Travel trends for 2021 show that travel to naturally isolated, rural destinations is on the rise and cabin rentals are a firm favorite for easy social distancing in scenic surroundings with space, serenity and all the comforts of home.
The dynamics of travel have changed in the past year. Many property managers are moving away from online booking platforms due to costly fees, complicated channel distribution and a desire for more direct business and personal interaction with guests. Travelers are in search of a safe stay in a remote destination at a good price!
Get the Best Price
Third party channels and OTA’s (Vrbo, Airbnb, HomeAway, Booking.com, Expedia, etc.) are great for searching for your vacation rental but don’t click book! Most special offers, discounts, last-minute deals and great vacation homes are not available on these online platforms. Booking direct always gets you the best cabin rental at the best price.
|OTA Guest Fees|
|Airbnb||10% to 20%|
|Vrbo & HomeAway||6% to 15%|
|TripAdvisor & Flipkey||Guest Fee 8% to 16%|
|Expedia||No reservation fees for guests|
|Booking.com||No reservation fees for guests|
Avoid the Risks
Booking direct gives you the best price together with peace of mind that your vacation is safe and secure. We’ve all heard horror stories of guests arriving at their dream vacation rental to find it either booked, or non-existent!
Fraudulent listings are on the rise and it’s impossible for the mega listing sites to eliminate all false listings and scammers. This is an easily avoidable situation by booking direct with a reputable local property manager.
OTA’s block all direct communication with property managers until the reservation is confirmed, you’re basically communicating with an algorithm! There’s no one to call to make sure this is the best home for your bucket-list vacation and a big OTA (or call center in another country) are certainly not going to come to the rescue when an emergency arises (or add a surprise anniversary package to your booking!).
If you need to make changes to your booking, a simple phone call (and not a call center) will have you sorted. Booking direct allows you authentic and open communication directly with the property manager whose primary goal is to give you the best guest experience possible, earn your trust and retain you as a repeat guest.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on many small business owners so if you can support local, why not go straight to the source?
Booking direct with a local property manager benefits (and boosts) the local community you’ve chosen as a vacation destination, and not a multinational corporation.
Bear Lake Premier Cabins
Get the best possible price for your next Bear Lake cabin when you #bookdirect with Bear Lake Premier Cabins. Book online or give one of our knowledgeable customer service associates a call on (435) 565-6006 to make sure you book a Bear Lake vacation cabin that best suits your needs. When you book direct you can even stay now pay later!