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TheGM: How It Works For Hosts


Travel is changing. Travellers desire more from their time and money. Hosts crave relief from expensive online travel services. The Golden Moon seeks to be the golden solution, offering a universe of choice, removing boundaries and inspiring freedom.

The Golden Moon offers a universe of accommodation; hosts offering spaces can compete on the same platform as resorts in order to grab the attention of travellers planning their adventures. We are breaking the boundaries that restrict hosts; cost is one factor; guest management is another. Our platform is unique and, we hope, 5-star.

Why Use The Golden Moon? Our platform is seeking to change travel! We are loaded with a new vision, innovation, and opportunities for hosts to take control of their offering.

A Universe of Choice

The number of local hosts has almost tripled in recent years, however, the number of guests hasn’t. This has left overpopulated platforms with no choice but to spread demand equally among suppliers. Listings, therefore, have a limited exposure to targeted customers and occupancy rates are falling.

The Golden Moon is passionate about bringing choice – not just to guests wishing to fulfil their dreams, but to hosts, looking for choice. The launch of TheGoldenMoon.com brings to an end the era of a single service provider; an end of harsh behaviours toward the local host; an end to decision making solely to benefit the service provider and to terms of business being dictated by one single provider. The Golden Moon works hard on your behalf make your prospects much brighter.

We Remove the Boundaries

At the heart of our vision is to bring all types of accommodation together which allows hosts to reach a new market, compete with hotels directly and reach new customers in a developing environment. For guests, we aim to inspire freedom by giving them a universe of choice – access to all types of accommodation from one portal, allowing them to create their own personal wonderland.

For many there is a cost boundary: Airbnb charges 3.6% and  9Flats an enormous 15%. In contrast, Wimdu.com charges hosts 0%. While this appears attractive, it is the guest that pays; Wimdu imposes a remarkable 18% service charge to guests. It is clear that the result of these services includes a loss of profit whether in commission fees or with customers having to pay a higher cost. Since September 2018 there has been no business activity on the platform.

Our 5-Star Service…

…offers you value for money from the start. Our 2.5% (plus VAT) rate includes an ID check on guests which includes email and phone verification and their presence across social media. There is a possibility for a 50% reduction on Service Fee based on an individual agreement. Why? Because we are building a  community of travellers and hosts that share our vision to travel well, enjoy new adventures and create personal wonderlands.

Removing Boundaries does not mean removing the safety net to retain profit. Our approach to verify each new customer’s ID, phone and email address, and social network presence provides a more secure environment for your home and reduces instances of damage or inappropriate behaviour.

We Inspire Freedom

The Golden Moon allows you to break free from the heavily monopolised platforms with a lack of flexibility and choice. Our platform allows you to rent properties your way, to whom you want. We provide a 5-star service for all hosts so they can provide a 5-Star service to their guests. We believe that this delivers satisfied guests, great reviews across social media, better user-generated content, improved credibility for the host and, ultimately, a more successful business.

The Golden Moon is designed for hosts by hosts that understand the challenges from personal experience. One of our values is ‘Driven by Customer Needs’ we work with hosts to deliver a better service that reflects and values their needs. This means that when you join The Golden Moon your opinion counts, your voice is heard and decisions are not motivated by financial incentives. We are nurturing a collaborative culture of mutually beneficial relationships that result in fair treatment for all. We believe that this makes everyone happy.

“…Our success will be in creating a community of travellers and hosts that benefit from a universe of choice, removed boundaries that inspires freedom for all…”. 

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