PRLog - March 17, 2012 - All the properties on Cross-Pollinate are personally researched and inspected by a member of their staff. Most properties lean toward the budget-conscious, but the goal is to cater to all travelers looking for the best deal within their budget - regardless of what that budget might be. The Cross-Pollinate recruiting staff specifically looks for small, family run places that reflect the culture of their city, through the tastes of those who live there. This is represented in various styles of accommodation, from the fashionable guesthouses in Lisbon to the grandmother's spare room in Rome. Throughout the entire site are accommodation options that are well suited to tourists, but that also offer something more authentic than the typical hotel experience.
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What makes Cross-Pollinate unique is that they make booking an apartment or B&B as easy as it is to book a hotel. All owners must adhere to their global policy, which means no security deposits, no cleaning fees, and most apartments will even allow 1 or 2 night stays - a rarity in the vacation rental industry. All reservation requests are handled by Cross-Pollinate staff, ensuring quick response times and an extra guarantee that confirmed reservations are honored as per the details published.
Rather than operate as a marketplace, putting travelers in direct contact with owners, Cross-Pollinate is more like a cooperative with strong ties with their accommodation providers. By overseeing the reservations, travelers avoid sending multiple emails to multiple owners and don't have to worry about language barriers or getting scammed with a fake property. Having someone accountable for all the accuracy of prices, amenties and photos means guests have added trust that what they see is what they'll get.
Properties are being added on a continual basis, with prices starting at €60 per night for 2 people in Lisbon and €50 per night for 2 people in Istanbul.
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