Vacation Rental Company Soars into Cyberspace
Watsonville, CA September 22, 2003--Much like the travel agency offices, which were once essential to travel plans, vacation rental companies are headed to cyberspace. BOL, Book Online Vacation Rentals, in Santa Cruz County is embracing this concept and heading into the Internet age with the launch of their new online vacation rental web site.
Simply by logging onto BOL's Internet website, at http://www.bookonlinevacationrentals.com, owners now have a powerful tool to manage their property. The Owner is in complete control and even sets his own rates. Wherever possible, everything is done online and Owners even receive their revenue payments by a secure Internet transfer service.
"By being automated and conducting most of our business online, our overhead expenses will be drastically reduced, allowing us to lower commission rates considerably and pass the savings onto the homeowners. This then allows them to offer lower rates to the Guest. Just another example of how the Internet can be harnessed as a cost cutting tool by increasing efficiency. We still have our reservation department and 800 number to talk to our Guests, answer their questions, and help them book the reservation. The number of calls have dropped dramatically because most Guests obtained all the information they needed to make an informed decision and book right away online…and we're now open 24 hours a day!" said Founder Michael Young.
Additional benefits of BOL include listing vacation rentals with a number of services, making exclusive agency contracts a thing of the past. Also, homeowners will now have complete control over which dates they wish to rent their property using an online calendar tool.
BOL realizes there are many vacation rental listing services on the web today. BOL proves itself to be unique by providing its homeowners with full-service options.
BOL allows the homeowner to choose the service level that fits their needs. The Owner can choose to simply list their property or have BOL book their reservations. BOL is also expanding their full service operation in many areas, which provides light maintenance maid service. BOL's full service level includes important lockdown and inspection services performed shortly after the guests' departure. In addition to these services offered by BOL, they assign a 'live' manager for each resort, easily accessible by an 800 number at anytime day or night.
Travel weary Guests can go directly to their rental by using programmable locks or by obtaining a key in the mail, eliminating office overhead. If a Guest problem or emergency arises, service is just a phone call away.
"In today's day and age, savvy travelers want to be able to conduct their accommodations online," said Young. Over half of today's households enjoy Internet connections and the number continues to grow by 30 percent annually. BOL is a proactive company ready to bring a whole new revolution in vacation rental management.
Young brings years of industry experience along with an energetic and knowledgeable team. "From this new platform, we will be able to launch even more exciting features and services for our Guests and Owners! We have a talented team of programmers creating some great technical breakthroughs for this business." said Young. Homeowners should seize the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of the vacation rental business. For further information visit BOL online at http://www.bookonlinevr.com.
This article courtesy of http://www.travelheadquarter.com.
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