Direct Booking Sites
Open the door to listing site independence
Many short-term and vacation rental companies operate Direct Booking Sites. They're a great way to become independent from listing sites and online travel agencies, save on commissions and create a pool of repeat guests.
Aside from reclaiming control over your booking stream, Direct Booking Sites offer other hidden benefits for companies of any size. With no requirements for coding or graphic design skills, they can be setup in a few hours. It's another example of technology helping hosts and managers scale their businesses through automation.
So are you ready to take fresh look at Direct Booking Sites and unlock that untapped potential? Download the paper today:
Preview of what's in this paper
What is a Direct Booking Site?
We clearly define what constitutes a Direct Booking Site. We also explore how the vacation and short-term rental industries evolved from Direct Bookings to the current model of listing sites and online travel agencies.
The concept of Listing Site Independence
Some hosts and managers think of Direct Booking Sites as workarounds to paying commissions. But Direct Booking Sites offer so much more than that. We go over the concept of Listing Sites Independence and why it matters in the current stage of the industry.
Common misconceptions about Direct Bookings Sites
For some companies and single-property hosts, Direct Booking Sites may not be the best option. However, most multi-property owners and managers will find that the hidden benefits far outweigh the downsides.
The economics of Direct Booking Sites
For some, it all comes down to dollars and cents. We go over a sample calculation of how much in commissions a Direct Booking Site can save your company.
The options available for implementation
Building a Direct Booking Site can be a simple task (out-of-the-box) or be technically complex (fully custom). Different options have their pros, cons, and costs associated to them.