New Blackpool Hotel Reservation Site Operated by TripAdvisor to Tackle “Nightmare Vacation”
A new Blackpool vacation rental booking page, powered by TripAdvisor, is launching after a stream of nightmare vacations this year.
With the residency season that followed the removal of lockdown restrictions, Blackpool received an “infinite stream” of vacation disasters.
Blackpool South MP Scott Benton urged hotels and B & Bs to back up local accreditation if complaints persist about the standard of vacation rentals on the Fylde coast.
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Now StayBlackpool has created its own booking site operated by TripAdvisor and encourages tourists to use it to prevent vacation disasters from affecting the resort.
The website was pre-launched yesterday and is slated to open to the public on StayBlackpool Open Day on April 7, 2022.
Ian White, director of StayBlackpool, told LancsLive it is an “exciting big step” and while you are “far from the end of the journey” it will allow the team to do more with the hoteliers at the resort.
Over the summer, after staying at The New Royal Windsor Hotel, a guest started a support group on Facebook that is now filled with more than 300 members sharing their stories about the hotel. Carly said she “wouldn’t even let an animal sleep” there.
Previously, the Norbreck Castle Hotel was faced with reviews from dissatisfied guests who took a jump at 2am.
Even the prominent Metropole Hotel on Blackpool Promenade has been dubbed “The Cecil Hotel of the UK” after a guest found blood spatter on the wall.
Ian had previously told LancsLive that many Blackpool properties are “ready to be abused” and believes that Booking.com, the online travel agent, will be a “major contributor” to the Blackpool vacation hell tales this summer.
Booking.com has denied the claims, stating that it provides “easy access” to transparent information about the properties it is promoting.
In recent times, guests at the Schlosshotel Norbreck have repeatedly come across “dead flies” in their rooms.
In addition, the owner of the Roker Hotel defended the B&B after a couple claimed they were “eaten alive” by bed bugs during their stay.
Several guests have cited Booking.com for their concerns about Blackpool property, with several accusing the site of misleading customers.
A spokesperson for Booking.com said: “As part of our goal of providing a smooth and enjoyable travel experience, our customer service team is available 24/7 for questions and support before, during or after a trip, just like we are in the past have done this case. “
With the website launched soon, Ian said the new online service Collaborated with VisitBlackpool and VisitFylde Coast to promote accommodation and businesses in Cleveleys, Fleetwood and Lytham St Annes.
Ian said the site has the “added credibility” that it is powered by TripAdvisor, but it’s mostly about “Hoteliers work together to achieve the best and with what they are most comfortable with. It’s not just about the commission, we support the companies on the Fylde coast with an alternative to the online travel agency. “
The website only offers accommodation that is Star rated by VisitEngland or that has been accredited through the Stay Blackpool program.
Jan added: “We are taking the risk to the public and will rather act as trustworthy accommodation. We support Blackpool for the right reasons. “
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