Aussie company launches new direct booking site to support local communities!
Many people are not aware of the commission structure that has been put in place by OTAs (Overseas Travel Agents).
Accommodationbutton has had that conversation for you and our results are amazing!
You will be able to find the best deals on hotels, motels, resorts, and more without having to go through an OTA. By dealing direct with the hotelier, you will get better rates and save money.
Booking terms direct with the hotelier has never been easier, thanks to Queensland based Aussie company.
The company removes all commissions from hotel bookings, resulting in better value for clients, and more money staying in the community where they are staying. Additionally, bookings are easy to manage and free cancellations are available (some terms apply). To take advantage of this great service, simply search for “book direct” on your favorite search engine. You’ll find that we’re number 1!
OTA's gouge millions out of Australias tourist industry.
Every time a booking is made, a percentage of the money goes overseas, where it is not taxed. This means that Australia is losing out on vital revenue that could be used to improve services and infrastructure. The problem is being caused by a “fat cat” who is siphoning off the money for their own personal gain. It’s time for the government to take action and clamp down on this illegal activity. By doing so, they will not only be protecting our revenue, but also boosting the economy and creating jobs.
How is this happening?
Back in the late 90’s before the internet had gained the popularity it has today, online booking sites started to show up. Initially they got very little use as people were reluctant to book online and faxes and telexs worked so well. No one had websites or booking software as it was all too expensive.
It was during this time that the OTA’s gained huge popularity by offering accommodation outlets a new way of attracting customers. It was easy enough to do as a hotelier you would simply load your information up throw some photos on and you were ready to go. If you got a sale the OTA got 2 or 3% initially.
As time moved on and these sites became popular with “bookers” the commissions paid increased accordingly until you have today where upto 30% of your money goes to the OTA.