Biggi

Biggi Weischedel works in Marketing … for Owner Direct Vacation Rentals, iTravex as well as teaching marketing and online marketing to university students. Never one to sit down for very long, she enjoys traveling the world, skiing, hiking, trail running, open water swimming, triathlon training and coffees. Her travel pictures can be found on www.biggster.com.

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20

Apr2015

Vacation rental fraud

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by Biggi / April 20, 2015 / Owners
Unfortunately, vacation rental fraud does happen. Be careful when it comes to checks and money orders and consider the following: It appears that various counterfeit cashiers check and money order scams are  finding their way to vacation rental websites. We feel that all vacation rental home owners should be aware of this scam ... Read More
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13

Apr2015
The big difference: Owner Direct is not a web directory If you are interested in travelling and start researching vacation rentals (because you understand the advantages over hotels!), you may find many websites out there in cyberspace that are very different from Owner Direct. ... Read More
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30

Mar2015

Rental car insurance

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by Biggi / March 30, 2015 / Travel Tips
Rental car insurance tips and considerations Before departing on your vacation, check with your car insurance company and confirm your coverage, or obtain quotes for rental car insurance. Purchasing insurance coverage through a car rental agency can be up to 3 times higher than a private company. When comparing quote, make sure ... Read More
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23

Mar2015
Make sure your insurance coverage is current and appropriate So you have purchased your dream vacation home. You are ready to rent it out to share what the area has to offer with other people. Now is the time to think about adequate insurance coverage for your new home. Just like ... Read More
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16

Mar2015

Cool resources for travels

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by Biggi / March 16, 2015 / Travel
Check out these cool resources! In addition to the travel guides we provide on ownerdirect.com for many different destinations, there are of course many other resources you can research to get an idea about your travel destination. This can be culture related, map related or food related, among others. ... Read More
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09

Mar2015
One of the most frustrating things for a guest to find out is that the information listed in the property description or the availability calendar is inaccurate or outdated. When researching, guests rely on accurate data and details, to continue the inquiry process. This can refer to the availability, the ... Read More
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02

Mar2015
Links to live cams and current driving conditions Before you leave for your vacation (either driving to your destination or driving to the airport), it is always wise to check driving conditions, especially in the winter time. We have collected a few resources for you! Canada... Read More
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Feb2015

Welcome binder

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by Biggi / February 23, 2015 / Owners
A valued addition: The welcome binder! When your guests arrive at your unit, they will most likely have done some research on the area or town, or maybe they are even repeat visitors. However, from my own experience I know that there are always questions to be answered ... and I ... Read More
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Feb2015

Short notice bookings

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by Biggi / February 9, 2015 / Owners
Short notice bookings - are you prepared? Short notice bookings can happen Some owners assume that there won't be any last minute bookings. They might not have their unit "ready to go" for a guest or even forget to check their notices. Fact is that matches and bookings can happen at any time. Guests ... Read More
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26

Jan2015
How is Owner Direct different? Owners sometimes ask what the difference is between Owner Direct Vacation Rentals and a property manager (or central reservations or a resort association). The explanations below list the benefits of Owner Direct ... Read More





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