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.

bbq

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Aug2015

Tips for grilling

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by Biggi / August 3, 2015 / Travel
Grilling tips for our top 5 favorite BBQ meats Warmer weather is always a perfect time to start your outdoor cooking. Barbecuing means easy meals, casual entertaining and simple clean-up.With a barbecue you can free yourself from the kitchen and enjoy the great ... Read More
Nice decor!

27

Jul2015

Furniture and decorations

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by Biggi / July 27, 2015 / Owners
Make your guests feel at home with your choice of furniture and decorations Have you noticed that many vacation rentals have big inviting couches, soothing art work and natural wall colours and accessories? Generally speaking, it helps people relax and feel at home. Sure, there is the occasional super-modern, black and ... Read More
Translation tools

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Jun2015

Translation tools

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by Biggi / June 29, 2015 / Owners, Travel
Options for translation tools Just in case you are dealing with hosts or guests that speak a different language, or you need to send documents that are written in a different language from the guest's or host's native language, or you need to be able understand a note or document sent ... Read More
To rent or not to rent?

15

Jun2015
You have purchased a vacation home. You enjoy spending time there. Should you rent it during the times you are not there? This is a big decision. Some people are not comfortable sharing their private homes. Others purchased the home mostly as an investment, hoping to recover any expenses (and more) ... Read More
scam

08

Jun2015
Watch for these scams! Internet fraud The Internet continues to be the hottest medium for almost every scam. It provides opportunities for legitimate businesses and consumers, but it also hosts fraud artists running investment scams, fake business opportunities and fraudulent auctions, among others.The Internet has spawned online scams and jargon to describe ... Read More
interior

01

Jun2015

Property Photos

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by Biggi / June 1, 2015 / Owners
A picture = 1000 words! The visual impression your property gives to potential guests on a listing website is the most critical one when presenting your property. In the marketing of your unit, nothing is more important than your property photos! The higher the quality of photos, the more bookings.  Consider the following: Use a good ... Read More
cloud

25

May2015

Travel information sites

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by Biggi / May 25, 2015 / Travel
Check these travel sites before you go ... You can never have too much information before you start travelling! After checking resources about driving conditions, be sure to have a browse around our collection of popular travel information sites. You might just find something useful and interesting!... Read More
ruralrental

04

May2015
Each owner decides what he/she wants to accept for payment, by displaying their payment policies and methods of receiving payment on their unit listing site. An easy way for a host to accept credit cards for rental payments is to sign up for PayPal. If you decide to use PayPal, the first ... Read More
mad

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
view

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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