Got2Go is a startup Online Travel Agency (OTA) that combines vacation rental booking with event booking across U.S. destinations. It is founded on the premise of eliminating and minimizing fees for both hosts and guests, respectively, and aims to provide a first-class customer experience that cannot be found at large OTAs like Airbnb and Vrbo.
Currently, property managers who want to join have to sign up to a waitlist. However, Hostaway customers can join without any restrictions.
Got2Go caters to the general traveler. However, it is also focusing on particular target markets for greater growth. These include:
Travelers looking to stay for an extended period of time like a month, like digital nomads.
Travelers looking to visit regional and unique destinations like national parks.
Guests can search for vacation rentals based on destination or the event they are planning to attend.
Got2Go offers guests 2 models for booking vacation rentals.
Guests pay a service fee to Got2Go for their vacation rental booking. The platform claims that its fee is low in comparison to the rest of the OTA industry.
In this scenario, guests subscribe to a Go+ membership for one year, allowing them to book vacation rentals through the platform without paying the service fee. Members are also entitled to discounted booking charges and 15% off event tickets.
Speaking on the Alex and Annie podcast, the founders of Got2Go stated that their primary focus is to help hosts. As such, their operating model for hosts has many differences when compared to other OTAs.
Property managers are not charged a fee or commission for listing or per booking and receive payment as soon as the guest books; Got2Go uses virtual cards.
Got2Go does not impose exclusivity of listing claims on property managers and hosts can list an unlimited number of properties. Hosts can also use and display their own cancellation policies and are not blocked from communicating with guests and can have direct contact with them. Customer support for hosts is also available at all times.
Fill out this simple 1-page signup form. Copy and paste your Account ID and API key into the form.
Got2Go’s partnership team will receive a notification automatically and will email confirmation and list your properties on the Got2Go website.
An OTA that doesn’t charge hosts fees, pays them as soon as the reservation is confirmed, and allows them to have their own cancellation policies, Got2Go is creating a new way of an OTA doing business. With no fee to list as well, it is certainly worth considering in any host’s multichannel distribution policy.