“We are very excited for our NWVRP Hawaiian professional managers joining our marketplace network of professionally managed vacation homes. GreatHawaiiStays.com will provide even more options to book direct for travelers looking to get the best rate guarantee,”said Blake MacKenzie, Vice President of the Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals association.
We are just beginning to really see our marketplace network of professional managers grow. The vision is catching on fast as our vacation rental manager community understands the importance of working together will provide the best value and service for our guests, something the OTAs cannot provide” concluded MacKenzie.
GreatHawaiistays is currently onboarding properties. Joining the marketplace is limited to NWVRP members and costs $66 per property per year.
NWVRP partner Fetch My Guest will operate the marketplace as it expands the network of independent vacation rental professionals to include the Northwest, Northeast and California, with new regions coming online soon.
“We are pleased to see the continued growth of the NWVRP network. The addition of GreatHawaiistays.com will not only provide strength to our nationwide network of independent vacation rental professionals, it will also provide a valuable alternative to the vacation rental traveler community that we serve by booking direct!”said Vince Perez, CEO of Fetch My Guest. “
Vacation rental managers in Hawaii may contact GreatHawaiistays@gmail.com for details or sign up for the webinar here
We are extremely excited to be part of this unique market place, and we invite all the professional managers in Hawaii to join us as part of NWVRP via GreatHawaiiStays.com The more professional managers that support and maintain this marketplace, the stronger it will become and in a few years. we may all be reducing costs and increasing our bookings by being part of this program.
The growth of the marketplaces are be driven by the fact that the OTAs cannot compete with local professional managers for service and price. Travel consumers are already looking for alternatives and the data at the OTA shopping cart drop off shows this as a fact. Travel consumers are simply voting with their feet because they are fed up with the lack of transparency under the current OTA model. OTAs know this, and in some cases OTAs have hedged their interests by becoming competitors against their own listed hosts and getting involved with the direct management of properties.
Travel consumers want trust to be part of the equation. Only local professional managers are in a position to directly build customer relationships and provide the quality of experience. There in lies the trust factor where strong customer relationships are key to building a lasting business.
As our professionally managed vacation rental marketplaces grow, the domain authority increases, which in turn directs customers towards a Premium Outlet experience for the vacation rental traveler. They get to shop their favorite and trusted VRM brands and explore new ones without being masked, billed additional fees just for access, or funneled towards properties that do not meet their standards.
The marketplaces give the power back into the hands of the customer. The customer gets to buy directly from the source, and this is what the customer will expect and will expect even more into the future.
The vision of this market place is exactly what professional STR managers need. We recently joined the NWVRP and are placing our homes on the CaliStays marketplace. The results are impressive. This is good for us and good for our guests.