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PartnershipsDirect Booking Tools and Ascent Partner to Help Increase Direct Bookings

Direct Booking Tools


Sales Inquiries:
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States

About Direct Booking Tools

Direct Booking Tools (DBT) is the first of many technology platforms being developed by Booking Insights to improve both the vacation rental guest experience but also provide incredible services and insights for the property managers. Everything we are developing focuses on increasing direct booking revenue, making marketing costs more effective, providing operational insights, and increasing efficiencies, driving bottom line profits and educating the public.

Price Comparison Tool - Direct Booking Tool’s Price Comparison Tool is the industry’s first and only product of its kind in the vacation rental industry! Similar to the hotels, but with massive price variances due to the added costs of the OTA’s. DBT gives you the ability to display your total booking price as it compares to VRBO, Airbnb and for any property for any date range and its 100% accurate every time. It is built to Protect the public while increasing bookings with the convincing proposition to book directly with your company. DBT statistics show that it is absolutely working as they see conversion rates double with the product installed producing a massive ROI.

Forward-Looking Booking Demand Data Dashboard - Beyond the Price Comparison Tool, DBT gives you a Forward-Looking Booking Demand Data Dashboard. This data is based on your actual website visitor’s activity on your website allowing you to proactively adjust your marketing and business strategies to maximize occupancy. You will be able to see exactly which dates are most or least popular, how many nights on average your website visitors are looking to stay, what areas they are most interested in, and exactly which properties are being viewed. There are over 30 KPI’s that can give you the booking demand detail to make adjustments in your business metrics in order to capitalize on the market.

Direct Booking Tools mission is to empower vacation rental industry professionals with cutting-edge technology and business intelligence solutions that drive bottom-line growth for their clients.

Ascent’s Benefits

A few of the ways we can make your life easier by sharing some features that set us apart from other payment solution providers:

  • ASCENT has specialized in credit card processing for the vacation rental industry for more than 20 years. Unlike a local bank we truly understand how your business works and offer the best rates and service with the most transparent Interchange Plus program
  • Your relationship is direct with the underwriting bank so that your funds are FDIC insured during the funding process
  • We walk you through all steps involved to get your PCI Compliance certificate providing essential security, peace of mind, and breach coverage*
  • We offer full chargeback support at no additional cost
  • You as the merchant are refunded your credit card fees on credits and returns that you run, this can add up to substantial savings over the course of the year
  • ASCENT will proactively review (free of charge) what a guest receives from you to make sure your documents are the most effective in standing up against chargebacks (eg. Confirmation, Terms and Conditions, Lease Agreements, etc.)
  • No Setup Fees, No Contract Length Requirement, No Cancellation or Early Termination Fees

*partner bank may provide financial coverage if you are certified PCI compliant through their program





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