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Listings for Cork
i disagree. The link is very specific to holiday rentals for cork and in Ireland holiday rentals and B&B are 100 times bigger than hotel stays. Hotel websites are allowed
Why the selective enforcement of policies ......why all the hotels and no competing accommodation formats ......it in no way relates to the local market
We conform with the policies outlined in the wikitravel talk...... 1) we have an office in Ireland with a local phone number. 2) the link is specific and refers only to properties in Co Cork 3) All properties are direct from the owner 4) It is an area where holiday rentals are very very very common.
It is not a booking agency .....all of the properties are advertised by their owners .........we are a husband and wife team who provide a website for holiday house owners to advertise their houses. We are also locally based in Ireland and know the local accommodation market .....and holiday rentals are huge and cheap
We get no commission and at the moment all houses are advertised free. Surely visitors to Ireland should know about all of their accommodation options especially the cheaper ones .........Ireland is in a savage recession and promoting cheaper options to tourists is one of our governments aims.
What you mean if we are a booking agency in cork we can list ..........Completely absurd
Why then are commercial hotels from chains listed ?????
What policy are you applying .......none in any consistent fashion!!!!!Surely the objective is to provide people with information about a country????
You are obviously a bit on the slow side .....Why do hotels appear in the Cork listing and ones from commercial chains .....surely that is against polity too???? or do you not understand the policies too??
Maybe I can put it in different words, as I've just removed your ad from the Ireland article. Broadly, this site serves travellers by listing actual accommodation - hostels, campsites, hotels, etc, where they can physically rack up and stay. If the site allowed ads by every third-party website which tried to act as an agent, it would be awash with ads and as a result would be less useful to the traveller. Hence the policy of no 3rd party listings. The exception would be if you are the sole agent for the accommodation - is that the case here? Andyfarrell 12:36, 23 November 2009 (EST)
With all due respects the contributors here are completely ignorant of the realities of accommodation in the UK and Ireland. I am not an agent and i am not an aggregator. Most of the properties on our site from Ireland are only on our site and for all of them the visitor contacts the owner directly. Generally in Ireland holiday homes are owned by older people who really dont understand that much about the web and most definitely dont have their own web site. The Irish Government in an effort to formalise this segment of the market has set up its own site and is actively promoting it all over the web. Is it also an aggregator.....? Yes the reality of travel is that the provision of services is done by commercial organisations but that doesnt mean it is a bad thing. Good services is what good travel is all about and generally these are provided by commercial organisations. However you make it very clear that our kind of service is not wanted on a site like this. It is kind of funny because your accommodation facilites all over Ireland are empty and people like me would have spent time updating local information all over the country. We were even going to contact all our advertisers to make sure that they updated their local information on this site. But i guess a Dane and a Brit in Indonesia know better ..............it might be better to call the site wikitravelbums.org as you are definitely not interested in providing information to the majority of travellers about the options they have ........dont bother replying .......i wont be back