As a self employed hospitality consultant currently working with numerous accommodation providers in Whitby I feel putting in place an online accommodation booking website and booking platform for the town would substantially help all accommodation businesses. With most accommodation providers dependant on third party channels like Booking.com and Expedia who take a minimum of 15% + VAT commission (Up to 30% on cottages) on every booking I feel putting in place a one stop shop accommodation website and booking gateway is a win win. Each business could be charged a small fee, or substantially reduced commission per booking and the site, if managed by a hospitality expert like myself would help improve bottom line revenue for businesses and give them funds to invest back in to their business thus improving the quality of accommodation in Whitby.
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