- May 22, 2008
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ReservationKey (I use) and many like ThinkReservations. The OTAs are bloodsucking scum who tell YOU how your business is going to be run. Drop them - but if not confidant enough to just do it, remove a room at a time from them and see what happens. Start blogging, doing social media, and talking to places in your area that would likely NEED accommodations (funeral homes - I have a bereavement rate that brings in business), hospitals, area attractions..... IF you have other B & Bs in your area, try working together to help fill each other's rooms. IF there are Festivals, class reunions, family reunions - talk to the organizers to ask how you can help them and if they will list you as a lodging. IF you have a Visitors Center, list with them. I have never listed with an OTA, am in a City of 2300 (no, I did not miss a 0) and am in year #27.