Booking,com attracts our most guests
Despite the few negative community-partner posts I have read here, Booking,com is bringing us the greatest number of guests to our Northern California mountain home's guestrooms. I have no complaints.
My wife and I began renting our house's two unused guestrooms in June 2018. We first registered them through Airbnb; but our rental bookings slowed in the winter months (November through March).
In March 2019, I also registered our two guestrooms on Booking,com, FlipKey and TripAdvisor. Last month, I also registered our rental space on Expedia.
Since last March, 85% of our reservations have been through Booking,com. Here is how these booking platforms are currently ranked for our guestroom reservations:
- 1st: Booking,com (85%)
- 2nd: Expedia (8%)
- 3rd: Airbnb (5%)
- 4th: TripAdvisor (2%)
- 5th: FlipKey (0%)
Expedia partners with several other booking platforms, including Hotels,com, Hotwire, VRBO, HomeAdvisor, Travelocity, Trivago, HomeAway, CitySearch and Trover. This multi-platform crossover gives our rental property greater online visibility.
Booking,com airs the most USA television ads, compared to other online vacation reservation companies. However, Airbnb only advertises online; but its ads are only targeted to attracting new Airbnb partners/hosts.
As hosts, how have other booking platforms worked for you in attracting new guests?