Simple Yet Often Forgotten Recipes to Attract Guests

How do lodgings, guest houses, and car rentals in Jogja attract tourists? How can they do it with just simple cell phones?

Updated on 5 October 2018

Inda is feeding her child when a message comes in via WhatsApp.

"Good afternoon, is Casa Meira in Gunungkidul still available for the 21st?"

"Yes it is. How big will the group be?"

"I'm with my parents, my wife, and two children under five."

"Okay. So check in is on the 21st, while check out will be on the 22nd. There will be 4 adults + 2 children under five. It will cost you 600 thousand rupiahs, please transfer it to Bank Syariah Mandiri. My account number is 705341xxxx. Thank you :-) "

In a matter of minutes, an email containing credit notification from the bank comes, her guest has made the payment.

As a housewife, Inda is a full-time caretaker of her child. What makes her different from the others is that she has a side hustle. She rents her house to tourists. Every month, about 5 - 8 million is added to her account. Amazingly, everything is managed through WhatsApp and SMS.

You cannot find Casa Meira in Traveloka, Agoda, or AirBnB, so how do her guests find it? The answer is, a local travel portal. She refuses to use booking agents or online travel agents because she does not want to bother herself with continuously updating her availability.

Unlike typical booking agents, who cut off a 10% - 20% commission from every transaction, only charges you with monthly advertisement fee of 500 thousand rupiahs. That amount is much cheaper than the 10% commission, even more so if you get a lot of guests.

Still, 5 - 8 million does not compare to the earnings of her friends. It is easy for car rentals and guest houses with bigger capacity or more strategic location, including affordable lodgings in, to earn 10 - 30 million each month. Compared to a profit that huge, spending 500 thousand is surely much more profitable than spending 10% on commissions. It is not surprising that their assets keep growing.

If that is still not enough, also provides photography and copywriting services for advertisers like you. Nowadays, joining the competition without spectacular pictures will only do you more harm. Many hotels even allocate millions of their budget just for the provision of good pictures. A considerable amount of money is also spent to craft alluring stories that attract guests. Luckily, saves the day by providing those luxury services for free.

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  5. Shikha Holiday Trans
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  8. Dewata Putra Guest House
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  10. Puspa Jaya Backpacker
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  13. Nibenia Homestay
  14. Emilia Kost Exclusive & Homestay
  15. Homestay Krisna
  16. Omah'e Mimod
  17. Omah Ratu
  18. Sadewa 21
  19. Guyub Rukun Joglo
  20. Gowinda House 3
  21. Zahra Transport
  22. Enjoy Jogja Homestay
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  24. Suryo Homestay
  25. Ndalem Telu Yogyakarta
  26. Bejo Rent Car
  27. Alvian Trans
  28. Grand Zea
  29. Hotel Srikandi Baru UGM
  30. Akar Transport
  31. Omah Teko
  32. Gowinda House 2
  33. Omah Ningrat
  34. Agrapana Guest House 2
  35. Gowinda House 1
  36. Suratin Homestay
  37. Omah Prapti
  38. Ndalem Cokro
  39. Ada Kawan Transport
  40. Doyani Home (Sharia)
  41. Omah Rojo
  42. Tamu Ibu Guest House
  43. De Lis Guest House
  44. Hotel Nugraha
  45. Amarilis Guest House
  46. Aji Transport
  47. Bali Yogya Transport
  48. Ayodya Guest House
  49. Happy Ayu Guest House
  50. Jogja Transport
  51. Al-Baik Homestay Gedong Kuning
  52. JD Trans Wisata
  53. AB Guest House
  54. Aisyah Delight Transport
  55. Deep Purple Homestay
  56. Neza Transport
  57. Abel Homestay
  58. Onitawa Guest House
  59. Aman Amin Transport
  60. Bukit Uhud Hotel
  61. Bening Guest House
  62. Pusaka Transport
  63. Penginapan Pugeran
  64. Annisa Transport
  65. Banyu Mili
  66. Twin House
  67. Omah Cemara
  68. Bening Car Rental
  69. Al-Baik Homestay
  70. Rumah K-Sih
  71. 24 Transport
  72. 88 Bintang Transport
  73. Mino Homestay
  74. Pondok 71
  75. Agrapana Guest House
  76. House 140
  77. Athaya Homestay
  78. Casa Callisto
  79. Omah Lawas
  80. Ndalem Suratin
  81. Iwan Transport
  82. Rully Transport
  83. 99 Jogja Indotrans
  84. House Of Chandra 1
  85. Arfendika Transport
  86. Kabul Transport
  87. Diamond Baru
  88. Mekar Jaya Wisata Tours & Travel
  89. Sagio Puppet
  90. Pondok Transport