We don’t know if you remember when we launched the new website and design in October 2013. That was a big push for us, and we are so happy we made the update! Photos, search, and information is more robust on the site with this update, and Loco Gringo Friends are getting into the groove of the change.
The new website design was just Part One of new things offered at Loco Gringo. In the past few months we have been busy building, planning and launching some new LG services that will make your vacation the best EVAH!
In a nutshell this is what we have developed and launched as part of the Loco Gringo Vacation Experience:
All of these new services emphasize our local, real person, business model. We are one of the few larger vacation rental sites that support your vacation from concept to completion. Our staff are amazing vacation planners who have vacation rentals, vacation activities and restaurant information right at their finger tips. They have been in the homes, on the beaches and the cities you wish to visit.
Tripadvisor lets other people do the work for vacation seekers with their peer review model. VRBO, Homeaway and other 3rd party hosting sites only support vacation rentals. Loco Gringo combines all of these vacation sites into one place. Loco Gringo Staff have direct contact with vacation rental owners, they have experienced the activities we recommend, and they have eaten at the restaurants they suggest. Combine this information with the opinions and experiences of over 10,000 Loco Gringo friends and you have a TripadvisorVRBOHomeawayAirBnB.com site all in one!
These are big shoes to fill, we get it. This is why we focus on the East Coast of Mexico; Riviera Maya, Yucatan, and Costa Maya. Expanding this business model to other areas takes a lot of coordination and time. We are working on it, but we will not expand until we know we have the people, the relationships, the knowledge and the experience. What we do know we can do is offer new services that support vacations in our area of expertise.
Security – Security of your information and reservations is our job and our guarantee. There have been some horror stories out there where people have made vacation villa reservations on other sites only to discover that the person they reserved with was not an agent for the property. Oh dear. We take your vacation seriously and guarantee with the owners and you, that your vacation is secure. When you book with Loco Gringo it is with real people and real owners!
More Contact Options – The introduction of the phone line has been a great success. If you need an answer about dates, again, you can talk to a real person who can provide you with real answers. The phone line puts a voice to the page when searching through our properties. We speak both English and Spanish so take your pick!
More help with your trip planning – The Local Scoop Blog, one of our trip planning features, has over 1000 articles at this point. We know that everyone’s vacation is not the same and treat your vacation as yours, so we have started a new concierge service. The Loco/Local Concierge Services will help you find, book, and secure adventures. The concierge can arrange in-villa services and even book an entire week of activities and services for you. This new feature will compliment your stay in either the Riviera Maya, Yucatan or Costa Maya. Using this service will make your vacation special, not just another vacation. Getting ideas and suggestions from a local is what makes Loco Gringo one of the most unique vacation rental sites around.
Direct Owner Contact – If you are looking to book in advance or just book on the fly know that Loco Gringo is the place. Booking in advance seems to be the name of the game lately, so let us coordinate your advance booking with the owner directly!
Full sized Professional Photos and Aerial views – This takes the cake. Photos are critical to booking the perfect place. Aerial views make it easier to understand exactly where you will be located. We have them both!
Loco Gringo is full of great ideas and ways to make your vacation the best. We continue to find ways to support your vacation. We would love to hear what you think, and if our vacation booking model works for you. Our model is based on Personal, local and direct contact with staff that has an abundance of knowledge that we are dying to share. How could that not be the best!
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