Author Archives: Mark

About Mark

Founder of Web Reservation Systems, focused on helping businesses in the Australian Accommodation travel sector get more value from Internet Marketing. Originally, we opened up in 2001 as a supplier of Front Office Software linked to Online Booking facilities. That allowed motels and hotels to add booking buttons to their websites as well as sell through Global Distribution Systems. You could say this was an early 'Channel Manager' because it allowed the property manager to simply control price and availability for a diverse array of wholesale and retails websites. Next, we started building websites to profile our customers (Australian Holiday Guide). That lead to building websites for customers as a favour. Now do about 80 websites a year using BurgundySky and Joomla. For small businesses I recommend using BurgundySky as it is very easy to start and manage. Joomla is also great, but harder to install and maintain for a small business. Our web design business is based in Byron Bay, NSW. Byron Bay is a great place to live and work. I have 2 kids (15 and 17) who are both born here and my wife, Shobhan Oliver) is a successful artist.

Dick Smith Calls the Internet to Task on Commissions

Dick Smith is right claiming foul with the way guests are directed away from direct bookings with small accommodation in Australia. Continue reading

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Countryman Motel in Biloela

Biloela Countryman Motel has a basic issue where their website after years of being first on Google search has dropped off the first page.  While one would like to say, “Yes I can fix that” in fact you can never … Continue reading

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Website Design Services in Byron Bay

People often wonder what a web design company in Byron Bay does all day. Here’s a picture (just kidding) of the staff at Web Reservation Systems plotting the latest website design.

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Using Feng Shui on Your Website

Can Feng Shui improve your website’s look and functionality? The jury is out for that, but clearly when you are looking for inspiration on colour and design why not use Feng Shui? Every year the Chinese Calendar guides us on … Continue reading

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Melbourne Motel Website Gets a Updated

Hume Villa Motor Inn in Fawkner Victoria recently asked us to make a new website and help them get better search rankings for guests looking for accommodation in Melbourne and accommodation near Melbourne Airport. Hume Villa is a Member of … Continue reading

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