As the world’s largest online marketplace for vacation rentals VRBO connects travelers with homeowners or property managers of more than two million unique places to stay in 190 countries. But what if you’re a professional travel agent looking to book a vacation rental on behalf of your clients?The good news isthatVRBO works with travel agents!
How do travel agents make money from HomeAway/VRBO?
How can an agent make money by booking HomeAway/VRBO? Currently, there are more than 100 travel agents who have joined the HomeAway affiliate program, and each have the opportunity to earn a commission every time they book a client to stay in a property listed via the HomeAway pay-per-booking model.
Are travel agents missing out on HomeAway rentals?
But Bill Furlong, vice president of North America for HomeAway, thinks that travel agents who don’t consider the company’s rentals — which include VRBO listings — are missing out. Furlong explains how travel agents can benefit from booking HomeAway.
Does Classic Vacations’policy cover VRBO bookings?
Classic Vacations’ no walk policy does not apply. Classic’s Travel Smart Plan (TSP) does not cover Vrbo vacation rental bookings. Read Vrbo’s Book with Confidence guarantee. NOTE: Your commission is defined when you make the original transaction. Changes will not result in an up‐adjust or down adjust of your commission.
What information should I know about booking the VRBO vacation rental inventory?
Important Information about booking the Vrbo vacation rental inventory. Please contact [email protected] with Vrbo questions. For additional information, please read our Vrbo FAQs. Insurance is now available after booking a vacation rental property, Click here for more information.
What does a travel advisor receive from a property manager?
You, the travel advisor, will receive an email from the property manager with check‐in and check‐out instructions to provide your client.
Is Classic Vacations a merchant of record?
Classic Vacations is not Merchant of Record. Your clients credit card will show charges from Vrbo and/or the Property Management group, not Classic Vacations.
Is insurance available after booking a vacation rental?
Insurance is now available after booking a vacation rental property, Click here for more information.
Do you get royalties points on VRBo?
No Royalty Rewards points or overrides/marketing funds are applied to Vrbo reservations.
How many bedrooms does Homeaway have?
In fact, through the properties on its sites, HomeAway lists more bedrooms — approximately 3 million — than the three largest hotel companies in the world have combined.
What percentage of travelers don’t consider vacation rentals?
At the same time, 65 percent of travelers don’t even consider a vacation rental when planning their next trip.
How much does Homeaway cost?
With more than one million homes worldwide, HomeAway offers places to stay at a wide range of prices from budget rentals that cost less than $100 per night to large , high-end luxury homes that rent for more than $1,000 per night.
What are the amenities of a vacation rental?
Vacation rentals give travelers the option to enjoy choice amenities during their stay, such as gourmet kitchens, home theaters, amazing pools, access to resort amenities, ski-in/ski-out access and basic necessities such as washers, kitchen supplies and a baby crib. Knowing the wants and needs of the traveler beforehand will help when talking to the owner or property manager.
What is the inventory of Homeaway?
A majority of HomeAway’s inventory consists of secondary properties instead of primary homes. These vacation homes are conditioned to welcome guests; you won’t find someone else’s belongings in the drawers or groceries in the fridge.
Does Homeaway have reviews?
If you would like a third-party opinion, pick a listing that has reviews. HomeAway only allows past travelers to review the property they’ve rented. The reviews will assist travelers in the decision-making process.
Does Expedia own Homeaway?
Expedia recently announced plans to acquire HomeAway, the alternative accommodations online marketplace that features more than 1 million listings in 190 countries. HomeAway differs from Airbnb in its focus on second homes and vacation rentals.
How much can you save on travel agent fees?
When you book directly with a property manager, you can save up to 30% from online-travel-agent websites providing your guests with the best possible value for their money.
What happens if you don’t pay for a reservation?
If the reservation is not paid, a email for payment or update credit card information will be sent.
VTrips has thousands of properties to choose from for your guests in fifteen different markets. We have a full-time staff of inside sales agents that work seven days a week. They are here to help you find the perfect properties to present to your clients and then book that property for you.
How much commission is paid at the end of a month?
A ten percent commission is paid at the end of every month for all stays that occurred during that month.
Do you have to match credit card to reservation?
Reservations must be in the guest’s name and the credit card must match.
What are the benefits of being a travel agent?
All Travel Agents enjoy these great benefits: 1 Commission on every booking 2 Training videos and other resources 3 Dedicated Rerservations Manager and concierge to help you plan the perfect holiday for your clients
What does a reservation manager do?
A Reservations Manager will confirm availability, rates and your commission amount. We will advise you of any additional fees or charges that your clients will incur, like security deposits, cleaning fees, gratuities, etc. You can then give your customers the complete final price for their stay.
Is there an obligation to become a preferred partner?
I would like more information about registering my agency as a Preferred Partner. There is no obligation and no cost to become a Preferred Partner.