It is with great pleasure that Karoo Lodge, Prince Albert, offers this testimonial.
To appreciate, one needs to know where Prince Albert is situated, which is at the foot of the Swartberg Pass in a sub-tropical paradise of micro climate guarding the Great Karoo. Great scenery, Mountain hikes, Olives, Fruit and Sheep farming, loads of scarce succulents and at times covered with a carpet of wild flowers covering the horizon, bordered by snow capped mountains
However, near to nothing.
At first it had been very difficult, irrespective of Internet Marketing, to capture visitors from Europe, the UK and USA, and South Africa, due to the fact that we had no possibility of obtaining deposit payments and at times had empty beds, having found out that “No Deposit” also meant that I, the proposed visitor, did not need to inform the host of my intention not to arrive!
Cash payments and transfers seemed to be a hassle and costly to our visitors
We made use of Credit Card Machines, but living in the outback, also meant that when something went wrong with the machine, lighting being a mayor factor, the technician will only find his way to our doorstep about three weeks after reporting the problem.
Lucky for us, we heard about the Booksure Secure Payment System.
Immediately we were back into the modern world. Less commission paid as opposed to that paid to the Bank. Making bookings and receiving deposit payment within minutes from places as far away as Helsinki ,Oslo and Melbourne. Our tourist turnover increased by major percentages .
The SMS system of pre-warning is magic as we all know the quicker you reply , the greater the chance of securing a booking.
All our booking records on file since June 2005.
Eight years of hassle free service from Booksure. Who wants to change?
- George Peters