I bought a holiday house in the Victorian high country in 1974. The local property manager proved to be hopeless. I started managing the advertising and booking my own house but realised to to be really successful you needed scale. I started managing other people's houses and eventually built the business to 36 houses and flats to be the biggest sub-alpine operator in the State. I sold the business in 1990. In 1999 built a website and switched to the internet as my only channel for my own house
First let me say some people have described Booking.com here as On Line Travel agents. Let me say that in my opinion this is not correct. Legally Booking.com, Expedia, HomeAway, Airbnb etc are not ...