Are you getting the most out of your ResortsandLodges.com business listing?
Our vertical site allows travelers to view your unique business profile and compare your offerings to other properties in the area. We strive to keep our search engine results page (SERP) placement high, driving potential travelers to our site through major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing! Because travelers are a single click away from your own personalized website when they visit your business listing, this placement on these search engines is important.
However, we are not stopping there.
On January 31, Good Ol’ Days Family Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota, and Willow Point Resort in Buchanan Dam, Texas, became the first two properties to offer online availability and booking directly through the ResortsandLodges.com website.
Currently, we have four properties offering their availability on our website with Mill House Lodge (Flat Rock, NC) and Winter Clove Inn (Round Top, NY) joining the fold in the past week . This brings our running total to four properties in four cities with 124 unique accommodations, a great start but still a long way from our goal.
Why Should You Be the Next Property to Join Us?
Online travel agencies (OTAs) have recently dominated the travel landscape, but in doing so have taken away some of the power the suppliers hold with high commission rates ranging from 15 to 25%. They also have not found a way to make listing your unique vacation rentals cost effective.
Our business model does not revolve around nickel-and-diming travelers and property owners with high commissions and fees, which is why we are offering our online booking and availability at a 3-5% commission.
We want to showcase your unique lodges, cabins, cottages, vacation rentals and more on our website. The vacation rental industry continues to grow with nearly $55 billion in annual revenue. Despite this overwhelming number, the market penetration in this area of the travel landscape is somewhere around five percent. Adding your vacation rentals to the ResortsandLodges.com database will increase your visibility thanks to our nearly 10 million annual travelers, and it will give you the opportunity to sell your availability at a lower commission price.
What Are Your Next Steps?
If you already have a business listing on ResortsandLodges.com, contacting your account manager is the next step to getting your availability online. If you do not have a business listing with us at this time, head to our Marketing Center and get listed for as little as $20 per month!
Do not fall behind your competitors! Make today the day you decide to upload your availability at ResortsandLodges.com!