Agent to Agent: Competing With Airbnb
Dear Tammy: I have families who want to book a Disney trip, but most rental properties seem so expensive. Since so many families are looking to save money by renting homes that have everything nowadays, what can I do? I’m competing with the Airbnb’s.
Tammy: Helping families stick to their travel budget is an important part of being a great travel agent. When you’re able to help a family plan their vacation while keeping them in the budget, you’re pretty much assuring that they’ll come back and use your travel services over and over again.
Families work hard for their money and for that reason will appreciate the money-saving options only a travel agent can provide.
If a family happens to be traveling with really young children and/or infants, you can offer them some advice on how to travel with young ones.
When it comes to your recommending an affordable place to stay for families who want to vacation at Disney, keep in mind that it also needs to be a safe place. And competing with Airbnb’s may be easier than you think because not every Airbnb is assessed for safety.
This, unfortunately, means that families pretty much have to rely on reviews, which means they are mostly on their own when it comes to renting an Airbnb.
Because every family wants to feel safe when they’re going on vacation, it’s part of your job to find them such a place to stay so they can have a truly enjoyable vacation. This may require you to do a little research when looking for affordable properties. This way you’re able to assure them that the home renting choices you are able to provide are all safe choices.
Since the family doesn’t want to stay in a hotel and instead is looking to rent a family style home that includes everything, maybe you should consider a villa instead?
Villas of Distinction is one company that offers amazing rental property options for vacationing families! There tend to be at least ten different types of villa’s available in the Disney area for rent at any time, of which all are located only minutes away from the parks.
And the costs associated with renting a villa tend to be more affordable when compared to booking an Airbnb or a room in one of the many Disney Hotels.