In August 2017, Airbnb made an unprecedented move in the vacation rental industry – they allowed boutique hotels to have listings on their platform. Almost 2 years later, the number of hotels and other hospitality businesses on Airbnb has grown exponentially. Hotels and resorts are now turning to Airbnb to help find and retain a new demographic of customer – global travellers who stay longer!
This partnership is becoming quite harmonious, with some hotels and resorts choosing to use Airbnb as a branch of their marketing strategy. This is where our Jetstream solution comes into play. Our ground-breaking tech allows resort and hotel managers to increase the visibility of their listings on a number of vacation rental marketplaces, like Airbnb, VRBO and TripAdvisor.
The best part? When you join the Jetstream, you aren’t only signing up for our all-in-one distribution and channel marketing solution. You will also be working with a team of Guest Experience Experts, Content Marketing gurus, and Data Specialists to get your listings PERFORMING and making bookings!
We hustle to fully optimize your listings, offer unyielding guest delight, and give you customized data on your listings. We worry about all of the little things so you don’t have to!
Here are a few tips from our expert team on what you can do to make your listings SHINE:
1. Keep Us Informed!
Platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO are built on a sense of community and trust. Lack of communication can be extremely detrimental to guests’ experiences, and may lead to bad reviews on-platform. By keeping us informed of any upcoming construction, pool closures, or renovations, we can communicate this to your guests so that they arrive with a smile – despite a couple of bumps in the road.
2. Quality Images
On vacation rental platforms, images are your chance to put your best foot forward… so why waste it? When potential guests are clicking through the hundreds or thousands of options on these platforms, images are one of the key selling features. Images can make or break whether a guest clicks on your listing – so take an easy win. Our content experts will guide you through finding and applying your best images to make your listings shine, right from the get-go.
3. Competitive Prices
Catch a potential guest’s eye with an extremely reasonable price, and you’re sure to be welcoming bookings in no time! On platforms such as Airbnb and Homeaway, it’s no secret that your competition will consist of single-owner homes and self-run BnBs. With our data and market analysis, we can show you how to price your listings competitively so they are performing at their best, no matter the season.
4. Strategic Opening Day
There are a number of factors to consider when launching your listings, including the location of your resort or hotel, the guest experience you’d like to create, and the performance of other vacation rentals in your region throughout the year. Here at Jetstream, we strive to ensure that your listings are launched at the best time of year to start booking right away.
5. The Power of Reviews
Good reviews encourage people to book your listing, just as a bad review can deter them. Our guest services team is available 22 hours per day, 7 days a week, to ensure that our mutual guests have every question and concern addressed, both before their stay and while in-house. Our team takes care of guest emails and middle-of-the-night texts, and we work with your staff at your properties to ensure that any issues that occur are taken care of at the time. This way, each guest is more likely to leave a good review! At the end of their stay, we encourage happy guests to leave reviews so that potential customers are more likely to come across your shining listing.
Want more tips? Join the Jetstream and we will work with you to get your optimized listings on some of the world’s leading vacation rental platforms.
Dec 04, 2019
Winning at Airbnb and VRBO: Diving into the Data (WEBINAR)
Jetstream COO Emmanuel Lavoie analysed data taken from 2300 listings on Airbnb and VRBO to share with you the recipe for success on vacation rental platforms. Check out the Webinar to learn the 5 Best Practices that build immediate Trust with the consumer!Read more
Jun 28, 2019
5 Top Tips to Attract your First Booking on Vacation Rental Platforms
Now that boutique hotels and resorts are joining vacation rental platforms, here are 5 top tips from our Jetstream team to make your listings shine and attract bookings.Read more
Jun 28, 2019
4 Ways that Jetstream is your Multi-Purpose Tool for Airbnb Success
Jetstream's full-service solution is your multi-purpose tool for Airbnb success. Here are the top 4 ways that Jetstream will increase the performance of your listings on Airbnb!Read more
Aug 30, 2018
RedAwning Group Acquires Leavetown Vacations Inc. and its Jetstream Connectivity Solution
RedAwning, the world’s largest collection of vacation properties, announced it has acquired Leavetown Vacations and its Jetstream Connectivity Solution - a Vancouver-based vacation rental distribution and channel marketing solution specially designed for multi-unit properties.Read more
May 08, 2018
How Hotels Can Get Airbnb’s Stamp of Approval
Connecting Boutique hotels to Airbnb has been a hot topic of conversation ever since Airbnb announced that they will now feature them on their platform.Read more
Apr 24, 2018
Jetstream Connects Airbnb to Sabre SynXis Hotel Booking Engine
On April 10th, Sabre announced the launch of their new guest-centric solution on the SynXis Enterprise Platform.Read more
Apr 10, 2018
Listing Boutique Hotel Rooms on Airbnb
The days of hotels seeing Airbnb as the enemy are over. The evolution has reached the inevitable conclusion with Airbnb announcing that boutique hotels are welcome on its network.Read more
Mar 21, 2018
Airbnb and Hotels – Partners or Rivals?
Traditionally, Airbnb and the hotel industry have been seen as massive rivals. But now, is the game changing? Boutique hotels are beginning to find a partner in Airbnb.Read more
Feb 27, 2018
Now Entering the Sharing Economy – Boutique Hotels & Resorts
The sharing economy is steaming ahead. Last year, PWC predicted that the sharing economy would grow by 60% in 2017 to 27bn in Europe alone.Read more
Feb 21, 2018
Is Your Resort Ready For The Vacation Rental Market?
In the ever-evolving of travel industry, home sharing platforms and vacation rental marketplaces are continuing to make their mark.Read more
Oct 03, 2019
CASE STUDY: Oceana Resorts | Myrtle Beach, SC
Oceana Resorts is a collection of 9 properties in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach including oceanfront resorts, hotels and a waterway condominium, featuring pools, beach access, comfort and affordability. Oceana Resorts uses the TravelClick channel manager which does not offer a direct integration to Airbnb, HomeAway and TripAdvisor. THE CHALLENGE: Oceana wanted to increase […]Read more