GATLINBURG, Tenn. (PRWEB) April 02, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting travel restrictions have left many in the vacation rental industry on the brink of financial disaster. As vacation rental cancellations skyrocket, most international online travel agencies (VRBO, HomeAway, Airbnb, Booking.com) are adding fuel to the fire by dictating clients offer full refunds (abandoning protections usually provided by their cancellation policies) and then holding refunded monies back from renters for abhorrently long amounts of time. Guests are left uncertain of who is responsible for their refund and if they will ever actually receive it. Even travel insurance providers are changing policies to avoid inheriting the financial burden. The resulting landslide of liability is being placed firmly on the shoulders of those least prepared to absorb it: independent vacation rental owners and management companies.
In response to this growing financial emergency, SmokyMountainsByOwners.com (SMBYO) is offering its own “stimulus package” to help vacation rental owners and managers offset the negative impacts. SMBYO is the fastest growing vacation rental listing site in the Smoky Mountain regions of Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. SmokyMountainsByOwners.com saves renters money by charging no booking fees. In fact, renters book directly with owners and management companies found on the website.
During the month of April, SMBYO is offering all vacation rental owners and managers 3 free months of exposure on SmokyMountiansByOwners.com. In addition, all new listings (or renewals) will receive a 50% discount on a yearly subscription by using the coupon code SMBYO50 when purchasing online during the month of April. Joe Godar (CEO and managing partner of SMBYO) commented, “This truly is a crisis… and we are committed to doing everything we can to help vacation rental owners and managers survive it.”
For details on how to list your vacation rental for free on SmokyMountainsByOwners.com, please follow the link: https://smokymountainsbyowners.com/stimulus-package