Discovery's ethos on modus operandi is about results for owners. We believe investment in technology AND a very personal approach to owners and guests is the best way to secure bookings and satisfy an owners expectations.
Traditionally agencies have tried to keep a tight exclusive high margin hold over owners, with onerous exit terms. The large increase in rental inventory, the competitive online growth of expensive marketing platforms and the need to invest in technology has meant the booking opportunities are more complex and demanding.
Guest habits are also changing with shorter stays taken more often, in different destinations. with more pressure to "get the best deal". Owners in particular can find this avalanche of changes too demanding to adapt to.
Discovery has developed a range of tools to facilitate this new sharing business model. All owners receive their own beautiful responsive websites with real time calendars and tariffs, unlimited photos and payment solutions.
Discovery still handles the questions and communication, but owners who are socially active can promote their own properties without fear of a listing dilution on advertising sites.
In addition Discovery can supply a range of other tools such synchronized calendars for owners who have their own websites already and payment solutions. Some forward thinking partner agencies now work closely with Discovery to leverage its client base and synchronize booking systems and data.
The holiday rental market is changing daily and the new partner approach is proving popular with guests and owners alike.