In the past several months most online vacation rental listing agencies have been bought by large publicly traded companies. These national companies such as, HomeAway, VRBO, Trip Advisor and Airbnb are now charging guests additional services fees when booking vacation rentals through their websites.
Branson Vacation Rentals has always paid to advertise and list our properties on these large listing sites. We have never charged a service fee to book one of our properties. Now, these listing services are continuing to charge us as well as charge the guest this additional service fee upon booking.
As a family run company we understand the importance of saving whenever possible and want to help you do the same. Whether it be a stay in Orlando, Breckenridge or any popular vacation destination you truly will save when booking locally. By booking directly through BransonVacationRentals.com you can avoid paying the 5-12% service fee on every booking that listing sites are now charging. This is not only true for our company but for most locally owned vacation rental properties. When booking your next vacation rental we encourage you to book directly through a local company whenever possible.
How do I find a local vacation rental without using a listing service?
It can be incredibly simple. Google where you want to go and add the term “Vacation Rental” to your search. Stay away from national companies and look for positive Google stars from customers. If listings appear below the Google Map these are companies located in the area you are searching, there is even a link for more local listings.
We would love to hear if you found this information helpful, or if you have questions about how to save when booking your next rental.
Feel free to give us a call at (417) 832-9991 or contact us here.