Seller's Comments and Description:
Where to List Vacation Accommodation Rentals
To help you sift through the options, I tested some of the popular vacation rental sites to figure out which ones offers the best marketing options. I discovered that there’s no single best vacation home rental site, each one has pros and cons, but some are simply the best considering the money left in your pocket and the chances of getting a booking.
Certainly the top sites must be those with the most listings, like:
Airbnb, Booking com, Expedia, HomeAway, HometoGo, Hotels com, Tripadvisor, Tripping,
But, here comes the surprise: It often happens that your accommodation disappears amongst millions of options on popular websites. So lets have a look at less popular booking sites:
- Want2Stay - www.want2stay.com - is a world wide website with focus on South Africa. Listing is free. Guests pay no booking fees. No VAT. Guests pay Hosts directly. Hosts only pay a 5% service fee on successful bookings.
- Vakansie Akkommodasie - www.vakansieakkommodasie.co.za - is an Afrikaans Language website with English translation options. Listing is free. Guests pay no booking fees. No VAT. Guests pay Hosts directly. Hosts only pay a 5% service fee on successful bookings.
- World Solutions -- www.worldsolutions.co.za - is a world wide website. Listing is free. Guests pay no booking fees. No VAT. Guests pay Hosts directly. Hosts pay no fees. It does not provide a bookings system. Holiday makers contact Hosts directly.
Comparing the last 3 websites the amazing thing is that you are in charge of your own bookings: you can also block dates, [Nr 1 + Nr 2] and, sync your calendar with other websites and or your desktop computer. There is simply no reason why you should pay websites if you get free advertising like on World Solutions, but if you prefer a focused marketing approach and need to synchronize calendars then surely option 1 and 2 beat every competition.
Remember; World Solutions is a free classifieds website for anyone, anything, anytime.
Well, I hope the information is of some assistance.