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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Canadians should be mad at VRBO and HomeAway.com

WE THINK YOU NEED TO KNOW

ALL CANADIAN LISTINGS on VRBO and
HOMEAWAY are SHOWN IN US DOLLARS

This started in September when VRBO implemented a "best match" policy. All foreign currencies were converted to USD.  Considering the large US and Canadian exchange rate difference the issue has escalated. 

Our Canadian guests are inquiring via VRBO or HomeAway and they are seeing really low prices.........For example: the Lazy Bowen Hideaway summer rate for 2 guests rents for $205 CAD per night.........but the VRBO listing says $144 per night. It does not clarify that the $144 is US dollars. 

For Canadians to see the listing in Canadian dollars one needs to go to "rates" and change the currency from USD to Canadian dollars.  

This has affected ALL CANADIAN properties. Please help us to reverse this new policy as we feel it is a real disservice to our Canadian Guests. If you would like to see this changed please contact VRBO customer service and voice your complaint. We are doing the same. 

Here is an interesting article about this policy change. 
Canadians are Outraged with VRBO


MEANWHILE ~~~~ know that our other listing sites including Bowen Island Accommodations, Lazy Bowen Hideaway, Airbnb, and Flipkey all reflect our Canadian rates in Canadian dollars. 

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