At Beyond Pricing, we're on a mission to help everyone make more money from their vacation rental. While we focus on pricing, we also make recommendations to our owners and managers on how to drive more demand, which can lead to higher prices.
Many of our early individual hosts took advantage of our HomeAway integration to get listed on their first non-Airbnb site. Because HomeAway provided a unique source of demand with less competition than Airbnb, we saw many hosts start to get 30%+ of their bookings from HomeAway, often at higher rates and more in advance than on Airbnb.
Over the last 2 years, Booking.com, the largest accommodation site on the planet worth over $100 billion, has made a big push into vacation rentals. Just like we saw with Airbnb hosts benefiting from adding HomeAway to their mix, we recommend hosts (and managers!) add Booking.com for the following reasons:
- Booking.com provides a lot of eyeballs
These guys book over 1 million room nights every day! This is more than any site out there. You want your listing to be where the guests are and Booking.com is the spot.
- Booking.com is big in Europe
If you want to attract European travelers (or you're based in Europe yourself), Booking.com is where it's at.
- Booking.com helps you win business from people who might not have been considering a vacation rental
Because Booking.com includes vacation rentals alongside hotels in its search results, many people who are just looking for a place to stay in general will be introduced to your property alongside the Hiltons and the Marriots of the world. If you've got a great place that's a better value with more space (like most vacation rentals!), they'll want to book your place even if they hadn't thought about a vacation rental when they started their search.
Want to get started? It's easy!
Just sign-up for Booking.com here: Join Booking.com
Once you've setup your property, you easily sync your Beyond Pricing rates by following our instructions for how to connect Beyond Pricing to Booking.com.