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About Us

Research, Diligence and Investment Ltd (RDAI) is a Mauritian based company that owns and operates wwwdotgotodotmu, an innovative global website for vacation rental owners to advertise their vacation rentals to Guests/Travelers worldwide. Our site makes it easy for vacation rental owners to list their properties, connect with Guests, book reservations, and obtain qualified reviews online through a simple and powerful user interface.

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The Difference

At wwwdotgotodotmu, we know the importance of high quality vacation rental listing sites are critical to helping vacation rental owners to generate rental income from their vacation homes. There are thousands of vacation rental listing sites online today, choosing which vacation rental listing sites to include when differentiating your marketing strategy can be difficult. It can be hard to determine whether or not a website is credible or will produce results. wwwdotgotodotmu is becoming fast one of the most credible vacation rental listing websites online today. The site was developed, continues to be developed, and is operated by rental professionals who have been active and hands-on in helping vacation rental owners generate rental income since 1996. wwwdotgotodotmu was founded by members who pioneered vacation rentals in Mauritius since 1996. Our long-standing partnerships with vacation rental owners in Mauritius has led us to understand the industry and rental process from start to finish.

We started  working in the vacation rental industry in its infancy as of 1996 offering:

  1. Creation of vacation rental owners websites in Mauritius (1996 - 2009)
  2. On-line marketing and advertising services (1999 - 2009)
  3. Tour operations offering vacation rentals in Mauritius (2006 -2009)
  4. Vacation rentals property management in Mauritius (2007 - 2015)
  5. Ownership of vacation rentals in Mauritius (2009 - 2016) working with On-line travel agents like Booking.com, Flipkey, HomeAway, House Trip and many more.
  6. Launch of wwwdotgotodotmu 2016 alpha version and 2018 beta version. The platform is now stable. Until the end of 2018 we will be concentrating on content creation and marketing strategies through social media platforms. If you are reading this, then you came through one of our test social media advertising campaigns.

Over the last 22 years we have acquired the different respective perspectives to operate a global vacation rental platform like wwwdotgotodotmu. This is what sets us apart. When you list your property on wwwdotgotodotmu, you can be assured that the team behind the site care, will listen, understand, and will take your collective feedback into account with a clear long-term vision of providing the strongest and most trusted brand for the vacation rentals and alternative lodging market.

When you register on wwwdotgotodotmu you have by default 5 listings on a one year's trial basis. Our policy is to convert "The trial period", on a year to year basis, into a FREE account subject to a complicated algorithm monitoring each individual vacation rental listing's editorial updates such as content, quality of pictures, calendar updates and a lot more important criteria.

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Vacation Rental Site's Features

wwwdotgotodotmu is a full-featured vacation rental listing site, offering user-friendly tools to help vacation rental owners effectively market their properties online. We make it easy for vacation rental owners and guests to connect, and simplify the reservation process for everyone. Below are some of the major features:

Full Featured Vacation Rental Listings

Free vacation rental listings on wwwdotgotodotmu allow vacation rental owners to display the most important information on one screen fold that   guests need when considering renting a vacation rental type or alternative accommodation property. Our vacation rental listings ensure that guests know as much as possible about the vacation rental and terms of the vacation rental prior to making contact. Vacation rental listings include:

  • Online booking & Instant quotes
  • Availability calendar which can be updated automatically from other accounts with our iCal feature
  • Descriptive property title
  • Detailed property description
  • Property type & square footage
  • Number of bedrooms, bathrooms, guests
  • Nightly, weekly, monthly and seasonal pricing
  • Standard pricing & pricing for extra people
  • Special offer pricing
  • Discounts & add-ons
  • Additional rates information
  • Policies, terms and conditions
  • Photos & videos
  • Property availability & when last updated
  • Minimum stay & changeover day
  • Property reviews
  • Coupon codes
  • Fine map location
  • Directions & area description
  • General, indoor, and outdoor amenities
  • Services provided by the Owner
  • Property accessibility
  • Local activities & area attractions
  • Owner's email inquiry form
  • Owner's name, phone, languages spoken
  • Owner's profile image or company logo
  • Guest's Save to Favorites
  • Guest's quick print & mobile QR Code
  • Guest's property PDF
  • Guest's Send to a Friend form
  • Social sharing tools

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Secure Owner Dashboard

wwwdotgotodotmu includes a secure Dashboard where vacation rental owners can manage profiles, listings, enquiries, reviews, reservations and payments. Owners can exit the Dashboard to navigate the site, search for rentals, store favorites, and post reviews.

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Reservation Management Tools

wwwdotgotodotmu does not require vacation rental owners to use the online booking and reservation management system, however vacation rental owners with properties that generate a high volume of bookings will find these tools valuable and time saving. wwwdotgotodotmu's system leaves you in charge of your own familiar reservation processes if you want to be, but our built-in tools are there if you need them. In the Dashboard area you can track inquiries as they come in and update your calendar status to pending while working out the details of your potential reservation. You can store information like arrival and departure dates, number of adults and children, rental cost including any discounts or add-ons, and contact details for the renter such as name, address, telephone number and email. Once your reservation and payment details are finalised you can send confirmation to the renter and update calendars to booked.

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Search Positioning

wwwdotgotodotmu has 3 ways for you to control your search position in your vacation rental's respective location on wwwdotgotodotmu. You can choose to either "Feature" your vacation rental, "Highlight" your vacation rental, or both Feature and Highlight your vacation rental for a minimum of 7 days. The Feature / Highlight system works in a hierarchy. Highlighted vacation rental listings will appear above Standard vacation rental listings. Featured vacation rental listings will appear above both Highlight and Standard vacation rental listings, as well as in a special Featured vacation rentals area at the top of the search page. A vacation rental that is both Featured and Highlighted will appear above all other vacation rental listings, and first in the Featured vacation rental rotation at the top of the search page. Why is this important? For locations in which there are many pages of vacation rental listings, you can Feature or Highlight your vacation rental listing to move to the first page. The first page of vacation rental listings in a location search is considered the "landing page". Properties on the landing page are more likely to be viewed and convert to inquiries. Featured and Highlight listings are a paid service option that puts you in control of your property's visibility, and lets you decide the timing and frequency of your top search positioning.

Wait for it: We only charge € 1 per day minimum 7 days to either feature or highlight your vacation rental listing. 28 days FREE Featured and Highlighted vacation rental listing if you complete your vacation rental listing within 7 days of registering your vacation rental with a minimum 90% completion. Completion rate is visible on each individual vacation rental listing. Once you have achieved this, all you have to do is contact us to activate the FREE Featured and Highlighted for your respective vacation rental listing. Offer applies for up to 5 FREE listings offered, by default when you register.

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Advertise last minute deals or special offers during off-peak times to help fill your calendar with booked dates, or include special offers as part of your overall pricing strategy to attract the growing number of vacationers and renters looking specifically for deals. The title of your special offer price will appear on your listing in location search results and in your rates table on your property details page. You do not have to pay to advertise deals, you may post them at any time.

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Connect Your Calendar

wwwdotgotodotmu uses the iCal format, so you can import, export, and sync your booking calendar - update availability once and you're done. We will soon be offering a calendar widget to display availability on your personal website if you have one. You will simply cut the calendar widget code found in the "Tools & Settings" section of your listing in the Dashboard area and paste it into your own website where you would like the calendar to appear. Once the code is in place, you can update your calendar on wwwdotgotodotmu, and the calendar on your own website will automatically update. This feature requires a basic knowledge of HTML where we can assist you FREE of charge.

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Text Message Enquiry Alerts

We are currently working to offer SMS Packages to help you keep up with the competition. SMS stands for "Short Message Service", and allows you to receive text messages when someone submits an inquiry for your property on wwwdotgotodotmu. The text message will contain the Guest's name, phone number and email. With an SMS package you will be able to reply back right away, if at the very least to confirm that you have received the enquiry. Generally speaking, if you do not reply back to an enquiry in 1 hour or less, another vacation rental owner's property will likely be booked .

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Guest Accounts

Guest accounts allow site visitors and rental Guests to auto-fill inquiry forms, store favorites, track reservations and post reviews. Guests have their own administration area where they can review their favorite property listings at any time. The Guest admin area makes it easy to stay connected with Owners and confirm whether a reservation is inactive, pending, or booked, and whether or not a payment has been confirmed. After a stay in a property, a renter with a Guest account can submit a property review. Guest accounts help to maintain the validity of reviews by allowing the Owner to check the name of the Guest against the booked dates, both of which are required to submit a review.

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Search Filters

wwwdotgotodotmu offers search filters to simplify the process of finding the perfect vacation rental. Search filters allow site visitors to drill down and find the vacation rentals that best fit their specific criteria by defining location, travel dates, price, number of bedrooms, number of guests, property type, location type, amenities, and suitability. The filters help potential Guests find the rentals that best suit their needs, which helps vacation rental owners to receive qualified enquiries.

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Online Booking & Payments

General

The wwwdotgotodotmu online booking system gives vacation rental owners the ability to accept and PayPal payments (Major credit cards will be available soon) while securely requesting payment from Guests. Payments are processed via PayPal, the World's leading secure payment gateway. You must have a valid PayPal account to enable online booking and begin accepting payments. If you do not have an existing PayPal account, setting up a PayPal account is easy and free - you can sign up here . Once a Guest has booked a reservation online, their travel dates will be designated with a "Pending" status, and they will need to wait for a confirmation email from the vacation rental owner or Manager of the vacation rental. Once the confirmation email is received, the dates will be designated a "Booked" status, and the reservation will be complete.

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Owners / Managers

To activate or deactivate online booking at any time, login to the Dashboard, then, in the menu at left, navigate to Rental Manager > Manage listings. Click the pencil icon on the right-hand side of the page for the listing you would like to manage. Now, from the "Edit listing" page, click the "Settings" icon. Check or un-check the box next to "Allow bookings" to activate or deactivate online booking and click save at the bottom of the page to save your new settings. To accept online payments, you must have a valid PayPal account. To link your PayPal account to your wwwdotgotodotmu profile, login to the Dashboard, then, in the menu at left, navigate to My Account > Change profile. Now, from the "My Account Overview" page, enter your registered PayPal email where it indicates Booking / PayPal Email . Your wwwdotgotodotmu profile is now linked to your PayPal account, and you are ready to accept payments online.

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The Booking Process

When a Guest chooses to book a vacation rental on wwwdotgotodotmu, the requested dates will be put into "Pending" status and the vacation rental owner will receive a "Pending Reservation" notification. The notification will include the Guest's name, phone number, and email so the Owner may contact the Guest to discuss details of the rental before confirming the reservation. If the Owner chooses to confirm the pending reservation, the dates will automatically be changed to "Booked" status and the Guest will receive a "Reservation Confirmation" notice. Verified Owners will receive payment immediately with no holdover period: Contact us to "Request Owner Verification".

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Agencies

We are looking to open regional agencies in the Indian Ocean for Reunion Island, Seychelles, Madagascar and Maldives in the short term (2018/19) and then countries in Africa in the mid-term (2020) and the rest of the world. If you are interested in expanding with us over the years, contact us for any country, independent of our short and mid-term vision.

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Contact us

Mit * gekennzeichnete Felder sind Pflichtfelder
  • Research, Diligence and Investments Ltd, Mon Repos, Pamplemousses, Mauritius
  • (+230) 52 59 52 95

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