The Arizona Republic published a column on what’s happening in the vacation rental industry. Sites like VRBO, HomeAway and VacationRentals have added new fees which renters pay when booking through those sites. There is a bit of a controversy going on right now as these sites look to get paid by both the vacation rental owner, and the guests, for providing their services.
The bottom line is this: In the name of serving their customer, the travelling public, they are charging those travelers Booking Fees. You will have to decide if paying those fees is worth it to you, or if you would rather deal directly with the owners of vacation rental properties you want to stay in.
Here’s the link: