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Restoring Traveler Confidence

“What’s it like down there?” 

Other than beautiful, Longboat Key is safe… and our vacation rentals clean.

We know travelers want to know more, especially as we approach winter, and our guests are still on the fence about cancelling existing bookings or making a new booking.

We’ve mentioned in other blog posts that we are confident our winter calendar will fill-up as it does every other year, it’s just happening differently than it ever has in the past.  People WANT to travel.  And as the first brisk breeze of Autumn chills our neighbors to the north, we know the demand for a warm place to avoid the winter will be just as strong as ever.

Winter isn’t going to go away… and neither is Florida Vacation Connection’s commitment to the health and safety of our guests.  Our rentals are still cleaned with CDC guidelines, arrival procedures remain contact-less, and our staff continues to be educated and informed by trusted sources such as the CDC and industry educational outlets.  Everything we learn is applied to our already strict procedures in place.  Our adaptation to change, frequent communication with our guests, and continued support of our community standards is what makes us a trusted source for guests seeking reassurance to travel again.

Longboat Key’s COVID-19 numbers have remained among the lowest in the state.  We continue to refer to our island paradise as a Secluded Sanctuary not just because the numbers tell us so, but because we see first-hand the continued efforts of our community every single day.  Masks are still mandatory and worn in businesses and common areas of condo complexes. Restaurants on both Longboat and Lido Keys are set up to accommodate social distancing and employees, as hot as it is here in the summer, are still wearing masks and taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

There has been so much out of our control this year.  But staying in a vacation rental where you have control over the everyday cleanliness of your space, how you prepare you meals, and who you come in contact with offers piece of mind that’s hard to find in any other area of travel right now.

Over the last 8 months, we have learned changes in our industry aren’t so much about sacrifice as much as flexibility.  While we have made the mandated changes, we have done so in a way that our care and consideration for guests has not been disrupted.

The end goal is that our guests look forward to the trip, feel safe for the duration, and thoroughly enjoy their stay in our properties.  Our changes include follow-up phone calls to guests and electronic surveys, more information on-line through our website, in-unit communication, and always follow-up correspondence and requests for feedback so we can continue to adapt our efforts to the needs of our guests.

Guest feedback is so incredibly important, more now than ever.  Guests can always send us a general email by following this link, or give us a call at 941-387-9709.