February 7th is “Book Direct” Day, highlighting the benefits of booking direct with vacation rental owners and skipping the high fees that are being charged by listing sites like VRBO, HomeAway, and Airbnb.
Those sites now add almost 10% to the total cost of your stay at Colin’s Palm Springs Getaway just for booking through them. You don’t get anything more – you just pay more. And those sites also block much of the communication between you and the home owner prior to booking.
So, book direct when possible, and use sites like VacationSoup.com that make it easy to find your perfect vacation rental without the extra expense.