If you’ve been reading our Intelligence for B&Bblog, you know that BedBreakfastTraveler.com believes in transparency, especially when it comes to pricing of services for your B&B. Occasionally, we profile other services which compete with ours. We don’t care so much that mentioning competing services basically amounts to free advertising for those services. We’re more interested in transparency for you, our consumers and clients. So, when selecting services for publishing, marketing, and booking your bed & breakfast, please remember to compare prices. And, don’t overpay!
Rezovation offers services for property management and online reservations. As a business manager, if price is important to you, please do compare. According to the Rezovation.com website, the minimum cost for Rezovation GT Online is $50 per month. But, that’s for just the smallest B&Bs of 1-4 rooms. If you have at least 10 rooms, the price more than doubles to $110, and for large properties (50+ rooms), may be at least $300 per month, with an added setup fee of $999.00! Yes, Rezovation GT is a great property management tool for those who want to lay out the cash, but there are many cheaper alternatives for small inn businesses. Again, the prices quoted here are directly from the Rezovation website
BedBreakfastTraveler.com (by Instant World Booking) offers a premier online booking service, including credit card acceptance. Booking engines for your website is a particular specialty of ours. If you have the cash to pay for the competing Rezovation GT service, and want online bookings, there is an additional per-reservation fee up to 30%. For more on the additional fees see our separate article at:
Now, compare with BedBreakfastTraveler.com (by Instant World Booking). If you want a fully integrated booking engine for your website, you can choose from many custom options starting at our lowest cost of just 1.9% of total reservation volume. This is the absolute industry low for a booking engine on your website.
What about credit card processing? Rezovation GT offers optional credit card processing for an additional monthly service fee and per-transaction fees. Note that this is above and beyond the fees you are paying to maintain your own merchant account. BedBreakfastTraveler.com on the other hand offers integrated credit card collection for your online bookings, and you do not even need your own merchant account.
Finally, if you want to connect to the Global Distribution System (GDS), Rezovation GT offers a premium option, allowing you to connect for just $649 + $15.50 per reservation + $250 / yr maintenance after first year.
For an unlimited budget, there are many services out there that can maximize your online exposure. At BedBreakfastTraveler.com (Instant World Booking), we offer the maximum cost-effectiveness for online exposure. Don’t pay the high prices unless you’ve tried Instant World Booking first. If you don’t like your experience, you can always try the others and pay higher prices later.