The 3 Best Alternatives to HomeAway and VRBO

Now that the HomeAway / VRBO service fee debacle is yesterday's news and the fee has been accepted by renters in today's convenience driven marketplace – what are people, particularly Owners, to do that are still serious about transitioning their business away from HomeAway / VRBO while keeping their calendars full?

These alternatives do not work:

1.) Free vacation rental listing sites.
2.) “No Service Fee” bandwagon sites.
3.) Facebook pages.

A mix of these 3 alternatives will:

Host on Airbnb:

Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a global travel community that offers magical end-to-end trips, including where you stay, what you do and the people you meet. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions and talents to become hospitality entrepreneurs. Airbnb’s accommodation marketplace offers access to millions of places to stay in more than 191 countries, from apartments and villas to castles, treehouses and B&Bs. With Experiences, people can see a different side to a destination through unique, handcrafted activities run by locals, while a partnership with Resy provides access to the best local restaurants in selected countries. All of this is brought together in one easy-to-use and beautifully designed website and app.

Connecting Rentals Worldwide
List Your Property:

Connecting Rentals Worldwide offers advertising exposure that brings people, places, and properties together in cities and towns around the World. receives thousands of visits daily and gives you an optional online booking and reservation management system that makes connecting Owners with Guests safe, fast and easy. There are no rental income holdover periods for Connecting Rentals verified Owner bookings. The people at Connecting Rentals Worldwide have personally booked and serviced reservations for thousands of Guests across all major platforms since 1994. They leverage their combined experience to deliver you the best.

List Your Property:

TripAdvisor Rentals is a leading platform where thousands of travelers find their perfect rental. Whether you’re looking for a stylish city apartment, spacious poolside villa or cozy cabin, they have the rental for you, no matter what your budget or where you want to be in the world.

Using the power of TripAdvisor’s global travel community, TripAdvisor Rentals pairs the insider knowledge of homeowners with the collective wisdom of millions of reviews. You’ll discover not only the best vacation rentals, but the best attractions, the best restaurants, and the best things to do.

TripAdvisor Rentals travelers always stay the smarter way, thanks to a wealth of insider recommendations. TripAdvisor is an ever-growing resource where you can plan and book every part of your trip in one place. You can know better, book better, and go better.

Ingrid Genest is a travel blogger specializing in alternative lodging trends, marketing, and advertising including Vacation Rentals, Inns, B & B's, private rooms, and sublets.

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