It's vacation time! Time for a well-earned break. You have decided upon a general location, and are trawling the internet for options, eg which town, which beach, what have other visitors said online? Perhaps you have used search services such as Google or Bing to refine your search to this point.
If you are considering contacting the owner directly, HolidayViews Direct offers 3 services to help you do exactly that:
You have a general idea of the desired location for your next holiday, and are looking for accommodation options. WITW is a map-based service which will help you start your search, in the knowledge that you will ultimately be offered the opportunity to book directly with the owner. We use proximity search around a general region of interest to offer accommodation alternatives, enabling you to quickly zoom in to accommodation options and determine if they suit your travelling party.
You will be able to contact the owner directly, to determine suitability, availability and price, and set your mind at ease. No more paying huge booking fees to intermediaries, yet still being left with doubts and unanswered questions.
With a positive feeling about a general area or location, you may have used online accommodation broker services such as TripAdvisor, HomeAway, AirBnB, Booking.com, OwnersDirect to further refine your search, determine date availability and perhaps draw-up a short-list of potential accommodation providers.
You could hit the broker's 'Book-It-Now' button, pay their non-refundable booking fee and commit yourself to the booking. But what about those niggling doubts? - parking spaces, early entry, disabled access, security, bed linen, and of course, is there a hairdryer? More to the point...... Is there a better price?
Stop! Take a moment before you commit your credit card details. Open a new browser window and head over to the HolidayViews Direct ShortCircuit service. There is no need to open an account or register. You have two options to determine if the property owner welcomes direct contact:
- Enter the name of the property. If the owner has registered the property with us, you will be directed straight to them - Direct!
- Enter the name of the owner/manager. If they are registered with us, you will be directed straight to them - Direct!
You can visit their profile page to get to know the owner/manager, view images and videos of the accommodation, visit their website and social media pages, or just contact them directly via their contact page to ask for clarification on all those niggling doubts......and perhaps strike a better price deal!
There is always a deal to be had, and the best way to reach the best deal for you is to contact the owner directly. They are in the best position to create the best deal for you and your travelling party. The HVDealZone enables accommodation providers to advertise their late availability options, those weeks which have not yet rented and which the owner is willing to price in order to attract the flexible, last minute traveller. HVDealZone is linked to the ShortCircuit and WhereInTheWorld services, so if there is a deal to be had at a particular property, you will know about it.