Restaurant reservationsLocal restaurants are looking for business. They may supply you with discount vouchers you can pass on to your guests when you make a reservation for them. Include reviews of local eating places in your Guest Guide with sample menus if possible. Creating this type of relationship with your local providers.
Celebration itemsFamilies often book vacation rentals for celebrations – birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Consider offering a celebration package that includes a cake, balloons, party favors etc. For anniversaries or Valentines, a chocolates and champagne package would be appropriate.
Pre-arrival shoppingWhere guests are flying in and may arrive late at night, it’s a nice touch to offer a pre-arrival shopping package. Provide a checklist of items they can choose from and have everything put away for their arrival at the property. It would be appropriate to charge a fee for this service.
Tee timesWhere there are local golf courses, offer to book tee times. You may find the course will provide you with discount vouchers for carts or a 2 for 1 package or something similar. Bear in mind that golf courses are in a competitive business so it’s a good idea to ask for some sort of bonus to offer your guests.
Ski passesVisitors arriving at ski resorts don’t want to spend time organizing ski passes, classes, rentals etc. If they were on a package holiday with a ski company, all this would be pre-arranged, so work with your resort to provide your rental guests with a list of options, and ensure that everything they require is there for them.
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