28 Jan 2023
THE PROBLEM WITH AIRBNB, VRBO, HOMEAWAY, + BOOKING.COM
In recent years, online travel agencies or OTAs, like Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway and Booking.com, have become a trendy option for booking travel accommodations. As a travel consumer, it’s important to be aware that there are more disadvantages than benefits to booking your vacation rental through these large, third-party channels.
The global pandemic brought with it a sharp influx of new travelers interested in vacation rentals (due to size, privacy, fully equipped kitchens, and guest control), but many of these new vacation renters don’t yet know that the best prices, the best properties, and the best local insight cannot be found on OTA websites, they’re found by booking direct with vacation rental companies, like Tahoe Rental Company.
TOP REASONS TO BOOK YOUR TAHOE VACATION RENTAL DIRECT
Save More & Avoid Hidden Fees - OTAs charge substantial fees to use their sites and that cost is passed off to the guest.
More Accommodation Types & Options - Many of the best (and most exclusive) homes are not listed on OTA websites.
Easy Customization & Communication - Tahoe Rental Company managers can customize or change reservations based on dates or budgets to fit their needs. With OTAs you’ll often have to cancel a reservation and start all over again.
Local Knowledge - Tahoe Rental Company managers know the properties and the Tahoe area better than anyone and can help match guests with homes based on what local attractions or activities they want to experience. There’s someone to call for expert advice and recommendations.
Exclusive Promotions & Discounts - Tahoe Rental Company's list special vacation rental offers that cannot be found on the big websites.
A Better, More Personalized Experience - Guests with special requests or needs can work directly with a Tahoe Rental Company manager to curate a much more personalized vacation.