100% of our bookings this week have been from our own website. That’s huge. Hospitality businesses dream of achieving that level of direct business, but have you ever thought about why that is?
When you book your accommodation through a booking service the first thing to keep in mind is that it will cost you more AND your host will earn less.
But there are other, less obvious advantages to booking direct, in particular, it allows your host to communicate with you and understand your needs before you arrive. This can be crucial if you have special food requirements or if you’re visiting a local attraction where your hosts can arrange a discount or VIP treatment for you.