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5 Tips to Save on Your Next Vacation Rental:  Navigating the New Market

5 Tips to Save on Your Next Vacation Rental: Navigating the New Market

THE NEW BOOKING EXPERIENCE FOR A TRAVELER   As you may be aware, Expedia purchased VRBO/Homeaway in the Fall of 2015.  The newly formed Expedia/VRBO/Homeaway has implemented a Traveler Fee with their “book it now” feature for vacation rentals.  This fee is 4% to 9% of the total rental cost with a cap at $399. HOW THE TRAVELER SHAPES THE FUTURE   Consumer choice and new habits are slow, but ultimately shape the marketplace in vacation rentals. Listing sites like VRBO, Homeaway, and Airbnb give travelers an easy, efficient way to search for their vacation rental.  Professional, high definition photos, an overview with amenities, and… Read more »

A Smoky Mountain Cabin Vacation Makes You Better at Your Job

A Smoky Mountain Cabin Vacation Makes You Better at Your Job

  Is it true?  Taking a vacation makes you better at your job? Many studies show that employees who take frequent vacations perform better than those who don’t. If your boss still needs convincing, just tell her about these four ways that taking a Smoky Mountain cabin vacation improves your skills:   1. My Bearfoot Cabins Gives You a New Perspective   Getting away at My Bearfoot Cabins in the Smoky Mountains both literally and figuratively will give you a new perspective. When you sit on your cabin’s deck, high in the foothills of the Smokies, you will be able to enjoy… Read more »