Vacation rental owners often use sites like Airbnb and VRBO to find customers. While these agencies can help connect your rental to travelers, it is always a good idea to have your own vacation rental website that allows for guests to make direct bookings. Here are several reasons you are short-selling your vacation rental if you don’t have your own website:
- Cut out the OTA – with direct bookings, you’re not paying the online travel agency. You can often offer a discount for direct bookings and still make more money. It’s all about convenience for guests, so be sure they can check availability and pay securely for the rental from your site.
- Establish a brand – this is especially important if you have more than one rental property. If vacation rentals are your primary business, then you want to create a brand that entices travelers to try your other vacation rentals after they’ve had a good experience at one of them.
- Upsell packages to travelers – do you offer local experiences or even meal options with your rental? There are plenty of ways to upsell to travelers on your site by partnering up with local businesses like spas, restaurants, and shops. Create experiences by adding cooking classes, a massage, or a wine tasting. The possibilities are endless if you are willing to work with other local business owners.
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A1 American is proud to offer the supplies that vacation rentals need for success. From amenities to bedding to PPE welcome kits, we have what you need to treat your guests right. Give us a call today at 833.205.2200 to get in touch with a friendly A1 American representative and learn more on how to get your order started.