Did you know that every time you book your stay with us via Airbnb, we have to pay 3.9% in commission costs? 😱
Now you may think “well it’s just one booking, what difference could that make?”
You’re right, but over time and a season that figure adds up, and over the past few years millions of ££ are being taken from our local businesses when they don’t need to be.
Airbnb, Trivago, Booking,com etc are smart because they heavily market on the fact that you get the BEST RATES and BEST INCENTIVES when you book via their website.
But did you know that it’s false? 🤔🤔
They also add on a booking fee to you - we don't
Even worse using these websites are driving prices up for you. Why? Well people like us have to add their commission charges into our prices. If we don't make a profit, like all businesses we'll go under.
Today is the day that Hospitality Owners all over the world are standing together and spreading the word about #BookDirect �Here is where we need your help 💪
If you see this message, please hit the share button or comment below and tag someone you know.
If you always book directly with the property, then share this post and explain why it is so important.
Now please don’t get me wrong, I have supported many family run business rather than corporate entities in the last 30 years, because it is hard being a small business, you need loyal customers. As far as I’m aware, you listed your property on their site to gain business, using their software that they paid for development ,their multi million pound advertising budget. Having built the website and run it, learnt and utilized SEO techniques for developing leads for my wife’s business, I know and understand what their technology and advertising brings to the table. It’s a choice, don’t gripe about your choice. And agreeing to pay for a service and then trying to cut them out, is unethical.
ps. Good luck, and I truly mean that.
Didn't actually know you were on Airbnb! 😂 We would always book direct with you.
We didn’t know that either. Will definitely share. Thanks for making us all aware (not that we’ve used any of those sites). J&P x
Alison. We have always booked direct with you but has no idea about this. Thanks for letting us know. X
We also book direct with you because you're soooo nice and and very helpful, booking on line is too impersonal. See you in August Alison x
Never knew that Allison thanks for letting us know xx
When we stayed in Northumberland last year we were told this,and they have to wait for there money.
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