Fairbooking Wales - What is it?
Visitors are often unaware of the high commission rates that accommodation businesses are forced to pay to receive the exposure on the large OTA websites (Booking.com, Laterooms, Expedia ETC)
Look for Fairbooking registered businesses - they guarantee you the Best Deal if you Book Direct. You are also helping support the local community in a number of ways.
Businesses using OTA channels have to 'price match' on their own websites (can't be cheaper on their own website). This can lead businesses to increase their prices (and risk becoming uncompetitive) OR keep their prices competitive but they are charged a minimum of 15% of the booking value in commission.
This has 2 main impacts:
- On the business, less profit leads to less investment, reduced staff numbers or lower wages
- Local community - less income/fewer jobs/lower wages can mean a reduction in local spend which can have a big effect on a small town/region.
Fairbooking Promise to you!
You won't find the price cheaper on any OTA website! You will always get the best price by booking direct
Every booking that goes direct the accommodation will donate at least 50p to a local charity. Giving something back to the communities being visitede
Visitors that book direct are entitled to a free added extra! What this will be will depend on the business so check out their website for more information