Accommodation Direct is a New Zealand accommodation website launched in 2018. We have worked on websites for small business owners in the accommodation industry and noticed a problem common to all of our clients. Online Travel Agents (OTAs) and Accommodation booking websites such as Booking.com, Expedia, Tripadvisor, HomeAway, BookABach, AirBnB take large commissions on bookings and impose restrictions on the businesses that use their websites. All accommodation businesses would prefer to get the more of their bookings directly from their own websites, avoiding the hefty commissions and have more control over their own businesses. However their own websites have to compete against the OTAs for visibility in web searches. It is common that even searching directly in Google for an accommodation business name will turn up OTA websites before the actual business website! We came to the conclusion that there is an opening in New Zealand for an accommodation listings website that connects the travellers directly with the accommodation providers and Accommodation Direct was born.
We are not a middle-man! We do not take commissions. We do not manage bookings. Most accommodation providers are able to do that themselves and are simply looking for exposure to help drive traffic to their own websites and their own booking systems of choice. Accommodation Direct is a website where you can list your New Zealand accommodation of any type – BnB, bach, camping, hotel, motel, etc. – for a low annual listing fee or even for free!