa Claus Village and the floating ice skating rink.

πŸ‘‰ I recommend the Milano Navigli Apartment a stone's throw from the canals, but out of the chaos of nightlife.


  • Best neighborhood in Milan for design, art and creativity: Brera

  • Brera the Montmartre in Milan. 

Stay in Brera for the Salone del Mobile, stay close to the Academy of Arts, visit the Brera market which takes place every third Sunday of the month.

Milan's most bohemian neighborhood of design, art and creativity is at home here in Milan. If you have an artistic soul I suggest you stay in Brera among art galleries, antique shops and clubs frequented mostly by artists.


Brera district photo is offered to TripAdvisor. 


Brera is one of the nightlife districts in Milan (like Navigli, Corso Como ...) you will always find people who crowd the alleys and the clubs. A tourist area but that keeps its charm.
Pleasant atmosphere especially walking in the evening among the narrow pedestrian streets.
Stay here if you are looking for an authentic place with a romantic aftertaste.

πŸ‘‰ Recommended apartment in the Brera area

  • Milan Tortona district

Another lively area of ​​Milan, the central hub of Milan Design Week. To see the Museum of Cultures ( Mudec ). The streets are always full so it is not strange that in this area several rooms have arisen that serve international cuisine and contribute to stir up the trendy atmosphere of Tortona.

If you plan to participate in the "Fuorisalone fair" stay here.

πŸ‘‰ Hotel near the Mudec

  • Best neighborhood in Milan for tourists: Duomo


In the heart of the fashion capital. Stay here for Christmas Markets, Milan Film Festival, shopping.

Best area to stay in Milan for Christmas
Milan city center is offered to TripAdvisor. 

Stay in the center of Milan if you want to stay close to the "La Scala" theater and go shopping: on the side of the Duomo there are numerous stores including the famous "Rinascente" (go up to the top floor you will find the food area and a bar from where it is possible to have a coffee from the panoramic terrace enjoying a beautiful view of the Duomo).

πŸ‘‰ Studio in Milan Center, 1.3 km from the Duomo and the Quadrilatero della Moda.


Where should I stay in Milan to see architectural buildings?

  • Milan Castello Sforzesco and the cathedral of Milan: il Duomo.

In this area, right in the space in front of the entrance to the Sforzesco castle, the famous Christmas market 2019, OBej - OBej will take place! Date: 5 to 8 December 2019.

If you are looking for a place full of restaurants and bars where you can sip a cocktail at sunset overlooking Arco della Pace or towards Castello Sforzesco, you must stay in Corso Sempione: a kilometer avenue full of restaurants of all kinds and for all budgets. This area is very lively in the evening because of the pubs offering aperitifs.

The Sforzesco castle is gorgeous and well kept. Absolutely to visit (at least the outside and the inner courtyard which are freely accessible).
Council, to enjoy Milan, a walk on foot from the Duomo to here (or vice versa). Inside the castle there are various museums.

πŸ‘‰ Accommodation with views of Piazza Castello

  • Best area to stay in Milan for shopping


Stay in Milan Citylife for "Milan Food week fair" and shopping.

CityLife Shopping District, located in the area of ​​the former city fair is a shopping district where you can admire spectacular skyscrapers, modern buildings and a city park for those who want to take a walk in the countryside: one of the most innovative and representative neighborhoods of the revolution has affected Milan in the last decade.

Read more about Best neighborhood in Milan for shopping (there are a lot of places good for shopping in Milan).

  • Best neighborhood in Milan for Fair and exhibitions

Stay near Fiera Milano city

Book an accommodation here, if you want or you have to attend a fair. The most famous are the festival of the East, and the BIT 2020.

Stay close to the Milan city fair (the bigger is the Rho fairgrounds) if you take part in one of the many events that take place in this exhibition space.

Fiera Milano City is easily accessible by public transport with the M5 underground line: Portello stop.

Recommended accommodation 30 meters from the metro:
πŸ‘‰Stay in the Fiera Milano City area


  • Best areas to stay in Milan for fashion addicted

Milan's fashion district. Made up of the Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni, Via Sant'Andrea and Via Montenapoleone, the Quadrilatero della Moda.

The Quadrilatero della Moda is an area dedicated to luxury shopping located in the historic city center. The famous Via Monte Napoleone is lined with high-fashion boutiques, the most famous and exclusive brands can be found here along with antique shops and elegant cafes housed in neoclassical palaces. Luxury cars parked in this street give an idea of ​​the main customers who visit these boutiques.

πŸ‘‰ Hotel near Montenapoleone. This area is also perfect for shopping. You'll find brands like: Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, HermΓ¨s, Ralph Lauren.

Nearby, the museum of Palazzo Morando displays period costumes, while the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is dedicated to the decorative arts of the Renaissance period.

  • Best neighborhoods for food and restaurants: Isola


Stay here to visit the Gae Aulenti square, the vertical forest and stay near the Garibaldi FS train station.

One of the newest and most modern districts of Milan that stands near the Garibaldi FS train station adjacent to Corso Como: a lively street full of restaurants and clubs.

Isola, a science fiction district. Leaving Porta Garibaldi, the exclusive skyscrapers and buildings like those of the Bosco Verticale with balconies full of greenery are immediately visible.
A photo in Piazza Gae Aulenti surrounded by skyscrapers and fountains is a Must.
πŸ‘‰ Recommended apartment in the Isola neighborhood


To reach this part of Milan, or move to other areas, it is necessary to use the purple subway line: modern and completely automatic (without driver).
Residential area, quite safe and perfect for reaching other areas of Milan.

  • Best zone Milan for cheaper accommodation: CittΓ  studi


One of the university districts of Milan.

A more informal climate can be found in CittΓ  studi, the area is mostly frequented by students.

CittΓ  Studi is an excellent choice for travelers interested in well organized public transport, architecture and historical centers, as well as the numerous universities that are located in the area.

πŸ‘‰ Budget accommodation in Milan

Read more: Where to Stay in Milan on a Budget?


HOLIDAYS in MILAN


☑️ In Milan you can move comfortably by metro: download the pdf πŸ‘‰ metro milano pdf
☑️ The next airports in Milan are: Linate and Milan Malpensa even though many land in the neighboring Bergamo in Orio al Serio, a route made by low-cost airlines such as Ryanair.

If you want to know which places you can visit near Milan, I recommend reading this post: Places to visit near Milan.

We will update to the next travel guide. πŸ˜‰
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Updated November 2019
by Moira Tips from Milan
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