It’s BookDirect Day today (Wednesday 5th February 2020). Property rental owners from around the world are sharing the message about how you can Book Direct.


What Are the Benefits of Book Direct?

  1. The traveller doesn’t pay a booking fee
  2. The rental owner doesn’t pay any commission
  3. The guest and owner can communicate with one another throughout the booking process.

By booking direct, you get exactly the same holiday or vacation but without any additional charges. That’s more money to spend on a meal out or a family activity! Guests also get direct contact with the owner and are able to ask any questions to make sure the property is right for them. If you book with an Online Travel Agent (OTA), many now with-hold contact details until the final balance has been paid. I like to communicate with my guests as soon as they book and give information to help them plan their stay.

How Can You Find Properties to Book Direct?

For travel inspiration then visit the Vacation Soup website. Vacation Soup is a global travel guide written by owners. They share their insider’s knowledge about their location with top tips about the best things to see and do.

There is also a Vacation Soup Facebook group.

A couple of alternatives are Book Direct maps and their associated Facebook groups.

Facebook group for the BookDirect map

The BookDirect map can be found here.

Facebook group for Book Your Holiday Direct with the Owner

The Book Your Holiday Direct with the Owner map is here

Social media and Facebook in particular is your friend when it comes to finding your next holiday or vacation. There are plenty more Facebook groups depending on where you are in the world. Simply use the search box to type in words such as holiday or vacation.

So, the message is to Book Direct if you want to save some money and liaise directly with the owner.

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