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What Are We?

Guestbook 247 is a leading cloud based property management system (PMS) aimed at guest accommodation partners to allows them to generate more bookings and to make day to day management of guest, bookings and related task easier, quicker, accessible and reliable.

Guestbook 247 is a cloud based application, accessed via any modern browser on desktop PC, laptop, tablet or even smartphones. So if you manage a guesthouse, b&b, hotel, apartments or pension you can run your business stress free from any where any time.

How Did We Start?

In short, on a chairlift in Austria. It was another exciting day out skiing for Wayne and Ben when chatting on a chairlift we discussed the idea for a booking management system. Wayne the tech guy and Ben the property owner - the perfect match for seeding the ideas behind Guestbook. 

So Guestbook 247 was born. Over the next spring and summer we discussed ideas, built a backlog of stories, chose Microsoft Azure as the cloud platform, created an early build. From there on we kept adding new and improved features and inviting other property owners to try us out and get their all important feedback.

Where We Going?

World domination! No, only joking. We're happy to serve our community of property owners and keep expanding the user base whilst keeping sight of our core goals of helping you get more customers, making life easier by freeing up your time whilst delivering a reliable, safe system.

Guestbook 247 now has a good range of mature features helping our customers 247. From here on major developments will include an updated user interface, more integrations with other apps, like accounting systems and of course listening to and reacting to your feedback.



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