In today’s rapidly changing world of vacation rentals, there has been a trend where larger OTA’s have been bypassing local rental companies, and more importantly service to travelers. While dealing directly with homeowners and saving money is fantastic for travelers, they are often left out in the cold if something goes wrong in their vacation rental.
Stuff happens on vacation – that’s a given. Appliances can malfunction. Rain may ruin pool time for the family and travelers may need suggestions where to have some fun at the best price. Keys may break and not work. Guests will need service and answers, however owners may be half a world away. Travelers with problems need them taken care of as soon as possible or there can be negative reviews about their vacation rental.
Vacation rental companies provide fantastic local service while making the check in and out process painless. They are also a tremendous resource for travelers who are unfamiliar with local attractions, activities, and geography. These local rental companies are often fixtures in popular vacation locales and are a major boon to the area’s economy. In the past few years, more and more of these local rental companies have been bypassed due to pricing and advertising budgets by independent vacation rental owners and OTA’s.
There is a niche that has needed to be filled in the travel industry where everyone wins – where travelers get the best deals and trusted service, rental owners get bookings and revenue, and local rental companies get their piece of the pie and opportunity to gain new business. There is a new website called VacationFinder.com that can definitely fill this niche.
VacationFinder.com is truly a unique RBO site – in that 100% of all listings are supported with service from local rental companies. Travelers can rest assured that their needs will be met, should they need anything. Homeowners can take advantage of phenomenal listing prices and can directly deal with their guests to ensure repeat business. Local rental companies are able to take advantage of referrals to properties that they service, while gaining valuable opportunities to build relationships with future renters. Through VacationFinder.com, everyone wins.
VacationFinder will be attending the annual VRMA conference in New Orleans, October 25th – 28th. Visit Vacationfinder.com today and take advantage of a limited time offer where owners and rental companies can get 1 free Silver yearly listing when they sign up. Also, check out VacationFinder® on Facebook, Twitter, and on their blog at www.vacationfinder.com/vacation-blog.