Many travel sites like AirBnB, HomeAway, and TripAdvisor have booking fees when you reserve a holiday home online. These fees do NOT go to the owners but rather to the parent companies! By booking direct with the owner you can avoid these large fees and use the saved cash for activities or meals.
The travel sites make a big deal about customer protection, but ultimately they cannot provide you with another booking when its needed. So why take that risk? If you contact the owner direct, you can pay by secure routes, providing you with the same level of security on your booking, but you will have spoken to the owner and will not just be a number.
Save money and #bookdirect