Posted by Atwood Vacations | Wednesday, February 7, 2018
There is a new movement taking place in the vacation rental industry-#BookDirect.
What's this all about? Online travel agency's (OTA's) such as VRBO, Homeaway and TripAdvisor charge extra fees when you use them to book your vacation rental. So, not only are they unfamiliar with the property and area you are interested in, but they are charging you $100 or more for their ignorance! It's impossible for smaller property management companies to compete with the advertising budget of these mega-companies, so they will likely continue to pop up first in your online search when you are planning your next vacation. The motive behind #BookDirect is to get the word out that no matter where you are planning to go on your next vacation (we hope you'll be returning to Edisto!) you will get the best rate and experience if you #BookDirect with a local property management agency.
Top 5 Reasons to #BookDirect with Atwood Vacations
1. Save money! When you book directly with Atwood Vacations through our website or by phone you will save $100 or more in service fees for each reservation.
2. When you book directly with Atwood Vacations you are interacting with local professionals who have first-hand knowledge of each of our rentals as well as the area.
3. Atwood Vacations has been providing memorable vacations on Edisto for over 60 years!
4. Get the best prices, specials and promotions. It's that simple!
5. Search the most comprehensive list of available vacation rentals. All of your options are not listed on OTA's websites.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—or so the song goes! It truly is a wonderful time of year at Atwood Vacations & Real Estate. We have just settled down after check-outs from Thanksgiving week and are gearing up for the Annual Edisto Beach Christmas Parade! We always look forward to the parade and this time to come together as a team to begin building our float. This year the theme of the parade is Edisto Christmas Treasures and we are so excited about our float. You’ll have to wait until Saturday to find out what it is, but here are a few images of our creations from years past…
In addition to the Annual Edisto Beach Christmas Parade (always held on the second Saturday in December at 2pm) the weekend is packed with events that bring our little community together in celebration of the Holiday Season. This Friday, December 8th marks the Holiday Market and Mingle down at the Edisto Beach Civic Center from 12:00pm—7:00pm. If you are in the area, this is an opportunity to do a little Christmas shopping and enjoy some live music. Local vendors will be selling arts and crafts, jewelry, baked goods and more! And finally, the following day after the street parade is the Annual Edisto Auction and Pig Pickin’ Barbecue. This event begins at 6:00pm and will be held at Ella & Ollies. This is an awesome event to attend not only for the delicious food, auction items and chance to socialize but also because the proceeds raised always go to benefit someone in need.
Here is a quick recap of these upcoming events. We hope to see you there!
Friday, December 8th — Holiday Market and Mingle
Edisto Beach Civic Center,42 Station Court
Saturday, December 9th—27th Annual Edisto Christmas Parade
600-100 block of Palmetto Blvd.Following the parade, Santa will greet the children at the Pavilion Dining Room.
Parade begins at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 9th—Annual Edisto Auction & Pig Pickin’ Barbecue
Ella & Ollies,21 Fairway Drive
Barbeque and Cash Bar - Auction to benefit local teen Riley Davis. $25 per person