Colorado-based TripsIn.com says it has abolished consumer booking fees - a common practice for vacation rental portals such as Airbnb and the like - and has given homeowners back their properties to manage as they see fit.
The site enables consumers to establish direct contact with the person in charge of the home, whether it's the owner or a property manager. This advantage gives the renter access to an actual person, someone with a local's touch, instead of a call center on the other side of the world, who may have little or even no idea of the property's location, amenities and/or special touches.
Jay Gould, CEO of TripsIn said, "Our industry has been taken over by the giant booking sites. Their model is to charge both the owner of the property to advertise on their website, and NOW the consumer to book their vacation. We feel that the end consumer shouldn't have to pay these outrageous booking fees."
TripsIn plans on rolling out its platform first in Colorado, with the company's goal being to eventually launch in other popular vacation spots around the globe.
The company said that it looks forward to returning control of the booking experience back to the consumer. Book Fee Free with TripsIn.com.
Edited by G. Davila