Why #Bookdirect for your holiday rental?
What is Bookdirect ?We wish everyone would bookdirect when choosing your holiday. When you are researching your holiday rental booking, we understand that it’s hard to know where to start! Well-known international booking sites (online travel agencies or ‘OTAs’) make things seem easy. You may have used them for other holidays elsewhere, so they offer a familiar option. It can seem like a leap of faith to leave these platforms and seek out independent companies, but there are lots of benefits to booking direct.
Why does the cottage owner care where the booking comes from ?
OTA’s can charge the guests/owner upto 25% (inc vat) AND a booking fee to the customer.
This is the reason OTA’s don’t like people booking direct.
So, you might ask, why should I bother?
Well, bookdirect and you’ll benefit from intimate knowledge of the destination you’ve chosen. You get invaluable local experience and you can speak to the owners not a salesperson. Let’s give you an idea of some of the advantages. Usually, you’ll find the same properties on OTA websites as you would by going directly to the owner or property manager. Some have stopped using OTAs completely. If you do decide direct is best, you’ll usually find it’s cheaper or offer early check ins, later check outs, ‘extras’ etc.
So, the question you should be asking is, why wouldn’t I #Bookdirect ? Moorparks Cottage or Moorparks Barn that’s the hard question!