So, community: this is a sub thread of the discussion we have going about which website host to use if we were to also/completely go the independent route. Question: what would be the advantages and challenges of booking as as independent? I’d love everyone’s perspective. To grease the griddle:
- out of the dictatorial clutches of ABB–their rules and their penalties
- more profit margin, more say in rules that are appropriate for us and how to enforce them (e.g. A guest brings two extra people with them, which goes against your maximum-guest policy, so you can ask them to them/charge them/etc.)
- Rulings on damage–did the guest really do it? The guest did it, but is it a result of normal wear and tear?, etc.
- How to require govt-issued I.D. (many folks aren’t comfortable with this, but feel safe when it’s a platform; not so safe when it’s an individual).
Looking forward to your ads. I’d like to see as much lay of the land as possible before I add this self-booking venture to my business.