RENTALO.COM PROVIDES FREE INQUIRY SERVICE, QUICK ACCESS TO 92,000 HOTELS, APARTMENTS, HOUSES AND B&B’s AROUND THE WORLD
WEB SITE WORKS WITH TRAVEL AGENTS, EARN COMMISSIONS UP TO 20%
MIAMI, March 26 – Rentalo.com, one of the fastest-growing free internet directories for vacation rentals, offers quick access to 92,000 rental homes, villas, apartments, hotels and bed and breakfast establishments in 15,000 locations in the U.S. and around the world, making it the largest directory for rental properties on the web. Unique to Rentalo.com is its fully automated free inquiry service providing an efficient and affordable way to find vacation properties from Paris to Orlando, from Rio to Singapore.
In just a few years, Rentalo.com has become the leading internet site for vacation rentals and it is currently approaching three million page views per month. Its fully automated, free inquiry service makes it a very attractive site for web browsers with little time. Rentalo’s unique fast track system first selects the properties that match the browser’s criteria and notifies them instantly of the request. Users often write to thank the online directory for the fast e-mail responses they receive from property owners who match their criteria.
Travel agents also use rentalo.com to find and book hotels, condos, villas, houses and other rentals for their clients. Rentalo’s growing inventory of vacation properties (mostly individually managed by their owners) complement the listings available to most travel agents via GDS systems or terminals that mostly include hotel chains and motels.
Once travel agents establish a free account on Rentalo.com, they will be able to view the commission information offered by the properties in the Rentalo inventory. Agent commissions range from 5% to 20%. Rentalo.com allows agents to submit a “general” inquiry to a destination based on a given lodging criteria. The criteria are met with offers from vacation properties, hotels or B&B’s within the desired area.
Rentalo gives agents the opportunity to contact several property owners directly, saving on referral fees. Agents also receive a complimentary newsletter with the latest travel news and site updates. Agents can join Rentalo’s agent network in about 30 seconds, the time it takes to sign in and start taking advantage of the benefits in contacting properties that meet clients’ needs. The only requirement for agent membership in the network is an active industry certification such as IATA, CLIA and ARC. There is no charge to agents to use the site because rentalo.com subscribers – the owners of vacation properties benefit from the inquiries generated by the agents.
The properties in Rentalo.com’s directory range far and wide and encompass all prices from budget to luxury. A week’s stay in a Paris apartment with two bedrooms and two baths close to the Luxembourg Gardens or in the Marais, for a weekly rate of $900 (April, June and July), is one of the more than 800 rental choices in Paris found at www.rentalo.com. Booking the apartment, shown with a full description and photos, is just an e-mail away.
On Rentalo.com, once the browser selects the rental or rentals of interest, he or she can e-mail the owner or manager directly and get a quick confirmation of their booking request, or if they prefer, to have Rentalo.com do the research, they submit the criteria – destination, type of rental, dates and price range – and replies will start to arrive in a few hours.
Rentalo.com lists 520 London hotels, apartments and B&Bs. A search of the London pages of Rentalo.com turns up a choice such as Kildare Gardens, minutes north of Kensington Gardens and a short stroll to Notting Hill and the Portobello Antiques Market. A Victorian family house, it offers guest rooms with four-poster beds and Jacuzzis in some suites. Nightly rate is 75 pounds ($138) and the weekly rate is 350 pounds ($642).
In Mexico, the choices are everywhere throughout the country. In Puerto Vallarta alone, Rentalo lists 101 properties. An example is Casa Nautique, a private villa waterfront townhouse in Puerto Vallarta, one of the most popular destinations on the web site. The villa has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and sleeps six. Nightly rate is $195-$395, while the weekly price is $1,365-$2,065.
Rentalo has an extensive inventory of domestic rentals in the U.S. Click on Rentalo.com for the Orlando Kissimmee area and there are 334 properties from which to choose. One example is Osborn Villas, situated less than five miles from Walt Disney World, Epcot and MGM Studios Theme Park. The 1400-square-foot vacation home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Rates are $69 to $150 per night depending on the season with minimum stay of one week.
Founded in 1995 by Alfredo Purrinos, a former NASA engineer, Rentalo is a division
of Hi Q Telecom Inc. and has its offices in Miami Lakes, Florida. Agents can
register on Rentalo, the most comprehensive inventory of rental properties available
around the world, by visiting the web site, www.rentalo.com.
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Contact: LMH Communications