Fetch My Guest and the Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals partnership addresses the concerns of many in the vacation rental industry. Vacation rental travelers are underserved by not having access to premium listings, the ability to communicate directly with the professional hosts and charged “fees” that increase vacation costs by hundreds to thousands of dollars. The Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals represents members in Washington State, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia, California and Hawaii.
The Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals leadership team has long recognized the need to create a marketplace that would serve their rapidly growing membership outside of major listing sites who hide information from the traveler. For years, travelers have built relationships with these well recognized vacation rental member brands who distinguish themselves on delivering service excellence to the vacation rental travel community.
NorthwestStays.com will seamlessly and efficiently direct travelers to premium vacation rental brands in complete transparency. No hidden fees, direct communications and a guarantee that they will always receive the best price when they #BookDirect. NorthwestStays.com will be introduced to the membership at their annual conference at the Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Washington on April 23rd.
“Building a community of professional managers, advocating for our industry and promoting our member brands is the three-fold mission of the NWVRP and the new NorthwestStays marketplace, powered by Fetch My Guest, helps to meet our goal of promoting our individual vacation rental brands. It’s about trust, and professionals working together to exceed the expectations of our guests!
Creating and operating an exclusive vacation rental marketplace for our membership will give all of us the opportunity to promote our vacation rental brands and showcase our premium properties, which, in turn, will allow vacation rental travelers to #BookDirect and to be free from the excessive booking fees and controls coming from companies such as HomeAway, VRBO and Airbnb.With this effort, the independent vacation rental professional and the traveler can once again reconnect.
The NorthwestStays marketplace offers us the opportunity to regain lost ground, recapture the data that we own and become the leader in professionally managed premium homes in the Pacific Northwest,” said Daniel Eby, President of the Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals.
“Fetch My Guest is pleased to be partnering with the Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals at this exciting time in their history. The leadership team is comprised of dedicated volunteers in creating the blueprint for how our industry groups can come together for a common cause. The past few years, vacation rental professionals have had to withstand constant policy changes from large listing sites that have no vested interest in their success, and only a monetary interest in the travelers we proudly serve and respect.
For years, many have talked about creating a community of vacation rental brands that would bring back transparency between the vacation rental traveler and the professional vacation rental hosts. We are excited to take this landmark step with the NWVRP in creating the first of it’s kind marketplace that is focused on serving the members interest first. As vacation rental professionals, we share that passion and look forward to working with many more communities that face the same challenges and want to distinguish themselves from the big box listing sites” said Vince Perez, CEO of Fetch My Guest.