Reservations system approved

City council has agreed to Tourism Vernon providing a reservations service by becoming an affiliate of Booking.com

The process has been simplified for tourists wanting to book a hotel or motel room in Vernon.

City council has agreed to Tourism Vernon providing a reservations service by becoming an affiliate of Booking.com.

“It’s easy to implement and our accommodators are already using it,” said Kevin Poole, the city’s economic development manager.

“We looked at all of the options and Booking.com will have a person on the ground that can come and talk to accommodators when necessary.”

Another option that was considered was Tourism Vernon establishing its own independent reservations service, but that concept was ultimately shelved.

“It would have been more costly and challenging,” said Poole.

It’s believed Tourism Vernon may generate some revenue from referrals related to Booking.com.