Booking.com is one of the most recognizable, trusted, and successful online travel agencies. On booking.com hosts can list homes, apartments, b&bs, villas, resorts, hostels, and hotels. It provides information and choices for car rentals or transition from and to the airport with a taxi, making the customers’ locomotion easier. It is worth noting that Booking.com has a fairly different business model than the other short-term rental websites since it lets owners handle payments if they want, and requests payment for commission at the end of each month. Also note that although commissions are higher than other sites, Booking.com can bring you heaps of bookings.
Targeting: Booking.com appeals to audiences all over the world but has the biggest impact in Europe. It has more than 28 million listed properties in 226 countries and territories with 24/7 support in 43 languages.
- Founded: 1996 (Netherlands)
- Short term rental properties: 6,2 million+
- Commission: 15% per booking
- Payments: Owners collect payments if they want, or they can choose to have Booking.com collect the payments.
- How to register: https://www.hosthub.com/guides/how-to-create-a-listing-on-booking-com/
- Great customer support
- Booking.com will help you get guests in your rooms who otherwise may not have known about your property, thanks to their marketing techniques and huge user base
- It provides many options for customization of your listed properties
- Hosts can adjust their pricing for different kinds of services and offerings
- It is dominated by commercially owned hotels, and the interface for single house rentals is not user friendly
- Instantly confirmed bookings -you cannot control your incoming bookings
- It doesn’t have a property damage protection program
- Cancellation rates are very high since booking.com visitors have been used to free cancellation listings.
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