Welcome to the property rental industry's first worldwide deep analysis on how to get direct bookings. This is a massive community-wide initiative to educate owners in how to go it alone.
You are being told almost daily by the big listing sites that the only way to get bookings is to pay 15% to 25% of your sales to them, yet thousands of owners get all their bookings directly. For those of you that still think the guest pays most of those fees, be prepared for a shock.
This study will identify the key factors that have enabled owners to get more bookings without "service" fees. It takes around 10 minutes to finish, and we can automatically send you our report, detailing what you need to do, and what thousands of owners have already done, to be 100% #BookDirect.
You won't need to pour over your accounts as approximate numbers are expected, we are assuming a 10% margin for error so estimating amounts to the nearest $£kr€AU$NZ$C$100 will usually be fine.
Please use a consistent, recent, 1-year period for this survey. The only rule is that it must be a 12 months, either the last 12 months (e.g. July 2018 to June 2019) or the last calendar or fiscal year (e.g. all 2018 or 2019 tax year). As long as it's recent and 12 months.
This survey is for analysis only, for the benefit of the owners worldwide. If you provide your email it will not be used for marketing by Vacation Soup or our partners. All answers are anonymous by default, we will not use or keep any personal data relating to you without your permission, and we will securely destroy personal data after the analysis is complete. You will have the option to change permissions on the last page.
Is this for you?
If you don't have a website yet this survey is not for you. If however you have already been trying to get direct bookings for your property, please complete it. The report that gives you step-by-step guides on how to achieve this will be available free to download when published.
This is analysis is owner-focussed. If you manage more than one property (or website) then please complete it for one website, one property, as though you were the owner of that property.