WHAT IS #BOOKDIRECT ALL ABOUT?
Once a year, in February, local vacation rental property managers and hotels come together to promote #BookDirect Day as a national campaign, but the #BookDirect & Save campaign is not just an annual event held each year. It’s a way to save 365 days a year!
The goal is that one day every year local property managers collaborate to help educate our guests on third-party booking sites (Vrbo, HomeAway, AirBnB) and the additional fees they charge to book through them. This fee may be up to 20% in additional charges! When booking directly with Ryson, guests can save up to 20%. Ryson guarantees to always offer our guests the best rates available, not only on National #BookDirect & Save Day, but all year long!
BEST RATES COMPARED TO TOP THIRD-PARTY SITES (VRBO AND AIRBNB)
Many traveler are not even aware they are actually booking through third-party sites (Vrbo, HomeAway, AirBnB, Expedia, Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Marriot Homes & Villas and so many others). Guests that are aware, often believe they are getting a better price due to advertised sales by the big brand travel agents. These national and worldwide online booking sites spend a lot of money to continue this way of thinking.
Well known online travel agents require local small business property managers to sign rate parity agreements to list with them. This means vacation rentals listed with online travel agents will often times reflect the same low rate as the local property manager. However, these “sales” don’t mention that guests are then required to pay a booking fee, which can be up to an additional 20% or hundreds of dollars!
Booking Directly with Ryson Vacation Rentals
Booking with Third-Party Online Travel Agents (Marriot Homes & Villas, Booking.com)
LOCAL PROPERTY MANAGERS & STAFF
We know our homes and the island. If guests have any questions about the photos, description, amenities, floor plan/layout, a community of the home, view, distance and how to access the beach, places to eat and things to do, our team lives in the area and we have been our homes. We have been to many of the best places to eat and all the fun things to do on Galveston island. We can help you find the perfect home, the closest grocery store, best restaurants, favorite attractions and help you live like a local if your reach out to us. Ryson Vacation Rental also offers our first-rate, in-house Gulf Coast Concierge service.
Gulf Coast Concierge loves to help guests create vacation memories to last a lifetime by offering discounted tickets, beach gear, golf carts, exotic vehicle rentals, special occasion packages, sunset cruises, bonfire and smores on the beach with music set up, watch dolphins in their natural habitat, sailing, boating, fishing charters, photo sessions, floral packages, grocery delivery, venue rental, and a variety of in-home services.
24/7 EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE & SECURITY
Most vacations go smoothly, but should a problem arise, that’s when guests may find out why we believe it’s so important to offer these hopefully unnecessary benefits. If a home’s AC or electric goes out in the middle of summer, we will send someone out as soon as possible to make the repair. Get locked out of the house in the middle of a rainstorm? We have you covered.
Booking directly is always the better option.
#BOOKDIRECT & SAVE!
Call a Ryson Vacation Planner today at 409-877-7404!