Travel Industry Veterans Unveil No-Nonsense Vacation Rental Website Without Guest Service Fees
“This is an immensely exciting day as we officially launch VacayMyWay following years of monumental planning, dedication and invaluable input from our team,” states Jim Stewart, CEO & Co-Founder. “VacayMyWay was created with the traveler in mind. Over the past years, our collective team of hosts and industry veterans has watched the vacation rental industry decline in customer service and become more complicated, overly profit centric and selfish. At VacayMyWay, our goal is to return to the fundamental joy of planning vacations by simplifying the process and eliminating excessive fee structures.”
Primary factors differentiating VacayMyWay from industry competitors:
- No guest service fees
- Transparent pricing, with no surprise at checkout
- Robust amenity search function that best fulfills travelers’ criteria and budget without distracting sponsored listings nor ads
- Conveniently connects travelers and hosts through clear, unfiltered communications
- Personalized, easily accessible and competent customer care
- Host financial control provides full autonomy for issuing refunds
- Guest identity verification and $5 million in damage protection included in every booking
“We do not believe in charging guest service fees that overtake vacation budgets, leading travelers to feel nickel and dimed. Our approach is fair and transparent – guests only pay the nightly rate, associated cleaning service and taxes with travel insurance as optional – no nonsense. Guests will never feel surprised by additional fees appearing at check out,” explains Stewart. “By removing guest service fees, offering free cancellation options and foregoing security deposits, customers will save up to 20% and have more travel funds available with VacayMyWay.”
At launch, VacayMyWay offers travelers vacation rentals throughout North America, ranging from beach to mountain destinations. Vacation options showcased on VacayMyWay must be entire private accommodations (no shared spaces) containing at least one kitchenette and at least one full bathroom. Travelers may choose from beach or lake houses and bungalows to cabins and cottages and much more. The platform encourages hosts to meet it’s “Vacay Standard” of vacation rental criteria listed here. Additionally, VacayMyWay’s extensive list of features and amenities is designed to enable travelers to make the best vacation rental selection for their needs and preferences, eliminating surprises. Top markets include New Orleans, The Carolinas, Florida, the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Costa Rica with plans to enter the European market in 2022.
“At the end of the day, VacayMyWay is in the business of connecting hosts and travelers,” Stewart adds. “By providing value adds such as guest identity verification, $1.3 million in damage protection on every booking and an overall ease of doing business, we project to deliver a boost in revenue of up to 20% annually for hosts versus the competition.”
To celebrate its launch, VacayMyWay is offering new hosts the chance to win a complimentary marketing campaign and home page feature.
Travelers and prospective hosts can discover more and sign up for updates at vacaymyway.com.
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Created by hosts, for hosts, VacayMyWay is founded on the principle of “Connecting travelers with the hosts, and getting out of the way!” In doing so, we preserve the unique Host-Guest relationships that make vacation travel so fulfilling and affordable.
For far too long, the biggest players in the vacation rental space have created fees, policies, communication restrictions, and platforms that inhibit what vacation rentals should be about: keeping vacations affordable and easy by connecting great Guests with great Hosts. When we “get out of the way,” we remove the superfluousness from this space between Hosts and Guests. What is left is one great experience for both parties, and a three-way partnership is formed that creates a vacation experience which keeps Guests coming back for more –– on a platform that Hosts and Guests can easily use, and in a way that is cost effective for Guests and truly profitable for Hosts. Our “No Guest Fees” pricing policy keeps our pricing affordable and truly transparent.Learn more now at vacaymyway.com and follow on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.