Airbnb, Homeaway, Holiday Lettings & Tripadvisor all add big booking fees to the price of your holiday.
Jenny Wren Holidays doesn’t, and after repeated checking of prices of bungalows on Airbnb and my own site, I am always cheaper, substantially cheaper. (i.e a week 15 September on Airbnb over £430 compared to £345 with me, that’s a big saving).
However, sadly, I think Airbnb are winning, people don’t seem to mind paying almost £100 extra and they don’t shop around. I am finding the competition tough. I can’t compete with Airbnb’s advertising. Coupled with a few of the bungalows being up for sale, times are rather uncertain at the moment. It would be sad to lose the business to Airbnb; I have some lovely owners and loyal customers.