Out of season and even in the holiday season it takes a lot of work to find customers. Here's a few ideas to get you started.
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- Make your website personal, keep it updated and promote your local area.
- Have postcards or business cards printed and drop them at the Offices de Tourisme within a 100km radius.
- Boards of tourism usually keep a record of local gîtes which they give to tourists looking for a place to stay, make sure they have your details.
- Create a gîte à thème with specific activities such as fishing, equestrian, farm, art, cooking, etc.
Join one of the six national gîte or chambre d’hôtes networks
Advertise your gîte or chambre d’hôtes on online directories
Advertise on Belgium & Dutch websites