The major Vacation Rental listing sites are now charging guests a 9% service fee on each booking. This is usually a hidden cost which appears at the end of the booking process. In addition, the charge is usually vaguely described, so as to give the guest the impression that it's actually the homeowner levying the additional charge. Here at Tripelli, we DO NOT charge the guest for booking a vacation Rental via the site. Our service is 100% free for guests.
Tripelli is owned and operated by four Vacation Rental Home owners and has been set up as a direct response to the punitive charges being introduced by the large multinational sites. These new charges can now be a deciding influence on the profitability or otherwise of your business. So as a consequence, we are keenly aware of the cost aspect of marketing a rental home. Hence, we offer an extremely competitive subscription rate and we're committed to keeping it that way.
Currently, the trend on Vacation Rental sites is for a 'Chinese Wall' to exist between the the guest and the homeowner, so that all communication has to go via the site rather than directly. On Tripelli, once the guest has made initial contact via a booking enquiry message, then the Guest and the Homeowner are free to communicate via email or phone as they wish, without the site being involved. In other words we only handle the introduction.