In case you missed it, February 1 was International Book Direct Day!!!! Here at VRLBI, we celebrate #BookDirect Day everyday, but we thought we would take #BookDirect Day a step farther and celebrate the entire month of February!
What exactly is #BookDirect Day?
The “book direct” movement started about six years ago when the “big sites” like VRBO and AirBnB started charging ridiculous fees to travelers and hosts to advertise on their websites. These fees are now 20-30% of the total that the guest ultimately pays for their vacation. #BookDirect Day was created to educate travelers why they should book direct and how to do it safely.
When you “book direct,” you are going directly to the owner or property manager and cutting out the middle man. At VRLBI, we connect you directly with owners and property managers with NO ADDED booking fees and NO site commissions! Owners pay us a small annual fee to advertise, and you, the guest, pay the owner directly. Super Simple and Super SAFE because we verify every owner that lists on our site.
Besides saving money and not getting scammed, there are many other reasons to #BookDirect: