Kigo Partner Spotlight: HomeAway
An outstanding global Kigo partner, Austin-based HomeAway is a world leader in vacation rentals, with sites representing more than two million unique places to stay in more than 190 countries. More than one million are instantly bookable, with no wait for confirmation. HomeAway’s mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveller in the world through their online marketplace. That translates into a huge amount of business exposure for vacation rental property management professionals.
HomeAway invites families and groups of friends to create unforgettable holiday memories together by offering an extensive selection of vacation homes through its global partner network of property managers and owners. In a survey performed by HomeAway, 82% of travellers who stayed in a vacation rental for the first time, plan to do so again in the future1, having enjoyed several of the categories benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations.
Benefits for property managers and hosts
The company makes it easy for property managers and vacation rental owners to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. One of the major advantages that property managers and owners appreciate is the provided flexibility, as they can chose to set up their listing(s) as either a pay-per-booking model or a subscription model. HomeAway also provides access to a best-in-class reservation tool for setting up rates and managing reservations. It keeps property managers and owners in control of their property listing by allowing them to decide on the listing’s price and the availability, as well as who is holidaying in their vacation rentals. Maximum exposure is another benefit as they reach travellers globally through more than 50 international websites.
Kigo and HomeAway are excited to partner to maximize your business bookings and revenue, and provide easy-to-use tools that give you more control. Learn more about how our vacation rental channel manager solution connects your properties to HomeAway’s global audience.
1 Based on HomeAway Customer Satisfaction Survey, Q2 2017, for owners listing on HomeAway.com, VRBO.com & VacationRentals.com´