Why Savvy Travelers Book Direct and Save Big

Why Savvy Travelers Book Direct and Save Big | Asheville Connections

Are you wondering if you're getting the best deal on your next Asheville vacation? Is it getting harder and harder to find out which company really offers you the best value for your dollar? If you’re confused, you aren’t alone. In this day and age of online bookings, finding the best value and customer service can be harder than ever.

We've all seen the advertisements for online bookings agents, like HomeAway and Airbnb. They seem great on the surface, guaranteeing low rates and great customer service.  However, when you take a closer look at these online travel agencies, you'll discover that things are not as they appear. This week we take a look at why booking your next Asheville mountain vacation with Asheville Connections offers you the very best vacation experience in the Asheville area!  

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Things They Don’t Tell You

We’re going to let you in on a little secret that the third-party booking agents don’t want you to know. When you book with someone like HomeAway or Airbnb several things happen that put you at a distinct disadvantage when planning your family’s vacation. Here are five things they don’t tell you. 

1. They charge a premium above and beyond the actual cost of your vacation rental contract. This charge can represent up to 15% above what you would pay booking directly with Asheville Connections.

2. Third party agents don't have local offices. When you book a vacation using an online agent, you'll probably never know where or who your contact person is. In the case of an emergency, lockout, or maintenance request, good luck finding them here in the Asheville area. 

3.They hide inventory. When you book through a third party agent you only see the options they want you to. In fact, it is common practice for them to manipulate the inventory that you can see. 

4.Third party booking agents sell your name and contact information. You guessed it- this means more spam in your inbox. 

5.When you book online through a third-party agency, Asheville Connections has no idea who you are. Depending on the third-party booking agent, we may not be given any of your information. In some cases, we are even precluded from contacting or assisting you. This is true even though you're in a Asheville Connections managed property.

Full Access 

Did you know that third party agents don't always show you all of the properties that are available to rent? It's true. Because of the way they work, they control what vacation homes you can see and book. When you visit or call our office you have full access to all of our homes including all of our new inventory. We update our current listings, rates, and amenities continuously. When that new home comes available, you'll be the first to know. If a property is running a special the fastest way to know that information is by looking on our website.  

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Great Reasons to Book Directly with Asheville Connections 

1. Easy to use website- Our Website makes booking your next Asheville vacation rental a breeze. With multiple search tools, great photos, and an interactive map you'll have all the information you need right at your fingertips. Are you looking for a specific amenity? We have a tool for that too. Trying to find pet-friendly vacation homes? We have plenty to choose from.  

2. Secure booking- When you book your Asheville mountain vacation rental with Asheville Connections, you're booking on a safe and secure platform. We never share or sell your information to third parties.

3. No hidden fees- When you book directly with us there are no hidden fees. The rate you are quoted is the rate you pay. Your vacation lease reflects your actual lease cost, unlike third party agents who can charge up to a 15% premium on top of your vacation lease.

4. Direct connection with us- Create a direct connection between yourself and our team. From the moment you book your Asheville mountain vacation rental to the moment you turn in your keys, we're with you all the way.  

5. We're with you all the way- It happens although rarely. Yes, we are talking about those times when things go wrong during your vacation. A busted pipe or maybe an appliance that breaks down. We strive for perfection at Asheville Connections, but sometimes things happen beyond our control. When they do, we are here for you. Our dedicated team of professionals is on standby 24/7 to assist you. Try calling Airbnb at 2 a.m and see the response you get. When you call our phone, you have a 100% local service team available to get your vacation back on track. We're with you all the way to ensure that your vacation is as perfect as it can be. That's a promise. 

Are you ready to book your Asheville mountain vacation? If so, we hope you choose Asheville Connections to help you make all of your vacation dreams come [email protected] Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is standing by ready to assist you in finding the perfect cabin rental for your family. Call us today at  828-274-6978 or click the button below to book direct and save today.

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