We've owned our cabin in Breckenridge, Colorado, for 10 years now. Initially, we were advertising on about 10 websites. …Currently, most of our rentals are through Rentalo…
Miami, FL (Vocus) January 25, 2010
Vacation cabin rentals by owner all over the United States are meeting up with the challenges of a recovering economy that is taking a lot longer than expected. During these struggling times, effective online marketing comes at a crucial time for cabin owners. According to reliable Internet sources, there are more than 1,000 Internet sites offering marketing services for vacation cabin rentals, many asking for up-front fees and promising to deliver great results, but only a few delivering results. In a recent survey to meet customer satisfaction, Rentalo, a leading travel lodging and vacation rental directory, asked its clients, owners of several cabins, to give their feedback on Rentalo’s marketing services, and here is their response:
“We've owned our cabin in Breckenridge, Colorado, for 10 years now. Initially, we were advertising on about 10 websites. When we became sponsor advertisers on Rentalo our rentals shot up, and we reduced our advertising expenses to 4 websites. Currently, most of our rentals are through Rentalo, so we'll probably reduce our advertising to even fewer sites in the future. We like the streamlined look of our web page on Rentalo and all the space available for pictures and information. When I talk to prospective clients and ask if they have any questions, the normal response is: very few, most everything was self-explanatory on the website. Besides the excellent advertising, Rentalo has also been great to deal with, always has given a quick response, and their customer service reps have always been extremely helpful. When I give advice to owners new to the industry, I always recommend that if they only advertise on one site they should make it Rentalo,” as shared by Kathy Gough, cabin owner/manager. The preferred winter and ski vacation destination in Rentalo has close to 6,300 opt-in registered travelers, and more than 200 vacation home rentals , b&bs, and hotels within the vicinity. This database of highly targeted travelers is made available during this peak season through Rentalo’s online marketing efforts.
Montana’s Glacier National Park cabin owner Gerald Kupka values not only the reservations delivered by Rentalo, but recognizes Rentalo’s customer service and live support: “I have tried several vacation rental sites and only Rentalo managed to give me an exceptional number of hits and most important, actual reservations. It was off last year but the economy and not the service was the problem. I own this small RV park, 6 cabins and full bar and cafe and will renew my fees and knowing I am getting full value for the money. By the way they always answer the phone with a live person!”
“We truly believe in aligning our technology and marketing capabilities with exceptional customer service to help property owners receive a growing number of targeted and qualified visitors. We do so by adding value, innovating, and adapting to a competitive and challenging industry. Our leading brand is successfully built on a sound business platform for property owners and managers alike,” says Gabriel Amorocho, Marketing Manager for Rentalo.com. “We will keep our commitment to quality and service at the best possible return for our customers’ investment.”
Rentalo.com is recognized worldwide as a leading online travel lodging and vacation rental web site. Its broad inventory of vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and hotels in 15,000 destinations worldwide is accessible through search engines, RSS feeds, affiliate online distribution partners, as well as to tens of thousands of journalists and editors through e-mail, press releases and travel publications. Through selected partnerships, Rentalo’s inventory is available to an online audience of more than 100 million travelers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit rentalo.com or call 1(877) 710-5914, 1(305) 558-5577.
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