Today is the fourth annual #BookDirect guest education day.
Once a year, vacation rental owners and property management companies work to educate our clients on WHY to always #BookDirect.
When travellers book on large vacation rental websites (like Airbnb, Vrbo.com, Booking.com or Expedia), they are paying substantial Service Fees to use these sites.
Simply Kimberley clients pay an additional $250 on top of their base-rental rate for the average 4-night stay in one of our properties.
No one knows the accommodation options in Kimberley better than Simply Kimberley. This includes chalets, hotels and condos. And, we can overflow to these other properties when we're full.
Simply Kimberley can help our client groups choose the best property and seasonal dates to fit their needs (and budget).
The BEST PRICES will always be through a direct booking. And, heck, we knock off 3% when paying by e-transfer (avoid the 3% credit card fees).
Simply Kimberley also operates Kimberley's premier charter transportation (van and buses) options.
Here's a real-time snapshot of how Simply Kimberley marks up our Airbnb, VRBO and Booking.com pricing.
We mark up Airbnb by 20% (host pays 16%), Booking.com by 15% (host pays 10%) and VRBO/HomeAway by 10% (host pays 8%).
Happy Guest Education Day. Remember to always #BookDirect and please call or email Tod anytime.