Book Direct – Why it’s Important
Why Book Direct?
What does booking direct mean? It means you get the best deals and offers that you won’t find anywhere else. It means you are booking directly with Brayton Bed and Breakfast and not with some online travel agency (OTA) such as Expedia, Airbnb, Orbitz, Travelocity and Booking.com for instance. Why is that important?
- You are usually guaranteed the lowest price available with the maximum room nights/dates available.
- You work directly with us in case of changes, cancellations or delays.
- Take advantage of special deals and amenities
- You are supporting a small business, with owners who love what they do and will give you the insiders tip on where to go and what to do.
How to Avoid Service Fees
OTA’s make their money by charging either the traveler who books a room, the place of lodging, or even both. Booking Direct with Brayton B&B takes all the guess work out of it. Expedia, Airbnb, Orbitz, Travelocity, and Booking.com are all examples of OTAs. Even Google search adds in a “Book A Room” button that can be deceiving. Many times travelers think Google’s blue “Book A Room” button goes directly to the hotel or B&B, but goes to the OTA, not to the B&B! With Airbnb, for example, the property owner gives up at least 3 percent of the room price. For the traveler, the service fee can range from 5 percent to 15 percent. Airbnb doesn’t explain in any detail how it calculates the fee.
When it comes to making reservations for a B&B, who serves you better? The OTAs by charging you fees with little personal assistance or the small business owners, the innkeepers with the heart for hospitality, that do it best.? We hope you choose to book directly with us for friendly, personal, and knowledgeable customer service!
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