What is FairBookingUK?
FairBookingUK is a campaign to encourage visitors to book directly with UK accommodation providers. Established by Cumbria Tourism, New Forest Tourism Partnership and Visit Cornwall with the backing of their technology partner New Vision Group, FairBooking aims to reduce businesses dependence on marketing with multi-national, online travel agents who charge high commission rates.
How does FairBooking work?
Booking a FairBooking property ensures that you, the customer, receive the best deal by getting the best rate available and some added value*; the business, your host, gets the best value by avoiding the high commission fees charged by online retailers; and the destination is supported by the business donating per every direct booking to an approved good cause that supports destinations, such as a woodland/wildlife conservation group or a rescue service.
Therefore, FairBooking destinations and businesses pledge the following:
1. The best deal for you (the guest)
2. A better deal for the local business (your host)
3. A better deal for the destination
Terms and Conditions
In the unlikely event that the customer finds a lower rate for the same accommodation online then the following must apply:
Support the areas you're visiting and get a better deal!
FairBooking is all about getting a great deal for visitors and providers. Did you know that when you book through large sites such as booking.com or Expedia a minimum of 15% of the booking value is paid by the provider in commissions!
This has a huge impact on local businesses and means that there is less money for the providers which means less money goes back into the local economy.
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