How about paying lower commissions for 3rd party reservations?
There is official concern from the hotel industry about losing business to Airbnb. Not only are hotels losing a lot of money to Airbnb, but more and more hotels, motels, and B&Bs using the service for 3rd party reservations.
About 60 million people have used Airbnb to find an alternative to a hotel. Now, some hotels are using Airbnb to find new customers.
Managers at boutique hotels say they use the platform similarly to the way they use booking services like Expedia and Priceline, which typically charge hotels a 10% to 25% fee per reservation. Airbnb, by contrast, charges hosts a 3% fee. “The commission is so much more attractive,” says Stephan Westman, a hotel industry consultant who has listed hotel rooms on Airbnb. “Any hotel that needs to fill rooms, I don’t understand why they wouldn’t need to use it as one of their marketing arms.”
Should you try using them as 3rd party booking for your inn? Should you use them for rooms of your own as you travel? Check out the rest of what Fast Company has to say about it.