Air Bnb in Le Touquet has many holiday villas and apartments to rent. Started 10 years ago Air BnB has become a major player in the private room and holiday rental market. With novel ideas and practices they have changed the way in which we all book our holiday accommodation. Instead of owners paying a flat fee to advertise most Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s) now charge a percentage to the owner for every booking plus a service charge to the guest.
How Much Am I Really Paying For My Air BnB Rental
If you enquire about an Air BnB in Le Touquet the breakdown of pricing when you book is very clear. But what could you be paying by booking direct with the owner ? or maybe its cheaper via another advertiser? The truth; its’ that pesky service fee that all the OTA’s charge to cover their costs and make profit which bumps up the cost of your holiday. Nothing wrong with that, they are in business and need to make a profit. But how is the service fee derived for a guest? it is unclear how this is calculated.
As a holiday home owner in Le Touquet this time of year see’s us updating prices and checking our advertising for the busy holiday rental booking season. It is generally reported that most sites see around a 17% increase in the level of enquiries between Boxing day and the end of January.
Typically we check our prices across all the advertising channels. Looking at one of our properties for a weekend in March 2019 revealed a range of service fees.
The service fee from Home Away was £68.40 and Air BnB £90. So that’s what the holiday maker will pay as an additional charge. But don’t forget the fee that Home Away and Air BnB charge the owner for each booking. Typically 5% for Home Away and 3% for Air BnB. So on this £500 example rental that would be £25 for Home Away and £15 for Air BnB. So booking via Home Away or Air BnB in Le Touquet is unlikely to be the cheapest option available.
Avoid Paying an Air BnB Service Fee
So wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to pay a service fee? In my £500 rental example above you would have paid approximately £400 for the same property booked direct on our website.
You will receive a very personal service and be able to talk to us directly before booking so that you are 100% happy.
To check all of our prices and availability for next year please visit our booking page.