The vacation rental industry has changed dramatically over the last few years and not for the better. These changes negatively impacted both the traveler and vacation rental owners alike. As a result, more and more owners are leaving the online travel agencies (“OTA’s”) and listing their properties on regional sites like New York Rental By Owner, where there are no booking fees. These regional websites charge owners much less to list their properties and travelers pay nothing, zero, zippo! Oddly enough, this is how the OTA industry started!
New York Rental By Owner is purely and simply a listing site that connects travelers and vacation rental owners. We believe in open and direct communication between owners and travelers before, during and after the booking. In contrast, OTA’s want to control the process bending the rules to their benefit, at the expense of the traveler and owner.
February 7, 2018 is the first ever “Book Direct” day. Vacation rental owners, hoteliers and industry related websites are coming together as one common voice to educate travelers and guests to inform them that there is an alternative to the OTA’s.
BookDirect to Save Hundreds of Dollars On Your Next Vacation Rental!
So say NO to the VRBO! Other OTA’s that will gladly take you hard earned money are: HomeAway, AirBnb, Flipkey, etc. All of these websites will charge both the owner and traveler very high fees. Buyer beware! Ask questions and read the website!
Why pay more for the same vacation rentals?
Booking a vacation rental on a no fee-listing site can save you money, sometimes hundreds of dollars! Yes, hundreds of dollars! At New York Rental By Owner: We do not charge a traveler fee and never will!
Receive personalized service.
Not every vacation rental is for everyone. Booking direct with an owner or property manager allows for open communication so that you can ask important questions before you book.
Receive one-on-one personal service from a local expert. Owners know their destination the best, the attractions,, the restaurants, the vendors, the happy hours the discounts, etc., and are more than happy to share with you their insider local tips. Remember, owners want your repeat business and will make very effort to ensure you are happy and enthusiastic enough to come back and tell your friends. They are completely vested in you having the perfect vacation experience.
Receive the best possible price.
Many of these OTA’s want you to think that they are offering you the best possible price, when in fact they’re not. The cost for an owner to list their property on the OTA’s has become increasingly more expensive. As a result, owners have no choice but to pass the increase on to travelers. Your fee goes up! Speaking directly with the owner guarantees you the best possible rental price, access to special offers and/or last minute cancellations deals.
No fee regionals listing sites are gaining in popularity. New York Rental By Owner (a member of Vacation Home Rental Network) is one of them. Owners and travelers can make a difference by spreading the word that there is an alternative to VRBO, HomeAway, AirBnb, etc.
You have saved all year for your vacation, so make sure it is your perfect vacation rental BEFORE you book.