Big Guys Now Charging Travelers 20% to Book a Vacation Rental Home

Apr 20, 2018

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 Virginia Vacation Rentals ( is an independently owned and operated vacation rental listing site that was created by Bunnie Riedel, President of Riedel Communications, Inc.

“We’ve just learned that the Big Guys are now charging travelers 20% to book a vacation rental,” said Bunnie Riedel, owner of the online listing site Virginia Vacation Rentals (  “Virginia Vacation Rentals finds this latest development outrageous!  Imagine, you book a place for $1,000 and they charge you an additional $200 just for using their platform?”

Virginia Vacation Rentals never charges a booking fee and provides direct renter to homeowner communication. 

“We are simply a listing site, that’s it!” says Riedel.  “Our job is to market, market, market these wonderful homes.  We do not charge a Booking Fee and we NEVER WILL.”

The Big 3 online rental sites which are operated worldwide have moved from just being listing sites that put vacationers and homeowners together, to controlling the entire transaction and penalizing both renters and homeowners when they don’t comply.

“Even if a renter doesn’t book through them, if the homeowner enters that information into their calendars, the Big Guys will go after the renter or homeowner for the Booking Fee,” said Riedel.  “To the point where they will charge the homeowner’s credit card a booking fee for the time booked.”

Virginia Vacation Rentals ( was created to provide both renters and homeowners open communication so each party knows exactly what they are getting.  Travelers can feel confident that they are renting from trusted owners and owners can know who is renting their home.

“We have some beautiful homes throughout Virginia, from the Shenandoah to the Blue Ridge to Virginia Beach and the Eastern Shore,” said Riedel.  “Think about where you want to go, then come to our website and find a great vacation rental.”

Riedel Communications, Inc. was started in 2005 as a marketing and strategic planning consulting business.  Its clients include nonprofits, local, state and federal government clients and retail businesses.

Virginia Vacation Rentals ( is a project of Riedel Communications, Inc.

Bunnie Riedel can be reached at or 443-864-4517.