The days of hotels seeing Airbnb and other homestay vacation rental services as the enemy has come to pass. The evolution has reached the inevitable conclusion with Airbnb recently announcing that they will now welcome boutique hotels onto their network.
This is a win-win for all parties involved.
The move helps make Airbnb and other similar services following suit more mainstream, allowing them to offer users a lower risk vacation rental option, something that will be appreciated by those on the fence about such services. Studies show that among the top reasons for travelers opting for hotels in lieu of homestay rentals, is the fact that they feel uncomfortable staying in someone else’s home. By opening the doors to boutique hotels and resorts, homestay vacation rental services can attract a whole new market segment.
On the other hand, hotels and/or resorts benefit from inclusion on the fastest growing form of vacation accommodation booking on the planet. With no signs of these services slowing down, the crude but no less true “if you can’t beat them, join them” mantra unfolds.
But while the concept presents an opportunity to unload hotel room inventory, doing so is traditionally cumbersome. Airbnb is structured for a single property, listing and calendar. Effectively managing listings for multi-unit accommodations under the current model is a full time job at the very least. Thankfully, a solution now exists.
Today, we take a look at how your boutique hotel or resort can capitalize on a new technology that allows you to enjoy all of the benefits of being listed on homestay vacation rental sites without taking on the excess workload.
How Hotels and Resorts Benefit from Using Jetstream to List Their Rooms on the Vacation Rental Marketplace
One Single Listing for All Of Your Units
Whether you have two units or 20 in your current inventory, Jetstream tech will merge them into one listing for each vacation rental service site. Not only does this save you from some pretty intensive manual labor, it presents your listing to prospective guests in a more attractive manner, removing the redundancy of multiple listings for the same room type. This listing will remain on the calendar, in real time, until your very last unit (for the period) has been booked.
Listing Optimized by Vacation Marketing Experts
We don’t just slap your listing up on a vacation rental site and expect the bookings to roll in. Our team is comprised of travel industry experts with vast experience in the marketing of short-term accommodations and vacation experiences. We will optimize text, imagery, pricing, and garner positive guest reviews in a manner that will increase SEO rank and conversion rates within Airbnb, while keeping in line with your brand strategy.
24/7/365 Guest Inquiry/Request Support
Your own site and social networks are flooded with information requests from guests, you don’t have time to manage the wave of inquiries from vacation rental services to boot. When you partner with Jetstream, you don’t need to. Your assigned Jetstream account manager will be there to manage incoming communications so that questions are answered around-the-clock while promoting your property to prospective guests in a manner that supports your goals.
Secure and Streamlined Guest Payment Processing
Jetstream also takes on the effort of managing guest payments so that you don’t have to. We offer one of the safest and most secure solutions on the market.
Another big benefit is that you avoid having to manage payments from every single unit booked across each individual vacation rental service. You will enjoy a guest payment process that is streamlined into one singular form of accounting. Our commission structure dictates that we pay all Airbnb, VRBO, and FlipKey (etc.) fees and that we also take care of government regulated taxes.Your account statement will detail everything that you need to gain peace of mind that there is no better solution for listing your inventory on Airbnb and the rest.
No Upfront Costs
Simply put, we don’t get paid until you get paid. Our commission based system is based on your success on today’s top vacation rental services, and thus you can trust that we will do all that we can to make sure your room/unit inventory sells.
We’ll Adapt So You Don’t Have To
The recent news that Airbnb is now promoting hotels as a part of their service is a perfect example of how the vacation rental marketplace is ever-evolving. Do you really have the time to monitor weekly press releases from each of these services, while at the same time keeping an eye on the updates from provincial, state, and federal level governing bodies on the matter? Certainly not. However, you need someone to do so for you, so that you can respond and adapt to all new opportunities, threats, and developments in real time.
By partnering with Jetstream, you gain a team of travel industry experts and vacation specialists that have decades of collective experience in monitoring the global marketplace that will help you capitalize on the opportunities associated with listing room inventory with vacation rental services.
With Jetstream, you get to focus on what you do, while we take care of all the heavy lifting.
Learn more about how Jetstream’s world-first technology works, and be sure to follow-up by contacting us to discuss the exciting opportunities for your boutique hotel, resort, or other relevant multi-unit accommodation.
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